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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.


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

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County InformationEdit

Jackson County, Wisconsin Record DatesEdit

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1861 1853 1860 1854 1869

County CourthouseEdit

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 FactsEdit

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

Parent CountyEdit

1853--Jackson County was created 11 February 1853 fromLa Crosse County. 
County seat: Black River Falls [3]

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

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

Places / LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

Neighboring CountiesEdit

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



Bible RecordsEdit



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


State CensusEdit
  • 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.
Federal CensusEdit

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 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 CitizenshipEdit




Probate RecordsEdit

Online Records

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


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

Monroe-Juneau-Jackson-Genealogical Workshop
PO Box 363
Sparta, WI 54656


Vital RecordsEdit

Birth RecordsEdit
Marriage RecordsEdit
Divorce RecordsEdit
Death RecordsEdit

Voting RegistersEdit



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 757 Jackson County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. "List of counties in Wisconsin," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).