Rock County, Wisconsin

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United States  > Wisconsin > Rock County

Contents

County Courthouse

Rock County Courthouse 
51 S Main Street
Janesville, WI 53545-3978
Phone: 608.757.5660

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage and death records from 1849
and land records from 1839; Registrar in Probate has probate records [1]

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County Offices

History

Parent County

1836--Rock County was created 7 December 1836 from Milwaukee County. County seat: Janesville [1]

Boundary Changes

There have been no boundary changes in Rock County since its inception.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

See Wikipedia entry

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

See WIGenWeb Rock County

Census

1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free images can be viewed at the FamilySearch website. This census includes name of head of household, number of individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane, and foreign born.

Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed images can be viewed on the FamilySearch website. This census includes name of head of household, number of individuals in the household by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, and insane.

1885 Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed images can be viewed on the FamilySearch website. This census includes name of head of household, number of individuals in the household by sex and race, number of individuals from each country of origin.

1895 Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed images can be viewed on the FamilySearch website. This census includes name of head of household, number of individuals in the household by sex and race, number of individuals from each country of origin.

1905 Rock County, Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed images can be viewed on the FamilySearch website. This census includes name of each member of the household, sex, race, age, marital status, country of birth, country of parents' birth, occupation, and home ownership.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

City and county directories from 1858 to 1931 can be found at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Rock County Veteran Burials

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has digitized historical newspapers from Janesville from the late 1800s and early 1900s that covered local news on residents from Rock County.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Vital Records

The Wisconsin Genealogy Index at the Wisconsin Historical Society contains an index of pre-1907 Wisconsin vital records.

Birth

Marriage

Divorce

Death

Taxation

Voting Registers

Repositories

Rock County Historical Society
426 North Jackson Street
Janesville, WI 53548
(608) 756-4509
http://www.rchs.us/

Archives, Libraries and Museums

County Court House

Family History Centers

Societies

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 Rock County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).