This county was formed in 1836 from Milwaukee County. The County seat is Racine. It lies on Lake Michigan to the east. To the West is Walworth County, Kenosha to the south and Milwaukee and Waukesha to the north.

Location of vital records for Racine County will be with the Register of Deeds Office at the Court House on 1st Floor South.

Keep in mind that not all records are there. Some old records are at the Regional Archive, and some records no longer exist or were never recorded.

The State Historical Society has Area Research Centers for different sections of Wisconsin. The one that services Racine County is:

Area Research Center
Contact: Ellen Pedraza
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI. 53141-2000

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Wednesday evening 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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