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{{Wisconsin-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]&nbsp;&gt; Rock County'' [[Image:WI Rock.png|thumb|right|475px]] == County Offices == *[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/ Rock County government website] *[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/Dept/CircuitCourt/CircuitCourt.htm Rock County Circuit Court website] *[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/Dept/RegisterDeeds/ROD.htm Rock County Register of Deeds website] == History == ==== Parent County ==== '''1836--'''Rock County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Milwaukee County, Wisconsin|Milwaukee ]]County. '''County seat:''' Janesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> ==== Boundary Changes ==== There have been no boundary changes in Rock County since its inception. ==== Record Loss ==== == Places / Localities == ==== Populated Places ==== See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_County,_Wisconsin#Cities.2C_villages.2C_and_towns.5B3.5D Wikipedia entry] ==== Neighboring Counties ==== *[[Boone County, Illinois|Boone County, Illinois]] *[[Dane County, Wisconsin|Dane]] *[[Green County, Wisconsin|Green]] *[[Jefferson County, Wisconsin|Jefferson]] *[[Walworth County, Wisconsin|Walworth<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231289448328_768" />]] *[[Winnebago County, Illinois|Winnebago County, Illinois]] == Resources == ==== Cemeteries ==== See [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wirock/Cems/cemindex.html WIGenWeb Rock County] ==== Census ==== '''1855 Wisconsin State Census—''' Free unindexed images can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search Pilot]. 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. '''1875 Wisconsin State Census—''' Free indexed images can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search Pilot]. 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 [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search Pilot]. 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 [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search Pilot]. 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 Wisconsin State Census—''' Free indexed images can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search Pilot]. 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 ==== ==== Court ==== ==== Directories ==== City and county directories from 1858 to 1931 can be found at the [http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WI/subcollections/JanesvillesPastAbout.html#CityCounty University of Wisconsin Digital Collections]. ==== Genealogy ==== *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/rock_twps.html Rock County Townships (sic) Guides] - resources in each civil town, published by the Rock County Genealogical Society *[http://localinfo.hedbergpubliclibrary.org/local_history/home.php Local History Database] - index to obituaries, newspaper articles, and photos, maintained by the Hedberg Public Library, Janesville ==== Land ==== ==== Local Histories ==== *[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WI/subcollections/JanesvillesPastAbout.html Janesville's Past] - digitized books, documents, and photos can be found in this collection, part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. *[http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitla%2CA%2C1%3Borigin%2CA%2C0%3Bnone%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=title%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Bpaga%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Btitla%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+%284x5%29%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Bpaga%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=county&CISOROOT=%2Fwch&CISOBOX1=Rock+County&CISORESTMP=results.php The History of Rock County, Wisconsin], 1879. Digitized volume at the Wisconsin Historical Society website *[http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitla%2CA%2C1%3Borigin%2CA%2C0%3Bnone%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=title%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Bpaga%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Btitla%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+%284x5%29%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Bpaga%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=county&CISOROOT=%2Fwch&CISOBOX1=Rock+County&CISORESTMP=results.php Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wisconsin], 1889. Digitized volume at the Wisconsin Historical Society website ==== Maps ==== *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1858RockCoWisPlatMap/1858.html 1858 Plat Map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website *[http://freepages.books.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wirockbios/1873/AtlasMain.html 1873 Plat Map of Rock County] at WIGenWeb Rock County *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1920RockCoWisPlatMap/1922.html 1922 Plat map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website *[http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/rock.pdf Official Wisconsin DOT Map of Rock County], showing cities, highways, town boundaries, and survey township numbers ==== Military ==== [http://coplien.com/vets/ Rock County Veteran Burials] ==== Newspapers ==== [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=37&ci=10518 Freeport, Illinois newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Rock County. The [http://rockislandlibrary.org/ Rock Island Public Library] in Rock Island, Illinois provides free access to this database at its library.