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Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Guide to '''Clark County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
=== Description ===
 
The County was named for William Clark. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County, Wisconsin " in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Wisconsin."</ref>
 
=== County Courthouse ===
{{WI Courthouse Intro|Clark}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Wisconsin. Page 755-760, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 757-759.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |18691866
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1857
| width="14.2%" align="center" | 1866 | width="14.2%" align="center" | 1857
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
| width="14.2%" align="center" |18701854| width="14.2%" align="center" |18601820
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1907. General compliance year unknown.</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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=== Populated Places ===
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,019,c,clark.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County, WisconsinE," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', URL, accessed 7 August 2018.</ref>{{WI Populated Places Intropopulated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbotsford_Wisconsin Abbotsford] (partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_County,_Wisconsin Marathon County])* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colby,_Wisconsin Colby] (partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_County,_Wisconsin Marathon County])* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwood,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Greenwood]</div>| cities-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyal,_Wisconsin Loyal]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neillsville,_Wisconsin Neillsville] (county seat)* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owen,_Wisconsin Owen]</div>| cities-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorp,_Wisconsin Thorp]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley,_Wisconsin Stanley] (mostly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chippewa_County,_Wisconsin Chippewa County])</div><!--towns column------------------->|towns-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Beaver]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Butler]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colby_(town),_Wisconsin Colby]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewhurst,_Wisconsin Dewhurst]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eaton,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Eaton]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Foster]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Fremont]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Grant]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Grove,_Wisconsin Green Grove]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendren,_Wisconsin Hendren]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewett,_Wisconsin Hewett]</div>| towns-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hixon,_Wisconsin Hixon]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoard,_Wisconsin Hoard]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levis,_Wisconsin Levis]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwood,_Wisconsin Longwood]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyal_(town),_Wisconsin Loyal]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn,_Wisconsin Lynn]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayville,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Mayville]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mead,_Wisconsin Mead]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentor,_Wisconsin Mentor]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Valley,_Wisconsin Pine Valley]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reseburg,_Wisconsin Reseburg]</div>| towns-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seif,_Wisconsin Seif]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Sherman]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherwood_(town),_Wisconsin Sherwood]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorp_(town),_Wisconsin Thorp]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Unity]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner,_Wisconsin Warner]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Washburn]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weston,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Weston]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withee_(town),_Wisconsin Withee]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worden,_Wisconsin Worden]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin York]</div><!--villages column------------------->| villages-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss,_Wisconsin Curtiss]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorchester,_Wisconsin Dorchester] (partly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_County,_Wisconsin Marathon County]</div>| villages-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granton,_Wisconsin Granton]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity,_Wisconsin Unity] (mostly in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathon_County,_Wisconsin Marathon County])</div>| villages-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withee,_Wisconsin Withee]</div><!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atwood,_Wisconsin Atwood]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright,_Wisconsin Bright]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christie,_Wisconsin Christie]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark,_Wisconsin Clark]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia,_Wisconsin Columbia]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eadsville,_Wisconsin Eadsville]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eidsvold,_Wisconsin Eidsvold]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globe,_Wisconsin Globe]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemlock,_Wisconsin Hemlock]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junction,_Wisconsin Junction]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombard,_Wisconsin Lombard]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longwood_(community),_Wisconsin Longwood]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_(community),_Wisconsin Lynn]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevins,_Wisconsin Nevins]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reseburg_(community),_Wisconsin Reseburg]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riplinger,_Wisconsin Riplinger]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherwood_(community),_Wisconsin Sherwood]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortville,_Wisconsin Shortville]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tioga,_Wisconsin Tioga]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney,_Wisconsin Sidney]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokeville,_Wisconsin Spokeville]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veefkind,_Wisconsin Veefkind]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Willard]</div><!--census column------------------->| census-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chili,_Wisconsin Chili]</div>| census-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbird,_Wisconsin Humbird]</div>| census-col3=<div></div><!--townships column------------------->| townships-col1=| townships-col2=<div></div>| townships-col3=<div></div><!--ghost towns column------------------->| ghost-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurth,_Wisconsin Kurth]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_Works,_Wisconsin Maple Works]</div>| ghost-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trow,_Wisconsin Trow]</div>| ghost-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worden_(ghost_town),_Wisconsin Worden]</div>}}
=== History Timeline ===
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
* [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=51&GScnty=3001&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://wigenweb.org/clark/cemetery.html WIGenWeb]
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/clark.html WIGenWeb Archives]
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/clark.htm WITombstone Project]
* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/clark.htm Interment]
* [httphttps://www.epodunkfamilysearch.comorg/search/cgi-binrecord/localList.phpresults?localcount=2311220&locTGroupquery=Cemeteries%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Clark%20County%2C%20Wisconsin%22~&directioncollection_id=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# 2026973 Billion GravesIndex at FamilySearch]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
* [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgicemetery-binbrowse/USA/Wisconsin/fg.cgiClark-County?page=csr&CScn=&CScntryid=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3001 county_3001 Findagrave.com]* [https://billiongraves.com/search/resultscemetery Billion Graves]* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?year_rangelocal=523112&actionlocTGroup=search_cemeteryCemeteries&exactdirection=truedown&countrysec=United%20States0&stateqty=Wisconsin55&countystateAbbv=Clark&cemetery_namestateName=a#/ Billion GravesEPodunk]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wisconsin Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
{{Historical populations
|type = USA
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Wisconsin "Wikipedia.org".]
|1860 |789
|1870 |3450
|1880 |10715
|1890 |17708
|1900 |25848
|1910 |30074
|1920 |35120
|1930 |34165
|1940 |33972
|1950 |32459
|1960 |31527
|1970 |30361
|1980 |32910
|1990 |31647
|2000 |33557
|2010 |34690
}}
{{WI Census Intro|Clark}}
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{WI Maps Intro|Clark}}[[Image:{{WI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WI Clark County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Clark County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
=== Migration ===
*'''1800–1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — images and index $
*'''1848–1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org /search/ FamilySearch] — images
=== School Records ===
{{WI Marriage Intro|Clark}}
*'''1836-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1803973|Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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