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Church records often include lists of members, pasters, births, baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, deaths, and burials.

City Church Dates Language
Fort Atkinson Evangelical Friedens Church1 1885-1959 German, English
Watertown First Congregational Church1 1846-1926 English
Watertown St. Paul's Episcopal Church1 1850-1887, 1880-1965 English
Watertown Immanual Evangelical Lutheran1 1875-1939 German
Watertown German Reformed Zoar Church1 1877-1959 German, English
Watertown Watertown Methodist Mission1 1850-1885 German
Watertown Christ United Methodist1 1854-1955 German, English
Watertown German Methodist Episcopal Church1 1907-1938 English
Watertown First Methodist Episcopal Church1 1890-1937 English
Watertown Pipersville Methodist Episcopal1 1904-1922 English
Watertown Watertown Methodist Episcopal1 1839-1940 English
Watertown St. John's Lutheran Church2 1859-1943 German
Watertown St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church3 1849-1982 German, English

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City Church Dates Language
Beloit Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church2 1904-1916, 1972 English
Beloit Luther Valley Lutheran Church4 English
Clinton Clinton Lutheran Church1 1880-1967 German
Clinton Clinton Methodist Episcopal1 1858-1898 English
Janesville St. Peter's Lutheran Church1 1903-1963 English
Janesville First Baptist Church3 1844-1901, ca. 1968 English

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City Church Dates Language
Allen Grove Allen Grove Methodist Episcopal 1 1906-1963 English
Darien United Methodist Church 1 1872-1882 English
East Troy St. Paul's Lutheran Church 1 1875-1940 German
Elkhorn First Congregational Church5 1843-1979 English
Elkhorn First United Methodist Church 1 1989-1931 English
Elkhorn St. John in Wilderness 1,2 1853-1983 English
Elkhorn St. John's Lutheran Church 1 1901-1923 German, English
Elkhorn Sugar Creek Evangelical Lutheran 1 1850-1948 Norwegian, English
Lake Geneva First Evangelical Lutheran 1 1885-1960 German, English
Lake Geneva First Congregational United Church of Christ 3 1839-1982 English
Sharon Sharon Methodist Episcopal 1 1845-1931 English
Whitewater First English Lutheran 1 1872-1941 Norwegian, English
Whitewater Methodist-Episcopal Church 4 1873-1897 Norwegian,English

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Research civil and criminal court cases to locate divorces, lawsuits, and other litigation that can provide interesting insight into the lives of family members.  Probate records contain information on the distribution of property and guardianship of minor children.

County Dates* Contact Courthouse
Jefferson NONE For all requests
Rock circa 1842-1936, 1970-1977 For all criminal cases
Rock, Branch II 1962-1978 For all criminal cases
Walworth 1845-1925 For post-1925


*not all records may be available from these dates

The Archives and Area Research Center has indexes for both Walworth and Rock County Court Cases.  For assistance, please fill out the Research Request Form or call the Archives at 262-472-5520.

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