How to Obtain Wisconsin Vital Records

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How to Obtain Wisconsin Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Wisconsin birth certificates, Wisconsin marriage licenses, Wisconsin divorce decrees and Wisconsin death records. There are also useful links to past Wisconsin Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on the Vital Records Index Page

Wisconsin birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

WI Vital Records Office
1 West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 309 Madison,
WI 53701-0309

Wisconsin birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Wisconsin Department of Health and family Services may be contacted by phone on (608) 266-1371, (608) 266-1373 or online at

Remarks: State Office has scattered records earlier than 1857. Records before October 1, 1907, are very incomplete.

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