Probate records, including Wills and Estates, are maintained pursuant to Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule Chapter 72. Generally, these are open records. There is a mandatory $4.00 search fee pursuant to Section 814.66(1)b(3)j, Wis. Stats., and a mandatory $1.00 per page copy fee. The following links may provide additional information:

Vital Records  Provides information on obtaining copies of vital records (birth, death, and marriage records, searching records in person, and other available services.

Washington County Historical Society  Provides information on the search resources available in the Research Center. 

Wisconsin State Historical Society  Provides help links, helpful information, and schedules for workshops to assist individuals in doing family history searches.

Wisconsin Genealogy Services  Provides FAQ's about what information is available and accessible, where to go, and how to search the Vital Records when conducting a genealogy search.

The National Archives  Assistance for how to search the following government records:  Census Records, Military Records, Immigration Records (Ship Passenger Lists), Naturalization Records, and Land Records.