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Guide to '''La Crosse County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
Guide to '''La Crosse County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
  
La Crosse County, Wisconsin is on the border with Minnesota, and the larger town of La Crosse is just across from Winona, Minnesota.
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The County is located in the west-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "La Crosse County, Wisconsin " in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Crosse_County,_Wisconsin."</ref>
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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'''La Crosse County Courthouse'''<br>400 4th Street North<br>La Crosse, WI 54601-3200<br>Phone: 608-785-9577<br>[http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/ La Crosse County Website]<br><br>
 
'''La Crosse County Courthouse'''<br>400 4th Street North<br>La Crosse, WI 54601-3200<br>Phone: 608-785-9577<br>[http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/ La Crosse County Website]<br><br>
 
[http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/registerofdeeds/ Register of Deeds] has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1851.<br>
 
[http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/registerofdeeds/ Register of Deeds] has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1851.<br>
[http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/Departments/Court/index.htm Clerk of Courts] has divorce and court records.<br>
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[https://www.lacrossecounty.org/Court/ Clerk of Courts] has divorce and court records.<br>
[http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/CoDirctry/4CoDepts.pdf Register in Probate] has probate records from 1851.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.co.la-crosse.wi.us/ Register in Probate] has probate records from 1851.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== La Crosse County, Wisconsin Record Dates  ===
 
=== La Crosse County, Wisconsin Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Page 755-760, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 757-759.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
 
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1851
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1851
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |
 
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1851
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1851
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1851
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1850
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1851
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1851
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1851
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1907. General compliance year unknown.</center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
 
=== Record Loss ===
 
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{WI Populated Places Intro|La Crosse}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,063,c,la%20crosse.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "La Crosse County, Wisconsin," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Crosse_County,_Wisconsin, accessed 19 September 2018.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Crosse,_Wisconsin La Crosse] (county seat)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onalaska,_Wisconsin Onalaska]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangor_(town),_Wisconsin Bangor]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barre,_Wisconsin Barre]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns,_Wisconsin Burns]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell,_Wisconsin Campbell]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmington,_La_Crosse_County,_Wisconsin Farmington]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenfield,_La_Crosse_County,_Wisconsin Greenfield]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton,_Wisconsin Hamilton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland,_La_Crosse_County,_Wisconsin Holland]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medary,_Wisconsin Medary]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onalaska_(town),_Wisconsin Onalaska]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby,_Wisconsin Shelby]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_La_Crosse_County,_Wisconsin Washington]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangor,_Wisconsin Bangor]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmen,_Wisconsin Holmen]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockland,_La_Crosse_County,_Wisconsin Rockland]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Salem,_Wisconsin West Salem]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barre_Mills,_Wisconsin Barre Mills]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_(community),_Wisconsin Burns]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_Corners,_Wisconsin Burns Corners]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr_Oak,_Wisconsin Burr Oak]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_Bay,_Wisconsin Council Bay]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medary_(community),_Wisconsin Medary]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Ridge,_Wisconsin Middle Ridge]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway,_Wisconsin Midway]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindoro,_Wisconsin Mindoro]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Amsterdam,_Wisconsin New Amsterdam]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newberg_Corners,_Wisconsin Newberg Corners]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_(community),_Wisconsin Shelby]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevenstown,_Wisconsin Stevenstown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_La_Crosse,_Wisconsin West La Crosse]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brice_Prairie,_Wisconsin Brice Prairie]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Island,_Wisconsin French Island]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Joseph,_La_Crosse_County,_Wisconsin St. Joseph]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/lacrosse.htm Interment]
 
* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/lacrosse.htm Interment]
 
* [http://wisconsingravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=32 WIGravestones]
 
* [http://wisconsingravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=32 WIGravestones]
* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23134&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22La%20Crosse%20County%2C%20Wisconsin%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Wisconsin/La-Crosse-County?id=county_3023 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Wisconsin/La-Crosse-County?id=county_3023 Findagrave.com]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396035&reqParentsLabel=La%20Crosse%2C%20Wisconsin%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wisconsin Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Wisconsin Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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&nbsp;
 
