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


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County Information[edit | edit source]

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

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

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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 Facts[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1853--Clark County was created 6 July 1853 from Jackson County.  County seat: Neillsville [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

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Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Chippewa  • Eau Claire  • Jackson  • Marathon  • Taylor

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WIGenWeb Archives
WITombstone Project
Interment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

  • 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 History and Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Crime and Criminals[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

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

Germans[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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


World War I[edit | edit source]

Clark County Casualties USGenWeb Archives

World War II[edit | edit source]

Clark County World War II Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Repositories[edit | edit source]

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
County Courthouse[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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
Divorce Records[edit | edit source]
Death Records[edit | edit source]

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 755 Clark County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).