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Courthouse Information

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The following is a summary of the records to be found in the:

Wood County Courthouse
400 Market Street
Wisconsin Rapids, Wi 54494

REGISTER OF DEEDS - Room 233

Marriage Records from 1867

Birth certificates from 1876 (also delayed birth records)

Death Certificates from 1877 (Only certified copies are available)

Land Records
---Deeds
---Mortgages
---Powers of Attorney
---Various documents affecting land titles. (Real estate cannot be sold to settle an estate unless all living heirs of the deceased person are located. Thus much information is gleaned as to names of descendants and their places of residence.)

Survey Records

Subdivision Plate (Recorded from when the land was first settled in the 1860's)

Plat Books, various dates available (Note: Current Plat Books for Wood county with an index to owners may be purchased from the University Extension Office in the Courthouse.)

Name Changes

Military Records - Index to Soldier and Sailors Discharges Confidential (Note: Check with the Veterans Office in the Courthouse - they will help with military records. Some are confidential: copies can be obtained of others.)

CLERK OF COURT - Room 331

Criminal Records

Civil records - included are actions for the following:
---Possession of Property, both real and personal
---For Partition of Property
---To Quiet Title
---Foreclosures
---Divorces
---Naturalization Records
---Liens
---Judgments

Other Miscellaneous Records

COUNTY CLERK - Room 213

School Census Records from 1918 to 1964. The schools then consolidated. The records are now held in each High School District.

Old Wood County Normal School Transcript Records. Records are on file until the school closed.

Marriage Applications. An index is available for searching names and dates. The application itself is confidential and is not available.

REGISTER OF PROBATE - Room 346

Probate Records - included here will be found the following records:
---Wills
---Petitions for Probate of Wills
---Letters of Administration and Petitions for Same
---Bonds fo Executors or Administrators
---Inventories and Appraisment Papers
---Petitions to Determine Heirship
---Decrees of Distribution of Estate
---Releases Signed by Heirs
---Guardianship Papers and Adoption Proceedings
---Sales of Real Estate of Intestates
---Juvenile Reocrds - closed
---Mental Records - closed
University Hospital Records

Other Records (Note: Some of these records are closed to the public, but they can be opened with a court order.)

COUNTY TREASURER - Room 219

Tax Rolls. Tax rolls have been kept for 11 years. There are also a few of the older ones. Most older rolls are stored at the Resource Center, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

Assessment Rolls. The files are kept in the Assessor's office and in the separate districts.

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