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Records of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Division

These records are held in the National Archives regional facility in Chicago, Illinois.

Record Group 21


Records of the U.S. Circuit Court

General Records, 1862-1911

Journals, 1862-1911 (11 vols.)

Civil Records, 1862-1911

Execution Docket Book, 1862-1911 (1 vol.)
Civil Docket Book, 1907-1911 (1 vol.)

Chancery Records, 1862-1911

Chancery Docket Books, 1862-1907 (7 vols.)
Final Record Books-Chancery, 1862-1911 (21 vols.)
Chancery Case Files, 1862-1911 (122 cubic feet)

Equity Records, 1862-1911

Cross Index: Judgement Record Book, 1910-1911 (1 vol.)
Judgement Record Book, 1862-1911 (1 vol.)
Equity Order Book, 1862-1875 (1 vol.)

Law Records, 1862-1907

Law Docket Books, 1862-1907 (6 vols.)
Law Case Files, 1862-1907 (40 cubic feet)

Internal Revenue Records, 1871-1877

Internal Revenue Docket Book (Record Book), 1871-1877 (1 vol.)

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Records of the U.S. District Court

General Records, 1862-1993

Journals, 1862-1929 (21 vols.)
Civil (Mixed) Docket Book, 1934-1935 (1 vol.)
Mixed Case Files, 1907-1938 (146 cubic feet)
Magistrate Cases Docket Books, 1974-1993 (9 vols.)
Miscellaneous Cases Docket Books, 1956-1993 (6 vols.)
Case Indices, 1954-1993 (21 cubic feet)
Attorney Admissions, 1900-1993 (7.5 cubic feet)
Satisfied Judgements, 1954-1993 (2 cubic feet)
Judgment Dockets, 1954-1993 (4 cubic feet) Execution Dockets, 1878-1955 (1 vol.)
Notice of Tax Liens, 1929 (1 vol.)
Trust Funds Record Book, 1936-1954 (0.5 cubic feet)
Minute Books, 1954-1974 (8 vols.)
Journals, 1929-1938 (6 vols.)
Magistrate's Dockets, 1968-1974 (3 vols.)
Judgment and Order Books, 1971 (1 cubic feet)

Admiralty Records, 1847-1919

Admiralty Docket Books, 1862-1919 (12 vols.)
Admiralty Case Files, 1847-1907 (20 cubic feet)

Bankruptcy Records - Act of 1867, 1867-1888

Bankruptcy Minute Books, 1867-1888 (8 vols.)
Voluntary Bankruptcy Docket Books, 1867-1878 (3 vols.)
Involuntary Bankruptcy Docket Books, 1867-1878 (2 vols.)
Money Registers, 1868-1880 (2 vols.)
Voluntary Bankruptcy Case Files, 1867-1878 (47 cubic feet)
Involuntary Bankruptcy Case Files, 1867-1878 (25 cubic feet)

Bankruptcy Records - Act of 1898, 1898-1982

Involuntary Bankruptcy Docket Book, 1898-1907 (1 vol.)
Voluntary Bankruptcy Docket Books, 1898-1907 (2 vols.)
Bankruptcy Minute Books, 1898-1929 (14 vols.)
Money Register, 1898-1900 (1 vol.)
Referee's Cash Book, 1939-1943 (1 vol.)
Involuntary Bankruptcy Case Files, 1898-1907 (23 cubic feet)
Bankruptcy Case Files, 1898-1944 (698 cubic feet)
Bankruptcy Docket Books, 1929-1975 (107 cubic feet)
Closed 1984 Adversary Bankruptcy Case Files, 1979-1982 (35 cubic feet)

Civil Records, 1862-1991

Execution Docket Book, 1962-1878 (1 vol.)
Civil (Law) Docket Book, 1862-1906 (1 vol.)
Miscellaneous (Civil) Record Book, 1900-1918 (1 vol.)
Civil (Law) Case Files, 1862-1906 (11 cubic feet)
Civil Action Case Files, 1938-1969, 1971-1980 (632 cubic feet)
Civil Docket Books, 1907-1991 (177 vols.)
Civil Order Books, 1938-1954 (3 cubic feet)

Chancery Records, 1912-1919

Final Record Books-Chancery, 1912-1919 (2 vols.)

Equity Records, 1862-1938

Cross-Index, Judgement Record Book, 1910-1928 (1 vol.)
Judgment Record Book, 1862-1928 (1 vol.)
Equity Journals, 1913-1938 (6 vols.)
Equity Order Book, 1914-1938 (1 vol.)
Equity Case Files-Suits by Assignees, 1900-1907 (1 cubic foot)

Law Records, 1871-1888

Law Docket Books-Suits by Assignees, 1871-1889 (6 vols.)
Law Case Files-Suits by Assignees, 1871-1889 (7 cubic feet)

Criminal Records, 1862-1993

Criminal Docket Books, 1862-1907 (4 vols.)
Final Record Books-Criminal, 1887-1919 (13 vols.)
Criminal Case Files, 1862-1969, 1975-1980 (239 cubic feet)
Criminal Docket Books, 1907-1993 (20 cubic feet)
Criminal Order Books, 1955-1974 (8 vols.)
Criminal Case Record of Proceedings, 1958-1964 (1 cubic foot)

Naturalization Records, 1848-1990

Naturalization Petition and Record Books, 1848-1970 (293 vols.)
Index to Declarations and Petitions, 1943-1954 (1 cubic foot)
Declarations of Intention, 1848-1971 (9.5 cubic feet)
Repatriation Order Book, 1940 (1 cubic foot)
Orders Granting and Denying Citizenship, 1929-December 12, 1979 (1 cubic foot)
Naturalization Depositions, 1908-1972 (9 vols.)
Naturalization Index, 1848-1990 (905 cubic feet)
Index Naturalization Record, 1894-1906 (1 vol.)
Index Declaration of Intention, 1856-1906 (5 vols.)
Naturalization Transfer Petitions, June 30, 1953-October 8, 1982. Petitions TR1-TR151
Armed Forces Petitions, October 23, 1943-January 23, 1956. Petitions 40-355

Confiscation Records, 1862-1866

Confiscation Docket Books, 1862-1864 (2 vols.)
Confiscation Record Book, 1864 (1 vol.)
Confiscation Case Files, 1862-1866 (2 cubic feet)

Internal Revenue Records, 1863-1906

Internal Revenue Informations, 1863-1906 (1 vol.)
Internal Revenue Case Files, 1863-1867 (1 cubic foot)

Clerk's Records, 1896-1961

Fees Received from U.S. Marshals, 1896-1911 (1 vol.)
Clerk's Blotter, 1918-1923 (2 vols.)
Clerk's Judgment Docket and Index, 1929-1961 (2 vols.)
Cash Books, 1942-1954 (5 vols.)

U.S. Commissioners' Records, 1873-1968

U.S. Commissioners' Records, 1873-1943 (36 vols.)
Commissioners' Transcript Docket, 1929-1950 (1 vol.)
Commissioners' Dockets, 1947-1968 (9 vols.)

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