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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.rchs.us/ Rock County Historical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/ Rock County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigig/index.html German Interest Group]
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*[http://www.beloitlibrary.info/ Beloit Public Library]
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*[http://als.lib.wi.us/CPL/ Clinton Public Library]
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*[http://als.lib.wi.us/EPL/ Edgerton Public Library]
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*[http://als.lib.wi.us/EFPL/ Eager Free Public Library, Evansville]
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*[http://www.hedbergpubliclibrary.org/ Hedberg Public Library, Janesville]
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*[http://als.lib.wi.us/MPL/ Milton Public Library]
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*[http://als.lib.wi.us/OPL/ Orfordville Public Library]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

Revision as of 22:26, 9 October 2009

United States  > Wisconsin > Rock County
Rock County, Wisconsin in red.

County Courthouse

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 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.

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.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Web Sites

References

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