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Guide to '''Clark County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
  
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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.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= July 6, 1853
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|county seat= Neillsville
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|parent county= [[Jackson County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Jackson]]<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Chippewa County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Chippewa]]
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|county2= [[Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Eau Claire]]
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|county3= [[Jackson County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Jackson]]
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|county4= [[Marathon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marathon]]
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|county5= [[Taylor County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Taylor]]</br><center>[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Clark County
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WI Courthouse Intro|Clark}}
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'''Clark County Courthouse'''<br>517 Court Street<br>Neillsville, WI 54456-1992 <br>Phone: 715-743-5148 <br>[http://www.co.clark.wi.us/ Clark County Website]<br><br>
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[http://www.co.clark.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=126 County Clerk] has birth and death records, marriage records from 1866, land records from 1855 and naturalization records 1857-1954.<br>
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[http://www.co.clark.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=396 Register in Probate] has probate records from 1854. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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| founded year = 1853
 
| founded date = July 6
 
| seat = [[Neillsville, Wisconsin|Neillsville]]
 
| building image = Clark County Courthouse, Clark County, Wisconsin.jpg
 
| building address = [http://www.co.clark.wi.us/ Clark County Courthouse]<br>517 Court Street<br>Neillsville, WI 54456-1992 <br>Phone: 715.743.5148 <br>}}
 
 
 
 
 
=== County Information ===
 
 
 
 
 
==== Clark County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====  
 
  
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=== Clark County, Wisconsin Record Dates  ===
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{{WI Record Dates Intro|Clark}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1857
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1855
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1870
 
 
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=== Record Loss ===
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.clark.wi.us/ Clark County Courthouse]<br>517 Court Street<br>Neillsville, WI 54456-1992; <br>Phone: 715.743.5148 <br>
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[http://wigenweb.org/chippewa/ County&nbsp;Clerk] has birth and death records, marriage records from 1866, <br>land records from 1855 and naturalization 1857-1954<br>
 
[http://www.co.clark.wi.us/index.aspx?nid=396 Register in Probate]<br>has probate records from 1854 <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 755 Clark County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
1853--Clark County was created 6 July 1853&nbsp;from [[Jackson County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Jackson]] County.&nbsp; County seat: Neillsville <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WI Boundary Changes Intro|Clark}}
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*1853--Clark County was created 6 July 1853 from [[Jackson County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Jackson]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Neillsville<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
[[Image:{{WI Clark County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{WI Populated Places Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WI Historical Timeline Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{WI Resources Intro|Clark}}
  
[[Chippewa County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Chippewa]] {{•}} 
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=== Bible Records ===
[[Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Eau Claire]] {{•}} 
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{{WI Bible Intro|Clark}}
[[Jackson County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Jackson]] {{•}}
 
[[Marathon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marathon]] {{•}} 
 
[[Taylor County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Taylor]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WI Biographies Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
 
 
==== Biography  ====
 
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/clark/biographies.html Clark County Biographies] WIGenWeb Project
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/clark/biographies.html Clark County Biographies] WIGenWeb Project
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wis/clark/updates.htm Biographies from ''History of Clark County, Wisconsin'' by Franklin Curtiss-Wedge (1918)] Wisconsin Genealogy Trails
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wis/clark/updates.htm Biographies from ''History of Clark County, Wisconsin'' by Franklin Curtiss-Wedge (1918)] Wisconsin Genealogy Trails
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{WI Business Records Intro|Clark}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WI Cemeteries Intro|Clark}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://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 Findagrave.com]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Clark County, Wisconsin''' online and in print</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|351918|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3001 Findagrave.com]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://wigenweb.org/clark/cemetery.html WIGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clark+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Clark&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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* [http://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 Findagrave.com]
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* [http://wigenweb.org/clark/cemetery.html WIGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/clark.html WIGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/clark.htm WITombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/clark.htm Interment]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23112&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/clark.html WIGenWeb Archives]
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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>
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* {{FHL|351918|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clark+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/clark.htm WITombstone Project]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3001 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Clark&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/clark.htm Interment]
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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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23112&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Wisconsin Cemeteries| Wisconsin Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{WI Census Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Census  ====
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*'''1855''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825?collectionNameFilter=false 1855 Wisconsin State Census] This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
 
 
*'''1855''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825?collectionNameFilter=false 1855 Wisconsin State Census] This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.  
 
