Power Course: Wisconsin Genealogy


  • You want to learn about key resources for Wisconsin genealogy
  • You’ve hit a brick wall in searching for your Badger State ancestors and need help to proceed
  • You have roots in Milwaukee and want to know where to find records in the city

From Milwaukee to Madison to Green Bay, roots in this Northern state span from early Native American tribes to French explorers and fur trappers who crossed the border from Canada. Churn up your Cheese Head ancestors in America’s Dairyland and fill in your Badger State family tree in this course.

Family Tree University Power Courses are designed to provide a concentrated dose of genealogy education on a single topic. Students have a week to go through approximately two hours of course material. In less time than it would take to churn a bucket of butter,  you’ll boost your research and leave with new tips and tricks to help you find your ancestors. This course is self-led and does not contain any graded exercises, but instructors are available to answer any and every question you may post on the Discussion Board.



Course Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Get 7 Days of Access Immediately After You Register


  •   Brief history of the state, including immigration and details regarding ethnic groups
  •   Unique repositories and top websites for Wisconsin
  •   Where to find vital, military, land and other records
  •   A breakdown of Wisconsin counties, including info on historical maps
  •   Records and resources specific to Milwaukee


  • One-hour Wisconsin Genealogy Crash Course video
  • PDF guide on Wisconsin Genealogy explaining how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources, and a timeline of state history
  • In-depth PDF Sourcebook with a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of Wisconsin state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them
  • PDF guide on finding your ancestors in Milwaukee


  • This Power Course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy. The first course in our First Steps series–Discover Your Family Tree–will provide a helpful foundation for genealogy beginners.

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