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Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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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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Clark County, Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded July 6, 1853
County Seat Neillsville
Address Clark County Courthouse
517 Court Street
Neillsville, WI 54456-1992;
Phone: 715.743.5148

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County CourthouseEdit

Clark County Courthouse
517 Court Street
Neillsville, WI 54456-1992;
Phone: 715.743.5148

County Clerk has birth and death records, marriage records from 1866,
land records from 1855 and naturalization 1857-1954
Register in Probate
has probate records from 1854 [1]

Historical FactsEdit

Parent CountyEdit

1853--Clark County was created 6 July 1853 from Jackson County.  County seat: Neillsville [1]

Boundary ChangesEdit

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

Record LossEdit

For a list of record loss in Wisconsin Counties see: Wisconsin Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

Neighboring CountiesEdit

Chippewa  • Eau Claire  • Jackson  • Marathon  • Taylor



Bible RecordsEdit




  • 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 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 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 Wisconsin State Census 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 Index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Church History and RecordsEdit

Court RecordsEdit

Crime and CriminalsEdit


Ethnic, Political, or Religious GroupsEdit





Land and PropertyEdit



Military History and RecordsEdit

Civil WarEdit

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.

- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit




Probate RecordsEdit

Online Records


See also a List of Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Archives, Libraries and MuseumsEdit
County CourthouseEdit
Family History CentersEdit

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


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


Vital RecordsEdit

Birth RecordsEdit
Marriage RecordsEdit
Divorce RecordsEdit
Death RecordsEdit

Voting RegistersEdit

Web SitesEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 755 Clark County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content