Rusk County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Rusk County

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


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Rusk County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Rusk County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1901
County Seat Ladysmith
Courthouse
Address Rusk County Courthouse
311 Miner Ave East;
Ladysmith, WI 54848-1862
Phone: 715.532.2100
Rusk County Courthouse


County Information

Rusk County Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1900 1901 1910 1872 1901


County Courthouse

Rusk County Courthouse
311 Miner Ave East;
Ladysmith, WI 54848-1862
Phone: 715.532.2100

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death, and land records
from 1872;
County Court has divorce, probate and court records [1]

RUSK COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS
311 Miner Ave E.,
Suite N 132
Ladysmith, WI 54848
PHONE:(715)532-2139
FAX:(715)532-2194

Historical Facts

Parent County

1905 - Rusk County was created 19 June 1905 by the renaming of Gates County. County seat: Ladysmith [2]

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 MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

WI RUSK.JPG

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Barron  • Chippewa  • Price  • Sawyer  • Taylor  • Washburn

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Index to Rusk County Names USGenWeb Archives

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

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.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Civil War
World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Rusk County

County Courthouse
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.

Societies

Rusk County Historical Society Museum
2754 N. Dicus
Lady Smith, Wisconsin 54848
Telephone: 715-532-3633
Website

Bruce Area Historical Society
PO Box 155
Bruce, WI 54819
Telephone: 715-868-5475

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 Rusk County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).