 
*'''1865''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false 1865 Wisconsin State Census] Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
 
*'''1865''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false 1865 Wisconsin State Census] Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
 
*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
 
*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Search indexed census.&nbsp; Identifies by name of head of household.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other information is&nbsp;statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Search indexed census.Identifies by name of head of household. Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.  
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
 
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
 
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WI Church Intro|Clark}}
  
 
*[[Neillsville,_Wisconsin#Church_Records| Neillsville, Wisconsin Church Records]]
 
*[[Neillsville,_Wisconsin#Church_Records| Neillsville, Wisconsin Church Records]]
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WI Court Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{WI Directories Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Directories ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{WI Emigration Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WI Ethnic Groups Intro|Clark}}
  
===== Germans =====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{WI Funeral Homes Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{WI Genealogies Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WI Guardianship Intro|Clark}}
  
==== History  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{WI Land Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/land/ Wisconsin Land Patents Database: Clark County] USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/land/ Wisconsin Land Patents Database: Clark County] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WI Histories Intro|Clark}}
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WI Maps Intro|Clark}}
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[[Image:{{WI Clark County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Clark County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Clark County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
==== Migration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{WI Migration Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Military History and Records ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WI Military Intro|Clark}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WI Civil War Intro|Clark}}
  
Civil War service men from Clark County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Clark County. <br>
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{{WI Civil War Regiments|Clark}}
  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company I
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company I
 
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*[http://wigenweb.org/clark/military/burial.html Civil War Burials in Clark County] WIGenWeb Project
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/clark/military/burial.html Civil War Burials in Clark County] WIGenWeb Project
*[http://wigenweb.org/clark/military/veterans.html CENSUS REPORT - 1885 - WISCONSIN: ENUMERATION of SOLDIERS and SAILORS of the LATE WAR Residing in Clark County, WI, June 20, 1885] Listed by Post Office of Residence
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*[http://wigenweb.org/clark/military/veterans.html ''Census Report - 1885 - Wisconsin: Enumeration of Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War Residing in Clark County, WI, June 20, 1885''], Listed by Post Office of Residence
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==== World War I ====
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{{WI World War I Intro|Clark}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww1/rosters/armycasu396gmt.txt Clark County Casualties] USGenWeb Archives
  
=====World War I=====
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==== World War II ====
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww1/rosters/armycasu396gmt.txt Clark County Casualties] USGenWeb Archives
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{{WI World War II Intro|Clark}}
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*Clark County World War II Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives]
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:- [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww2/enlistment/clark-ww2enlistees1.txt  Surnames AANERUD - EWAN]
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:- [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww2/enlistment/clark-ww2enlistees2.txt Surnames FAKES - KAZLAVCINAS]
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:- [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww2/enlistment/clark-ww2enlistees3.txt Surnames KEARNS - NYSTED]
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:- [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww2/enlistment/clark-ww2enlistees4.txt Surnames OELRICH - SPIEGEL]
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:- [http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww2/enlistment/clark-ww2enlistees5.txt Surnames STAAB - ZWIEFELHOFER]
  
=====World War II=====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
Clark County World War II Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives]
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{{WI Naturalization Intro|Clark}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww2/enlistment/clark-ww2enlistees1.txt  Surnames AANERUD - EWAN]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww2/enlistment/clark-ww2enlistees2.txt Surnames FAKES - KAZLAVCINAS]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww2/enlistment/clark-ww2enlistees3.txt Surnames KEARNS - NYSTED]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww2/enlistment/clark-ww2enlistees4.txt Surnames OELRICH - SPIEGEL]
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/military/ww2/enlistment/clark-ww2enlistees5.txt Surnames STAAB - ZWIEFELHOFER]
 
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WI Newspapers Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WI Obituaries Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Obituaries  ====
 
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/clark/obituary.html Obituaries from Clark County Newspapers] WIGenWeb Project
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/clark/obituary.html Obituaries from Clark County Newspapers] WIGenWeb Project
  