*[http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/local-history/cemeteries/ Lacrosse Library Cemeteries, Index], La Crosse Public Library
 
  
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Crosse_County%2C_Wisconsin "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |12186
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|1870 |20297
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|1880 |27073
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|1890 |38801
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|1900 |42997
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|1910 |43996
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|1920 |44355
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|1930 |54455
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|1940 |59653
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|1950 |67587
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|1960 |72465
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|1970 |80468
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|1980 |91056
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|1990 |97904
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|2000 |107120
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|2010 |114638
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}}
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{{WI Census Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Census Intro|La Crosse}}
  
 
'''''State Census'''''<br>
 
'''''State Census'''''<br>
*'''1855''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443825?collectionNameFilter=false 1855 Wisconsin State Census] This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
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*'''1855''' - {{RecordSearch|1443825|Wisconsin State Census, 1855}} This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born. - [[Wisconsin State Census, 1855 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1865''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2058670?collectionNameFilter=false 1865 Wisconsin State Census] Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|2058670|Wisconsin State Census, 1865}} Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan. - [[Wisconsin, State Census 1865 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
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*'''1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1443778|Wisconsin State Census, 1875}} Identifies head of household by name. - [[Wisconsin State Census, 1875 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Search indexed census.Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} — index and images. Search indexed census.Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth. - [[Wisconsin State Census, 1885 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical. - [[Wisconsin State Census, 1895 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1443899|Wisconsin State Census, 1905}} — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants. - [[Wisconsin, State Census, 1905 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
'''''Federal Census'''''<br>
 
'''''Federal Census'''''<br>
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'''''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'''''<br>
 
'''''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'''''<br>
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/La_Crosse,_Wisconsin#Church_Records%7C La Crosse]
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*[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/La_Crosse,_Wisconsin#Church_Records%7C La Crosse]
  
 
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
 
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
 
:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Holmen, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Holmen, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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<br>
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396035&reqParentsLabel=La%20Crosse%2C%20Wisconsin%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{WI Maps Intro|La Crosse}}
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{{WI Maps Intro|La Crosse County}}
[[Image:{{WI La Crosse County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right|240px]]
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{{WI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WI La Crosse County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396035&reqParentsLabel=La%20Crosse%2C%20Wisconsin%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
  
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=== Newspapers ===
 
=== Newspapers ===
 
{{WI Newspapers Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Newspapers Intro|La Crosse}}
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'' Wisconsin Newspapers Online''
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*[https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wisconsinnewspapers Wisconsin Digital Newspaper] at Wisconsin State Historical Society
  
 
=== Obituaries ===
 
=== Obituaries ===
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*'''1800–1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — images and index $
 
*'''1800–1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — images and index $
*'''1848–1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1848–1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images - [[Wisconsin, Probate Estate Files - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{WI Schools Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Schools Intro|La Crosse}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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{{WI Birth Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Birth Intro|La Crosse}}
  
*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, Birth Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1826-1908''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index $
 
*'''1826-1908''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index $
*'''1826-1926''' {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1826-1926''' {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''Pre-1907''' [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS15307 Pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records Index] at [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ Wisconsin Historical Society] - free index, images ($)
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
 
{{WI Marriage Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Marriage Intro|La Crosse}}
  
*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1836-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1803973|Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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*'''Pre-1907''' [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS15307 Pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records Index] at [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ Wisconsin Historical Society] - free index, images ($)
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*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, Marriage Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*'''1973-1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
 
*'''1973-1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
  
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{{WI Death Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Death Intro|La Crosse}}
  
*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1835-1968''' {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1835-1968''' {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1867-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1867-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1959-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''Pre-1907''' [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS15307 Pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records Index] at [https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ Wisconsin Historical Society] - free index, images ($)
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*'''1959-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
 
{{WI Divorce Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Divorce Intro|La Crosse}}
  
*'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index - [[Wisconsin Divorce Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
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=== Archives ===
 
