Wisconsin State
Old Cemetery Society


WSOCS was organized in 1971 to record the information inscribed on cemetery headstones before they became obliterated and unreadable. A number of members and friends of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society banded together to begin compiling the information on the head stones of as many Wisconsin Cemeteries as possible.

They met and decided to incorporate under the laws of the State of Wisconsin as the Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society, Inc. The structure of the organization is set up similar to that of the Genealogical Society and the Wisconsin Council for Local History into Regions and then by Counties. Each Region has a Regional Director and each County is assigned a County Coordinator answering to the Regional Director.

Over 4,000 Wisconsin Cemeteries have been complied. These records reside in the WSOCS Archives:

Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society
6100 W. Mequon Road
Mequon, WI 53092-1951



WSOCS Membership:

Send your name, address and check for $10.00 to the address above. Membership is for a period of one year. Members receive a subscription to "INSCRIPTIONS", the Newsletter of the WSOCS and one Search Request of the archives each quarter. New members may join by mail or in person at the WSOCS Archives on Thursdays.



Archives:

The WSOCS Archives are open for member use every Thursday (except holidays):

Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society
6100 W. Mequon Road
Mequon, WI 53092-1951
Thursday morning9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Thursday afternoon 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New members may join by mail or in person at the WSOCS Archives on Thursdays.




Search the Archives:

Searches are conducted for one surname per query for members of WSOCS. Four queries per year (1 each quarter). If you are not a member send your name, address and dues with your Search Request. If you mail in a Search Request you must include a Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope (SASE) with a mailed Search Request. For each Search Request please include:

Name of the individual (one surname per query)
County of burial
Cemetery and the Township in which it is located.*
* If the name of the cemetery or the Township is unknown provide any clues you have to help to determine the location such as identifying names of a nearby City or Village. To assist in the search provide additional information, such as religious affiliation and location of where subject lived..

Mail the Search Request with a SASE to the address above. Current members may send a Search Request by e-mail to: RFelber@wi.rr.com. The Archivist will provide the information he finds either to your Email address or in the SASE that was enclosed with your Search Request.



WSOCS Officers:

President Mrs. Beverly Silldorff
(262) 242-3290
12116 North Briarhill Road
Mequon, WI 53097-2602
Vice President Don Goniu
Telephone
Street
City, State, Zip
Secretary Bev Hetzel
Telephone
Street
City, State, Zip
Treasurer Donald Silldorff
(262) 242-3290
12116 North Briarhill Road
Mequon, WI 53097-2602
Editor Dan Buckman
Telephone
Street
City, State, Zip
Archivist Robert J. Felber
(414) 355-6252
8724 West Magnolia Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224-4024




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October 9, 2008 - DrG