This database indexes over 985,000 births recorded in the state of Wisconsin prior to 1907. Wisconsin is one of few states to have a wide-spread index of records prior to establishment of a state vital records office. However, it is important to note that there will be some records at the county level not included in this statewide index. Taken from the index created by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Vital Records Division this database will prove useful to those seeking ancestors in early Wisconsin.
The state of Wisconsin microfiche from which this electronic database was created incorrectly indexed the counties that start with "s". Ancestry.com has digitally changed the indexing of the counties that start with the letter "s". If a county is listed as St. Croix, Sauk, Sawyer, Shawano, or Sheboygan the name of the county in which the birth took place should now be correct.
Ancestry.com. Wisconsin Vital Records, 1820-1907. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original Data: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Wisconsin Vital Record Index, pre-1907. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Vital Records Division, 19xx.