<br> ==== Probate ==== ==== Taxation ==== ==== Vital Records ==== The [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/ Wisconsin Genealogy Index] at the Wisconsin Historical Society contains an index of pre-1907 Wisconsin vital records. == Societies and Libraries == *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/ Rock County Genealogical Society] *[http://www.rchs.us/ Rock County Historical Society] *[[http://www.gig-wi.com]l German Interest Group-Wisconsin] *[http://www.beloitlibrary.info/ Beloit Public Library] *[http://als.lib.wi.us/CPL/ Clinton Public Library] *[http://als.lib.wi.us/EPL/ Edgerton Public Library] *[http://als.lib.wi.us/EFPL/ Eager Free Public Library, Evansville] *[http://www.hedbergpubliclibrary.org/ Hedberg Public Library, Janesville] *[http://als.lib.wi.us/MPL/ Milton Public Library] *[http://als.lib.wi.us/OPL/ Orfordville Public Library] ==== Family History Centers<br> ==== *[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]] *[[Beloit Wisconsin Family History Center]] == Web Sites == *{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Rock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} == References == <references /> {{Wisconsin|Wisconsin}}  
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{{Wisconsin-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]&nbsp;&gt; Rock County'' [[Image:WI Rock.png|thumb|right|475px]] == County Offices == *[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/ Rock County government website] *[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/Dept/CircuitCourt/CircuitCourt.htm Rock County Circuit Court website] *[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/Dept/RegisterDeeds/ROD.htm Rock County Register of Deeds website] == History == ==== Parent County ==== '''1836--'''Rock County was created 7 December 1836&nbsp;from [[Milwaukee County, Wisconsin|Milwaukee ]]County. '''County seat:''' Janesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> ==== Boundary Changes ==== There have been no boundary changes in Rock County since its inception. ==== Record Loss ==== == Places / Localities == ==== Populated Places ==== See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_County,_Wisconsin#Cities.2C_villages.2C_and_towns.5B3.5D Wikipedia entry] ==== Neighboring Counties ==== *[[Boone County, Illinois|Boone County, Illinois]] *[[Dane County, Wisconsin|Dane]] *[[Green County, Wisconsin|Green]] *[[Jefferson County, Wisconsin|Jefferson]] *[[Walworth County, Wisconsin|Walworth<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231289448328_768" />]] *[[Winnebago County, Illinois|Winnebago County, Illinois]] == Resources == ==== Cemeteries ==== See [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wirock/Cems/cemindex.html WIGenWeb Rock County] ==== Census ==== '''1855 Wisconsin State Census—''' Free unindexed images can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search Pilot]. 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. '''1875 Wisconsin State Census—''' Free indexed images can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search Pilot]. 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 [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search Pilot]. 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 [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search Pilot]. 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 Wisconsin State Census—''' Free indexed images can be viewed on the [http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#start FamilySearch Record Search Pilot]. 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 ==== ==== Court ==== ==== Directories ==== City and county directories from 1858 to 1931 can be found at the [http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WI/subcollections/JanesvillesPastAbout.html#CityCounty University of Wisconsin Digital Collections]. ==== Genealogy ==== *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/rock_twps.html Rock County Townships (sic) Guides] - resources in each civil town, published by the Rock County Genealogical Society *[http://localinfo.hedbergpubliclibrary.org/local_history/home.php Local History Database] - index to obituaries, newspaper articles, and photos, maintained by the Hedberg Public Library, Janesville ==== Land ==== ==== Local Histories ==== *[http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WI/subcollections/JanesvillesPastAbout.html Janesville's Past] - digitized books, documents, and photos can be found in this collection, part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. *[http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitla%2CA%2C1%3Borigin%2CA%2C0%3Bnone%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=title%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Bpaga%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Btitla%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+%284x5%29%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Bpaga%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=county&CISOROOT=%2Fwch&CISOBOX1=Rock+County&CISORESTMP=results.php The History of Rock County, Wisconsin], 1879. Digitized volume at the Wisconsin Historical Society website *[http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail%2CA%2C1%3Btitla%2CA%2C1%3Borigin%2CA%2C0%3Bnone%2C200%2C0%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOBIB=title%2CA%2C1%2CN%3Bpaga%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Btitla%2C200%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3Bnone%2CA%2C0%2CN%3B20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTHUMB=20+%284x5%29%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOTITLE=20%3Btitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOHIERA=20%3Bpaga%2Ctitle%2Cnone%2Cnone%2Cnone&CISOSUPPRESS=1&CISOOP1=all&CISOFIELD1=county&CISOROOT=%2Fwch&CISOBOX1=Rock+County&CISORESTMP=results.php Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wisconsin], 1889. Digitized volume at the Wisconsin Historical Society website ==== Maps ==== *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1858RockCoWisPlatMap/1858.html 1858 Plat Map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website *[http://freepages.books.