Chippewa County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Chippewa County

Guide to Chippewa County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Chippewa County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded February 3, 1845
County Seat Chippewa County
Chippewa County Courthouse, Wisconsin.JPG
Address Chippewa County Courthouse
711 North Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-1876
Phone: 715-726-7980

County Information

Chippewa County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1858 1854 1850 1854 1856

Historical Facts

1845--Chippewa County was created 3 February 1845 fromCrawford County. County seat: Chippewa Falls [1]

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

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

Neighboring Counties

Barron  • Clark  • Dunn  • Eau Claire  • Rusk  • Taylor

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Record Loss

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


Bible Records


Business Records


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
WIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WIGenWeb Archives
WITombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records

State Census
  • 1855 - 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.
  • 1865 - 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.
  • 1875 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at 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.
  • 1895 - Wisconsin State Census, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
Federal Census

Church Records


Central Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups




Local Histories

Land and Property


Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Chippewa County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Chippewa County.

- 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry, Company I
- 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company A
- 14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company G
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Chippewa County Army Enlistees (USGenWeb Archives)

Naturalization and Citizenship



Probate Records

Online Records

Public Records


See also a List of Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies


Chippewa County (WI) Genealogical Society

123 Allen Street

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Telephone 715-723-4399

email: [[1]]


Chippewa County Historical Society
123 Allen Street
Chippewa Falls 54729-2802
Telephone: 715-723-4399

Bloomer Historical Society
1104 Vine St
Bloomer, WI 54724
Telephone: 715-568-2011

Cadott Area Historical Society
PO Box 1
Cadott, WI 54727-0001
Telephone: 715-289-3336

Stanley Area Historical Society
995 N Emery St
Stanley, WI 54768
Telephone: 715-644-5880

Area Research Center - University of Wisconsin
Eau Claire, Special Collections Department
William D. McIntyre Library
Eau Claire, WI 54702-5010
Telephone: 715/836-2739

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

School Records


Vital Records

Chippewa County Courthouse
711 North Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls, Wi 54729-1876
Phone: 715-726-7980

Register of Deeds has birth records from 1868, marriage records
from 1860, divorce records from 1870, land records from 1856,
naturalization records 1895-1955 and 1905 State Census,
Register in Probate has probate records[2]

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voter Registration



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 755 Chippewa County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).