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:
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.
The WSOCS Archives are open for member use every Thursday (except holidays):
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:
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October 9, 2008 - DrG