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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] > Rock County'' [[Image:WI Rock.png|thumb|right|475px|Rock County, Wisconsin in red.]]  
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{{Wisconsin-stub}}''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] > Rock County'' [[Image:WI Rock.png|thumb|right|475px]]  
  
 
== County Offices  ==
 
== County Offices  ==
*[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/ Rock County government website]
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*[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/Dept/CircuitCourt/CircuitCourt.htm Rock County Circuit Court website]
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*[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/ Rock County government website]  
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*[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]
 
*[http://www.co.rock.wi.us/Dept/RegisterDeeds/ROD.htm Rock County Register of Deeds website]
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
There have been no boundary changes in Rock County since its inception.
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There have been no boundary changes in Rock County since its inception.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
See  
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_County,_Wisconsin#Cities.2C_villages.2C_and_towns.5B3.5D Wikipedia entry]
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See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_County,_Wisconsin#Cities.2C_villages.2C_and_towns.5B3.5D Wikipedia entry]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Green County, Wisconsin|Green]]  
 
*[[Green County, Wisconsin|Green]]  
 
*[[Jefferson County, Wisconsin|Jefferson]]  
 
*[[Jefferson County, Wisconsin|Jefferson]]  
*[[Walworth County, Wisconsin|Walworth<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231289448328_768"></span>]]  
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*[[Walworth County, Wisconsin|Walworth<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1231289448328_768" />]]  
 
*[[Winnebago County, Illinois|Winnebago County, Illinois]]
 
*[[Winnebago County, Illinois|Winnebago County, Illinois]]
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
See [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wirock/Cems/cemindex.html WIGenWeb Rock County]
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See [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wirock/Cems/cemindex.html WIGenWeb Rock County]  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== 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.
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'''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.
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'''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.
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'''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.
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'''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.
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'''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  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
====Directories====
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==== 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====
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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].
*[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
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==== Genealogy ====
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*[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
 
*[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
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== 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.
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*[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
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*[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.  
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*[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
 
*[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  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1858RockCoWisPlatMap/1858.html 1858 Plat Map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website
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*[http://freepages.books.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wirockbios/1873/AtlasMain.html 1873 Plat Map of Rock County] at WIGenWeb Rock County
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1858RockCoWisPlatMap/1858.html 1858 Plat Map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/1920RockCoWisPlatMap/1922.html 1922 Plat map of Rock County] at the Rock County Genealogical Society website
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*[http://freepages.books.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wirockbios/1873/AtlasMain.html 1873 Plat Map of Rock County] at WIGenWeb Rock County  
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*[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
 
*[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  ====
 
==== Military  ====
[http://coplien.com/vets/ Rock County Veteran Burials]
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[http://coplien.com/vets/ Rock County Veteran Burials]  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== 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.
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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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/ Rock County Genealogical Society]
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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]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigig/index.html German Interest Group]
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*[http://www.rchs.us/ Rock County Historical Society]  
*[http://www.beloitlibrary.info/ Beloit Public Library]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wigig/index.html German Interest Group]  
*[http://als.lib.wi.us/CPL/ Clinton Public Library]
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*[http://www.beloitlibrary.info/ Beloit Public Library]  
*[http://als.lib.wi.us/EPL/ Edgerton Public Library]
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*[http://als.lib.wi.us/CPL/ Clinton Public Library]  
*[http://als.lib.wi.us/EFPL/ Eager Free Public Library, Evansville]
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*[http://als.lib.wi.us/EPL/ Edgerton Public Library]  
*[http://www.hedbergpubliclibrary.org/ Hedberg Public Library, Janesville]
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*[http://als.lib.wi.us/EFPL/ Eager Free Public Library, Evansville]  
*[http://als.lib.wi.us/MPL/ Milton Public Library]
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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]  
 
*[http://als.lib.wi.us/OPL/ Orfordville Public Library]
 
*[http://als.lib.wi.us/OPL/ Orfordville Public Library]
  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Rock_County,_Wisconsin]]
 
[[Category:Rock_County,_Wisconsin]]

Revision as of 22:21, 27 August 2010

Template:Wisconsin-stubUnited States  > Wisconsin > Rock County
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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.

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.

Genealogy

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Rock County Veteran Burials

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).