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Birth Records

Milwaukee County (Wis.). Register of Deeds.
General birth index [microform], 1823-1932.
Milwaukee Micro Series 7
Index to the Register of Births (Milwaukee Micro Series 8), arranged by first letter of the surname, then chronologically. Provides full name of the infant, birth date, and volume and page of the register.
Milwaukee County (Wis.). Register of Deeds.
Register of births [microform], 1854-1911.
Milwaukee Micro Series 8
Register provides name of child; sex; color; date and place of birth; names of living issue; fathers name and birthplace; mothers maiden name and birthplace; physician; date of registration and certification. Later records also provide information on illegitimacy and stillbirth. Volume numbers are given on the reel boxes; numbering started with letters of the alphabet before numerals. Volumes are arranged by date of registration, not birth date. The Register is indexed by the General Birth Index (Milwaukee Micro Series 7). View finding aid.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics.
Delayed registrations of births [microform], 1850-1907.
Wisconsin Series 2071

Records of Wisconsin births prior to 1907, which were reported between 1937 and 1942. Includes affidavits (1940-1942), filed by doctors or others attesting to each birth; and registers (1937-1940) in which information from affidavits is recorded. Information included in the registers is the name of child, race, sex, date and place of birth, name and occupation of father, name of mother before marriage, birthplace of father and mother, names of other children, name of physician or person signing affidavit, residence of that person, date of affidavit, date of registration, and any additional circumstances. Affidavits contain similar information, but do not include date of registration or names of other children, but do not whether any were stillborn. The affidavits also include the age of father and mother, occupation of mother, residence of father and mother, whether the birth was a single or multiple, and notary public signature.

The registers are arranged alphabetically by county and then by assigned number. The affidavits are arranged alphabetical by county and then by birth date. The registers are indexed by name in the statewide "Index to Registrations of Birth." The affidavits are not indexed. The University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee only has the seven reels containing delayed registrations for Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha counties. View finding aid.

Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics.
Index to registrations of births [microform], 1808-1907.
Wisconsin Series 2072
Statewide index to births recorded between 1852 and 1907 (earlier births often recorded years later). Shows name, date and county for each registrant, and reel and document number in the Registrations of Births (Wisconsin Series 2070). Also contains entries for reels 1-3 of the Delayed Registrations (Wisconsin Series 2071). Arranged in two parts: alphabetically by registrants name, and chronological by date of birth. Incomplete entries are located at the beginning of each part.
Wisconsin. Bureau of Health Statistics.
Registrations of births [microform], 1852-1907.
Wisconsin Series 2070
Record of births made by the register of deeds in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, and Waukesha Counties and sent to the Bureau. Records show name; race; sex; names of siblings and parents; mothers maiden name; time and place of birth; and other details. Also includes some births for 1808-1852, but recorded later. Arranged chronologically then by date of registration. Indexed by the Index to Registrations of Births. The Milwaukee County register is located in the Archives. View finding aid.

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