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wirockbios/1873/AtlasMain.html 1873 Plat Map of Rock County] at WIGenWeb Rock County *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1920RockCoWisPlatMap/1922.html 1922 Plat map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website *[http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/rock.pdf Official Wisconsin DOT Map of Rock County], showing cities, highways, town boundaries, and survey township numbers ==== Military ==== [http://coplien.com/vets/ Rock County Veteran Burials] ==== Newspapers ==== [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=37&ci=10518 Freeport, Illinois newspapers] from the late 1800's and early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Rock County. The [http://rockislandlibrary.org/ Rock Island Public Library] in Rock Island, Illinois provides free access to this database at its library.<br> ==== Probate ==== ==== Taxation ==== ==== Vital Records ==== The [http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/ Wisconsin Genealogy Index] at the Wisconsin Historical Society contains an index of pre-1907 Wisconsin vital records. == Societies and Libraries == *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/ Rock County Genealogical Society] *[http://www.rchs.us/ Rock County Historical Society] *[[http://www.gig-wi.com] German Interest Group-Wisconsin] *[http://www.beloitlibrary.info/ Beloit Public Library] *[http://als.lib.wi.us/CPL/ Clinton Public Library] *[http://als.lib.wi.us/EPL/ Edgerton Public Library] *[http://als.lib.wi.us/EFPL/ Eager Free Public Library, Evansville] *[http://www.hedbergpubliclibrary.org/ Hedberg Public Library, Janesville] *[http://als.lib.wi.us/MPL/ Milton Public Library] *[http://als.lib.wi.us/OPL/ Orfordville Public Library] ==== Family History Centers<br> ==== *[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]] *[[Beloit Wisconsin Family History Center]] == Web Sites == *{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Rock|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} == References == <references /> {{Wisconsin|Wisconsin}}  
  
 
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== County Offices == *Rock County government website *Rock County Circuit Court website *Rock County Register of Deeds website == 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. ==== Record Loss ==== == Places / Localities == ==== Populated Places ==== See Wikipedia entry ==== Neighboring Counties ==== *Boone County, Illinois *Dane *Green *Jefferson *Walworth *Winnebago County, Illinois == Resources == ==== Cemeteries ==== See WIGenWeb Rock County ==== Census ==== 1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free unindexed images can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search Pilot. 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. 1875 Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed images can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search Pilot. 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 Record Search Pilot. 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 Record Search Pilot. 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 Wisconsin State Census— Free indexed images can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search Pilot. 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 ==== ==== Court ==== ==== Directories ==== City and county directories from 1858 to 1931 can be found at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. ==== Genealogy ==== *Rock County Townships (sic) Guides - resources in each civil town, published by the Rock County Genealogical Society *Local History Database - index to obituaries, newspaper articles, and photos, maintained by the Hedberg Public Library, Janesville ==== Land ==== ==== Local Histories ==== *Janesville's Past - digitized books, documents, and photos can be found in this collection, part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. *The History of Rock County, Wisconsin, 1879. Digitized volume at the Wisconsin Historical Society website *Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wisconsin, 1889. Digitized volume at the Wisconsin Historical Society website ==== Maps ==== *1858 Plat Map of Rock County at the Rock County Genealogical Society website *1873 Plat Map of Rock County at WIGenWeb Rock County *1922 Plat map of Rock County at the Rock County Genealogical Society website *Official Wisconsin DOT Map of Rock County, showing cities, highways, town boundaries, and survey township numbers ==== Military ==== Rock County Veteran Burials ==== Newspapers ==== Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Freeport, Illinois newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Rock County. The Rock Island Public Library in Rock Island, Illinois provides free access to this database at its library.
==== Probate ==== ==== Taxation ==== ==== Vital Records ==== The Wisconsin Genealogy Index at the Wisconsin Historical Society contains an index of pre-1907 Wisconsin vital records. == Societies and Libraries == *Rock County Genealogical Society *Rock County Historical Society *[[1] German Interest Group-Wisconsin] *Beloit Public Library *Clinton Public Library *Edgerton Public Library *Eager Free Public Library, Evansville *Hedberg Public Library, Janesville *Milton Public Library *Orfordville Public Library ==== Family History Centers
==== *Introduction to LDS Family History Centers *Beloit Wisconsin Family History Center == Web Sites == *Family History Library Catalog == References ==
  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).