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Jackson County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Guide to Jackson 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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Jackson County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 11, 1853
County Seat Black River Falls
Courthouse
Address Jackson County Courthouse
307 Main Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615;
Phone. 715.284.0201



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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Jackson County Courthouse
307 Main Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615;
Phone. 715.284.0201

 
Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death, burial and land records;
Clerk of Court has divorce and court records;
Register in Probate has probate records [1]

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

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The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[2]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1853--Jackson County was created 11 February 1853 fromLa Crosse County. 
County seat: Black River Falls [1]

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]

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

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Clark  • Eau Claire  • Juneau  • La Crosse  • Monroe  • Trempealeau  • Wood

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free Indexed images to the 1855 Wisconsin State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Historical Records: Wisconsin 1855 State Census This census includes name of head of family, individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.

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 Jackson 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 Jackson County.

- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company G (Men were listed in the Roster as being from the city of Albion, which could have been from the counties of Dane, Trempealeau or Jackson.)
- 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company G
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I

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

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at: Wisconsin Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical 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]

Jackson County Historical Society
13 S First St
Black River Falls WI 54615
Phone: 715-284-5314
Website

Monroe-Juneau-Jackson-Genealogical Workshop
P.O. Box 363
Sparta, WI 54656
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]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Jackson County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content
  2. "List of counties in Wisconsin," Wikipedia.