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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'', ",_Wisconsin."</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
{{WI Courthouse Intro|Clark}}
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
| 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>
| 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]]'''
| 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
| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1907. General compliance year unknown.</center>
=== Record Loss ===
=== Populated Places ===
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [,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>* [ Abbotsford] (partly in [,_Wisconsin Marathon County])* [,_Wisconsin Colby] (partly in [,_Wisconsin Marathon County])* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Greenwood]</div>| cities-col2=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Loyal]* [,_Wisconsin Neillsville] (county seat)* [,_Wisconsin Owen]</div>| cities-col3=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Thorp]* [,_Wisconsin Stanley] (mostly in [,_Wisconsin Chippewa County])</div><!--towns column------------------->|towns-col1=<div>* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Beaver]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Butler]* [,_Wisconsin Colby]* [,_Wisconsin Dewhurst]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Eaton]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Foster]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Fremont]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Grant]* [,_Wisconsin Green Grove]* [,_Wisconsin Hendren]* [,_Wisconsin Hewett]</div>| towns-col2=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Hixon]* [,_Wisconsin Hoard]* [,_Wisconsin Levis]* [,_Wisconsin Longwood]* [,_Wisconsin Loyal]* [,_Wisconsin Lynn]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Mayville]* [,_Wisconsin Mead]* [,_Wisconsin Mentor]* [,_Wisconsin Pine Valley]* [,_Wisconsin Reseburg]</div>| towns-col3=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Seif]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Sherman]* [,_Wisconsin Sherwood]* [,_Wisconsin Thorp]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Unity]* [,_Wisconsin Warner]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Washburn]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Weston]* [,_Wisconsin Withee]* [,_Wisconsin Worden]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin York]</div><!--villages column------------------->| villages-col1=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Curtiss]* [,_Wisconsin Dorchester] (partly in [,_Wisconsin Marathon County]</div>| villages-col2=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Granton]* [,_Wisconsin Unity] (mostly in [,_Wisconsin Marathon County])</div>| villages-col3=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Withee]</div><!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Atwood]* [,_Wisconsin Bright]* [,_Wisconsin Christie]* [,_Wisconsin Clark]* [,_Wisconsin Columbia]* [,_Wisconsin Eadsville]* [,_Wisconsin Eidsvold]* [,_Wisconsin Globe]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Hemlock]* [,_Wisconsin Junction]* [,_Wisconsin Lombard]* [,_Wisconsin Longwood]* [,_Wisconsin Lynn]* [,_Wisconsin Nevins]* [,_Wisconsin Reseburg]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Riplinger]* [,_Wisconsin Sherwood]* [,_Wisconsin Shortville]* [,_Wisconsin Tioga]* [,_Wisconsin Sidney]* [,_Wisconsin Spokeville]* [,_Wisconsin Veefkind]* [,_Clark_County,_Wisconsin Willard]</div><!--census column------------------->| census-col1=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Chili]</div>| census-col2=<div>* [,_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>* [,_Wisconsin Kurth]* [,_Wisconsin Maple Works]</div>| ghost-col2=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Trow]</div>| ghost-col3=<div>* [,_Wisconsin Worden]</div>}}
=== History Timeline ===
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http memorial]
* [ WIGenWeb]
* [ WIGenWeb Archives]
* [ WITombstone Project]
* [ 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]*[ 2026973 Billion GravesIndex at FamilySearch]
| 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>
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* [http county_3001]* [ Billion Graves]* [ Billion GravesEPodunk]
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wisconsin Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
=== Census Records ===
{{Historical populations
|type = USA
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [,_Wisconsin "".]
|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}}]]}}
*[ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
*[ Family Maps of Clark County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at ($). Free surname search.
=== Migration ===
*'''1800–1987''' [ Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [ Ancestry] — images and index $
*'''1848–1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [ /search/ FamilySearch] — images
=== School Records ===
{{WI Marriage Intro|Clark}}
*'''1836-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1803973|Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911}} at [ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [ FamilySearch] — index
*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [ FamilySearch] — index
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