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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Vernon County'''  
[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Vernon County'''  
Guide to '''Vernon County Wisconsin genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Land and Property  ====
==== Land and Property  ====
==== Maps ====
==== Maps ====
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Vernon County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
==== Migration  ====
==== Migration  ====

Revision as of 05:10, 19 April 2013

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Guide to Vernon County Wisconsin genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

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County Courthouse

Vernon County Courthouse
400 Courthouse Square Street
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone:. 608.637.5380 

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records; Register
in Probate has probate records [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1862 - Vernon County was created 22 March 1862 by the renaming of Bad Ax County. County seat: Viroqua [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Bible Records



In the town of Forest is the Mount Tabor Cemetery. It is located in a very rural part of the county, on County Highway V. Even though the cemetery is listed under the town of Forest, Wisconsin, google maps places the cemetery in Hillsboro, Wisconsin. A common surname in this cemetery is Cox.


Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property



Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship




Probate Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums
County Courthouse
Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers


Vernon County Historical Society
Viroqua, Wisconsin
e-mail: vcmuseum@frontiernet.net
fax: 608–637–8736

The Vernon County Historical Society (VCHS) is the officially recognized county organization for the preservation of Vernon County's historical heritage. A genealogical class is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Check the online schedule for date and time.

Westby Area Historical Society
Thoreson House
101 Black River Ave
Westby WI 54667

The Westby Area Historical Society (WAHS) meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Thoreson House. Winter meetings are held at the Halvorson Apartments.

The first settlers arrived in Vernon County, Wisconsin in the 1840s, and many of their descendants are still in the area. Others have carried their heritage to the ends of the country and beyond. Our goal is to collect and preserve their stories, family artifacts and other memorabilia, and to educate future generations in the heritage of this community.


Vital Records


Voting Registers

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Vernon, Wisconsin
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).