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Contents

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.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

See Wikipedia entry

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

See WIGenWeb Rock County

Census

1855 Wisconsin State Census— Free images can be viewed on the Wisconsin 1855 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)plus detail about this collection. 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 Wisconsin 1875 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records) plus details of this collection. 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 Wisconsin 1885 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records) plus details about this collection.. 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 Wisconsin 1895 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) plus details about this collection. 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 Wisconsin 1905 State Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)plus details about this collection. 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

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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