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County Offices

Contents

Historical facts

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

Bible Records

Biography

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 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

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Rock County Veteran Burials

Naturalization and Citizenship

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.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Birth
Marriage
Divorce
Death

Voting Registers

Web Sites

References

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

 

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