==== Periodicals ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WI Other Records Intro|Clark}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WI Periodicals Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WI Probate Intro|Clark}}
  
 
'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
  
*'''1800 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — images and index $
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*'''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://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1848–1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
  
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== School Records ===
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{{WI Schools Intro|Clark}}
  
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WI Tax Intro|Clark}}
  
===== County Courthouse  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WI Vital Intro|Clark}}
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WI Birth Intro|Clark}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1826-1908''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index $
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*'''1826-1926''' {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Societies  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WI Marriage Intro|Clark}}
  
'''Clark County Historical Society'''<br> 215 E 5th St<br> Neillsville, WI 54456<br> Telephone: 715-743-2734<br>[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark/clark/societies/jail/Architect_Sketch.htm Website]<br><br>
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*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1973-1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{WI Death Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1835-1968''' {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1959-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
===== Birth Records  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WI Divorce Intro|Clark}}
  
*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*1826 - 1908 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
  
===== Marriage Records  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WI Research Facilities Intro|Clark}}
  
*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Archives ===
*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{WI Archives Intro|Clark}}
*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
 
  
===== Divorce Records  =====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WI Libraries Intro|Clark}}
  
===== Death Records  =====
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=== Museums ===
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{{WI Museums Intro|Clark}}
  
*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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== Societies ==
*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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{{WI Societies Intro|Clark}}
*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
  
==== Voting Registers  ====
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*'''Clark County Historical Society'''<br> 215 E 5th St<br> Neillsville, WI 54456<br>Phone: 715-743-2734<br>[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark/clark/societies/jail/Architect_Sketch.htm Website]
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
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{{WI Websites Intro|Clark}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/clark-county/ Clark County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/clark-county/ Clark County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/clark/ Clark County WIGenWeb]
 
*[http://wigenweb.org/clark/ Clark County WIGenWeb]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wis/clark/index.html Wisconsin Genealogy Trails, Clark County]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wis/clark/index.html Wisconsin Genealogy Trails, Clark County]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/clark.htm Clark County USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/clark/clark.htm Clark County USGenWeb Archives]
*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Clark|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|200523|Wisconsin|Clark}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
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== Research Guides ==
== References  ==
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{{WI Research Guides Intro|Clark}}
  
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Revision as of 07:55, 12 June 2018

Guide to Clark County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Neillsville
Organized: July 6, 1853
Parent County(s): Jackson[1]
Neighboring Counties
Chippewa  • Eau Claire  • Jackson  • Marathon  • Taylor
See County Maps
Courthouse
Clark County Courthouse, Clark County, Wisconsin.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Clark County Courthouse
517 Court Street
Neillsville, WI 54456-1992
Phone: 715-743-5148
Clark County Website

County Clerk has birth and death records, marriage records from 1866, land records from 1855 and naturalization records 1857-1954.
Register in Probate has probate records from 1854. [2]

Clark County, Wisconsin Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1869 1857 1855 1870 1860

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1853--Clark County was created 6 July 1853 from Jackson County.
  • County seat: Neillsville[3]

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Clark County, Wisconsin online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Clark census records online, see: Wisconsin Census.

  • 1855 - 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 - 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images. Search indexed census.Identifies by name of head of household. Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 - Wisconsin State Census, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wisconsin denominations, view the Wisconsin Church Records wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wisconsin Land and Property for additional information about early Wisconsin land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Clark served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Clark:

- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I


World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

  • Clark County World War II Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives]
- Surnames AANERUD - EWAN
- Surnames FAKES - KAZLAVCINAS
- Surnames KEARNS - NYSTED
- Surnames OELRICH - SPIEGEL
- Surnames STAAB - ZWIEFELHOFER

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Clark Clerk of Circuit Court and are housed at the Clark Courthouse. See the wiki page Wisconsin Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, and adoptions.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned property or other items that could be taxed were listed, some residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records. For more information see the Wiki page, Wisconsin Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Most counties started keeping records in the 1870s. In 1907, the counties began sending copies to the state.

For pre-1907 births, deaths, and marriages, search the Wisconsin Genealogy Index.

For additional information, see Wisconsin Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Clark County Historical Society
    215 E 5th St
    Neillsville, WI 54456
    Phone: 715-743-2734
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.