Research Tips

Waukesha County Museum works with other museums and organizations to promote historical and research efforts. Below are additional resources and links that might help in your research endeavors.

The Naturalization Process

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the state circuit courts usually administered the naturalization process, which was established by federal law. In Waukesha, the county circuit court also handled naturalization cases.

Visit our Naturalization Process page for more information on this topic.

Naturalization Records Available in the Research Center

  • Declarations of Intention 1847-1954
  • Petitions 1906-1955
  • Certificates of Naturalization 1847-1906

Genealogical Research
Carroll University Library Archives and Special Collections
Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Dodge/Jefferson County Genealogical Society
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Family Search
Federation of Genealogical Societies
Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
National Genealogical Society
Prairie Home Cemetery
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries American Geographical Society Library
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries Archives
USGenWeb Project
US National Archives and Records Administration – Great Lakes Region
Waukesha County Wisconsin Genealogy (GenWeb)
Waukesha County Genealogical Society
Waukesha County Register of Deeds – Genealogy Page
Waukesha Public Library
Wisconsin Historical Society
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Waukesha County Historical Societies & Museums Contact Information
Butler Community Foundation (Historic Clarke House), 5151 Detrie Court, Butler, WI 53007
Eagle Historical Society
Elmbrook Historical Society
Genesee Heritage Society
Hartland Historical Society,P.O. Box 54 Hartland, WI 53029
Hawks Inn Historical Society
Menomonee Falls Historical Society
Mukwonago Historical Society, 103 Main Street, Mukwonago, WI 53149
Muskego Historical Society
New Berlin Historical Society , 19765 West National Avenue, New Berlin, WI 53146
Oconomowoc Historical Society & Lake Country Museum
Old World Wisconsin
Pewaukee Area Historical Society
Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society
Ten Chimneys Foundation
Waukesha Engine Historical Society , 1000 W St. Paul Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188
Wisconsin Postal History Society , N95 W32259 County Line Road, Hartland, WI 53029

Other County & State Historical Societies near Waukesha County:
Dodge County Historical Society & Museum
Jefferson Historical Society,305 South Main St.,Jefferson, WI 53549
Milwaukee County Historical Society
Ozaukee County Historical Society
Racine Heritage Museum
Walworth County Historical Society
Washington County Historical Society
Wisconsin Local History Network
Wisconsin Historical Societies listing
Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum

Property Research:
Waukesha County Register of Deeds – Genealogy Page
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries American Geographical Society Library
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries Division of Archives and Special Collections Index Page
City of Waukesha Landmarks Commission
City of Waukesha Building Inspector (Plans)
Waukesha Public Library
Wisconsin Historical Society (Historic Preservation/Historic Buildings)
Wisconsin Historical Society (Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1867-1950)

Independent Researchers (we do not specifically endorse these individuals):

Sally Hagen House Histories –