=== Archives ===
 
{{WI Archives Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Archives Intro|La Crosse}}
*'''Area Research Center'''<br>Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse<br>1631 Pine St.<br>La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601<br>Telephone: 608-785-8511<br>Email: [mailto:specoll@uwlax.edu specoll@uwlax.edu]<br>[https://www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/special-collections/collections/area-research-center/ Website]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/uwlmurphylibrary Facebook]<br>
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*'''Area Research Center'''<br>Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse<br>1631 Pine St.<br>La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601<br>Telephone: 608-785-8511<br>Email: [mailto:specoll@uwlax.edu specoll@uwlax.edu]<br>[https://www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/collections/area-research-center/ Website]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/uwlmurphylibrary Facebook]<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
 
=== Family History Centers ===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
 
=== Libraries ===
 
{{WI Libraries Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Libraries Intro|La Crosse}}
*'''Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse'''<br>Area Research Center<br>1631 Pine St.<br>La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601<br>Telephone: 608-785-8511<br>Email: [mailto:specoll@uwlax.edu specoll@uwlax.edu]<br>[https://www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/special-collections/collections/area-research-center/ Website]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/uwlmurphylibrary Facebook]<br>
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*'''Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse'''<br>Area Research Center<br>1631 Pine St.<br>La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601<br>Telephone: 608-785-8511<br>Email: [mailto:specoll@uwlax.edu specoll@uwlax.edu]<br>[https://www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/collections/area-research-center/ Website]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/uwlmurphylibrary Facebook]<br>
 
*'''La Crosse Public Library'''<br>800 Main Street<br>La Crosse, WI 54601<br>Phone: 608-789-7136<br>[http://www.lacrosselibrary.org/ Website]<br>[http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/genealogy/genealogy-database/ Genealogy Webpage]
 
*'''La Crosse Public Library'''<br>800 Main Street<br>La Crosse, WI 54601<br>Phone: 608-789-7136<br>[http://www.lacrosselibrary.org/ Website]<br>[http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/genealogy/genealogy-database/ Genealogy Webpage]
  
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{{WI Societies Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Societies Intro|La Crosse}}
  
*'''La Crosse County Historical Society'''<br>''Mailing'': PO Box 1272<br>La Crosse, WI 54602-1272<br>429 7th Street N<br>La Crosse, WI 54601-3301<br>Phone: 608-782-1980<br>[https://www.facebook.com/lacrosse.history/ Facebook]<br>
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*'''La Crosse Area Genealogical Society'''<br> 800 Main Street<br> La Crosse, WI 54601<br>E-mail:[mailto:lacrosseags@gmail.com lacrosseags@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/LaCrosseAreaGenealogicalSociety/ Facebook]<br>
*'''Holmen Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 535<br>Holmen, WI 54636<br>[http://holmenhistory.weebly.com/ Facebook]<br>
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*'''La Crosse County Historical Society'''<br>145 West Avenue South<br> La Crosse, WI, 54601<br> Phone: 608-782-1980<br>E-mail:[mailto:admin@lchshistory.org admin@lchshistory.org]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/lacrosse.history/ Facebook]<br>[http://www.LCHSHistory.org/ Website]
*'''La Crosse Heritage Association'''<br>600 3rd Street N<br>La Crosse, WI 54601-6299<br>[http://www.genealogytoday.com/us/places.mv?ID=5885 Website]<br>
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*'''Bangor and Area Historical Society'''<br>1525 Commercial St.<br>Bangor, WI 54614<br>E-mail[mailto:historicbangor@gmail.com historicbangor@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.historicbangor.com/ Website]<br>
*'''La Crosse Area Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1782<br> La Crosse, WI 54602<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilacgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br>
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*'''Holmen Area Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 535<br>Holmen, WI 54636<br> Phone 608-399-1441<br>[http://holmenhistory.weebly.com/ Website]<br>
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*'''Onalaska Area Historical Society'''<br>741 Oak Avenue South<br> Onalaska, WI 54650<br> Phone 608-399-2286<br>E-mail:[mailto:onalaskahistoricalsociety@gmail.com onalaskahistoricalsociety@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Onalaskaareahistoricalsociety/ Facebook]<br>
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*'''West Salem Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 884<br> 99 Jefferson St. East<br> West Salem, WI 54669<br>[https://www.facebook.com/groups/245206769159450/ Facebook]<br>[http://westsalemhistoricalsociety.net/ website]<br>
  
