The Fennimore Chamber of Commerce is often contacted by dependents of previous Fennimore residents to learn more about their ancestors. A few suggestions to assist in your search to find information about your ancestors include:
- Your Family Bible
- Census records
- Marriage Records
- Land records/ deeds
- Tax Records
- Church Records
- Newspaper Articles
- Probate/ Wills
The spelling is very poor on some of these records. Sometimes a close spelling will be a relative. Even a small bit of information will give you a start.
Genealogy information resources:
Dwight Parker Library
925 Lincoln Avenue,
Fennimore, WI 53809
The cemetery is located two miles west of town on U.S. Hwy 18.
Contact the Fennimore City Clerk’s office
860 Lincoln Avenue
Fennimore WI 53809
St. Mary’s Cemetery
Gerald O’Brien, 1920 12th St.
Fennimore WI 53809
Grant County Court House
111 South Jefferson Street
Lancaster WI 53813
Register of Deeds Office keeps information about births, marriages, deaths, land records, plat books.
The office is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 – 4 p.m.
Grant County Genealogical Society
Grant County Genealogical Society has information on all cemeteries in the county. Society members have copied all the cemeteries in Grant County. Over 16,000 surnames have been cataloged from 155 or more cemeteries.
Requests for a Surname search of these records can be directed to Mrs. Helen Jentz. For a fee of $3.00 and a self-addressed stamped envelope, Mrs. Jentz, 955 Williams Street, Platteville, WI 53818 will do a name check.
Library – The Grant County Genealogical Society is gradually enlarging its library. Subscriptions, exchange newsletters and books donated by members plus purchases by the Society comprise the collection which is kept at the home of the Librarian, Karen Reese, Dickeyville WI, 608-568-3124. Inquiries may be directed to the Librarian.
Other Area Resources
Southwest Wisconsin Room
U.W. Platteville, Ullsvik Center (Research Center)
Platteville, WI. 53818
Schreiner Memorial Library
113 W. Elm Street, Lancaster, WI 53813
Platteville Public Library
65 S. Elm Street, Platteville, WI 53818