Wisconsin Genealogy Trails
Genealogy Trails History Group - Finding Ancestors wherever their trails lead

Welcome to this
Door County Wisconsin
Genealogy Trails Website

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic webpage-making skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our
Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the
Volunteer Page.


We regret that we are unable to do personal research for anyone.
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site
Happy Trails to you on your quest for your ancestors.


Door County, created in 1851 from Brown County, is named after the strait between the Door Peninsula and Washington Island. The dangerous passage, now littered with shipwrecks, was known to early French explorers and local Native Americans.

Because of the natural hazards of the strait, they gave it the French appellation "Porte des Morts Passage, which in English means the "Door to the Way to Death."
During the 19th century, various groups of Native Americans occupied the area that would become Door County and its islands. Beginning in mid-century, these Indians, mostly Potawatomi, were removed from the peninsula by the federal government under the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Later in the 19th century there was a fairly large-scale immigration of Belgian Walloons, who populated a small region in the county.
In recent times, the county is a popular tourist spot during summers.

The county seat is Sturgeon Bay.

Canal Island lighthouse


Sturgeon Bay (county seat)

Villages and Towns and Census-designted Places
Egg Harbor * Ephraim * Forestville * Sister Bay
Baileys Harbor * Brussels * Clay Banks * Gardner * Gibraltar * Jacksonport *
Liberty Grove * Nasewaupee * Sevastopol * Sturgeon Bay * Union * Washington
Ellison Bay * Little Sturgeon

Plus many unincorporated communities.


Online Records


Census Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Sept 2017:  Burials in St. Michael Cemetery, Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Christ the King Cemetery, Jacksonport Lake View Cemetery, St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery.  Obits for WITTE, WAGENER, SPENCER, GLINES, MANNA, NELSON, FRY, SPENCER, DONOVAN, FULLER, COCHEMS



Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

If you would like to submit data for this site,
Email Us with your submissions.

Submit an Obituary to Us
for any of our county sites.


Join our Genealogy Trails Upper Midwestern States
Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.

For the Upper Midwest States of :
North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan


Adjacent Counties
Kewaunee County - South

Oconto County - West

Marinette County - Northwest

Menominee County, Michigan - Northwest

Delta County, Michigan - North

Wisconsin Genealogy Trails
Visit the Wisconsin State Page

Genealogy Trails
Visit our National Genealogy Trails Site

All data on this website is © Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.