 
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== Websites ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/lacrosse-county/ La Crosse County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/lacrosse-county/ La Crosse County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wilacros/ La Crosse County] WIGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wilacros/ La Crosse County] WIGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
 
*[http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/ La Crosse Public Library]
 
*[http://archives.lacrosselibrary.org/ La Crosse Public Library]
 
*[http://www.genealoger.com/wisconsin/Counties/la%20crosse%20county.htm La Crosse County Genealogical Resources] Genealoger
 
*[http://www.genealoger.com/wisconsin/Counties/la%20crosse%20county.htm La Crosse County Genealogical Resources] Genealoger
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/lacrosse.htm La Crosse County] US GenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/lacrosse.htm La Crosse County] US GenWeb Archives Project
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|200748|Wisconsin|La%20Crosse}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|200748|Wisconsin|La%20Crosse}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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== Research Guides ==
 
== Research Guides ==
 
{{WI Research Guides Intro|La Crosse}}
 
{{WI Research Guides Intro|La Crosse}}

Latest revision as of 19:07, 26 April 2021


Guide to La Crosse County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: La Crosse
Organized: March 1, 1851
Parent County(s): Crawford County[1]
Neighboring Counties
Houston (MN)  • Jackson  • Monroe  • Trempealeau  • Vernon  • Winona (MN)
See County Maps
Courthouse
La Crosse County Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
WI La Crosse.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County is located in the west-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

La Crosse County Courthouse
400 4th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601-3200
Phone: 608-785-9577
La Crosse County Website

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1851.
Clerk of Courts has divorce and court records.
Register in Probate has probate records from 1851.[3]

La Crosse County, Wisconsin Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1851 1851 1851 1850 1851 1851 1820
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1907. General compliance year unknown.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1851--La Crosse County was created 1 March 1851 from Crawford County.
  • County seat: La Crosse[5]

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of La Crosse County, Wisconsin online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 12,186
1870 20,297 66.6%
1880 27,073 33.4%
1890 38,801 43.3%
1900 42,997 10.8%
1910 43,996 2.3%
1920 44,355 0.8%
1930 54,455 22.8%
1940 59,653 9.5%
1950 67,587 13.3%
1960 72,465 7.2%
1970 80,468 11.0%
1980 91,056 13.2%
1990 97,904 7.5%
2000 107,120 9.4%
2010 114,638 7.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing La Crosse census records online, see: Wisconsin Census.

State Census

Federal Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wisconsin denominations, view the Wisconsin Church Records wiki page.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Ward and Branch Records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Lutheran

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Holmen, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wisconsin Land and Property for additional information about early Wisconsin land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Trempealeau CountyJackson CountyMonroe CountyVernon CountyHouston CountyWinona CountyWI LA CROSSE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in La Crosse served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in La Crosse:

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Companies B, D, H, and L
- 3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company A
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company F
- 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company C
- 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company E
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company D

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin Newspapers Online

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the La Crosse Clerk of Circuit Court and are housed at the La Crosse Courthouse. See the wiki page Wisconsin Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, and adoptions.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned property or other items that could be taxed were listed, some residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records. For more information see the Wiki page, Wisconsin Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Most counties started keeping records in the 1870s. In 1907, the counties began sending copies to the state.

For pre-1907 births, deaths, and marriages, search the Wisconsin Genealogy Index.

For additional information, see Wisconsin Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in La Crosse County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Wisconsin Archives and Libraries.

  • Area Research Center
    Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
    1631 Pine St.
    La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
    Telephone: 608-785-8511
    Email: specoll@uwlax.edu
    Website
    Facebook

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in La Crosse County. For state-wide library facilities, see Wisconsin Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in La Crosse County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Wisconsin Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "La Crosse County, Wisconsin " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Crosse_County,_Wisconsin."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Crosse County, Wisconsin. Page 755-760, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 757-759.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "La Crosse County, Wisconsin," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Crosse_County,_Wisconsin, accessed 19 September 2018.