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}}<br>Guide to '''Monroe County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br><br>{{Click|Image:WI_ORP.png|Wisconsin Online Genealogy Records}}
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|parent county= [[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy|La Crosse]] County<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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|county2= [[Juneau County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Juneau]]
|county3= [[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy|La Crosse]]
|county4= [[Vernon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Vernon]]</br><center>[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
=== Description ===
 
The County was named for James Monroe. The County is located in the west-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County, Wisconsin " in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Wisconsin
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===County Courthouse = =={{WI Courthouse Intro|Monroe}}'''Monroe CountyCourthouse'''<br>202 S K Street<br>Sparta, WI 54656<br>Phone: 608-269-8705<br>[http://www.co.monroe.wi.us/ Monroe County Website]<br><br>[http://www.co.monroe.wi.us/departments/register-of-deeds/ Register of Deeds] has birth, marriage, death, and land records.<br>[http://www.co.monroe.wi.us/departments/clerk-of-courts/ Clerk of Courts] has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records.<br>[http://www.co.monroe.wi.us/departments/veterans-services/ Veterans Service Office] has military records. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin Record Dates ==.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
=== Monroe County, Wisconsin Record Dates ==={{WI Record Dates Intro|Monroe}}{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| 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), Monroe 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="10014.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan| '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="6#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''<| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''Beginning Dates for Major [[Monroe County , Wisconsin Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''</| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" bgcoloralign="center" |1854| width="#e4d8e514.2%" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''1854| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''1867| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''1854 | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''1851| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land and Property|'''Land''']]1855| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate Records|Probate]]'''1820
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| widthcolspan="16.6%" align="center7" |1854| width="16.6%" align="center" |1854| width="16.6%" align="center" |1854| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860| width="16.6%" align="<center" |1851| width="16.6%" align="center" |1855|}   == County Courthouse == [http://www.co.monroe.wi.us/ Monroe County Courthouse]<br>202 S K Street<br>Sparta, WI 54656<br>Phone: 608.269.8705 <br><br>[http://www.co.monroe.wi.us/departments/register-of-deeds/ Register of Deeds] has birth, marriage death, and land records; <br>[http://www.co.monroe.wi.us/departments/clerk-of-courts/ Clerk of Courts] has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records; <br>[http://www.co.monroe.wi.us/departments/veterans-services/ Veterans Service Office] has military records <ref>The Handybook Statewide registration for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 758 Monroe County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/ Monroe County Local History Room & Museum] is a Monroe County Department that has microfilm of county newspapers, early vital records, Wisconsin and US Censuses, naturalization records, tax rolls, probate records, military registration lists, as well as court records, church records, plat maps, school records, some cemetery records, family history books births and files, yearbooks, and a large photo archive for researchers to access. Located next to the Monroe County Courthouse at 200 West Main St., Sparta. Records can be looked up deaths began in person or ordered via their website1907. Online indexes are always being updated and added to. == Historical Facts == ==== Parent County ==== 1854--Monroe County was created 21 March 1854&nbsp;from [[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy|La Crosse]] County.County seat: Sparta <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002)General compliance year unknown.</refcenter>  ==== Boundary Changes ==== For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  ==== Record Loss ====|}
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|}== Places / Localities =Boundary Changes ==={{WI Boundary Changes Intro|Monroe}}{| |-| *1854--Monroe County was created 21 March 1854 from [[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy|La Crosse]] County.*'''County seat:''' Sparta<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><br>For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
=|}=== Populated Places ===For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,081,c,monroe.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County, Michigan," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Michigan, accessed 23 September 2018.</ref>{{populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Rock,_Michigan Flat Rock] (part)* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_Pier,_Michigan Luna Pier]</div>| cities-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan,_Michigan Milan]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe,_Michigan Monroe] (county seat)</div>| cities-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petersburg,_Michigan Petersburg]</div><!--towns column------------------->| towns-col1=| towns-col2=<div></div>| towns-col3=<div></div><!--villages column------------------->| villages-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carleton,_Michigan Carleton]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundee,_Michigan Dundee]</div>| villages-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estral_Beach,_Michigan Estral Beach]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maybee,_Michigan Maybee]</div>| villages-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Rockwood,_Michigan South Rockwood]</div><!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azalia,_Michigan Azalia]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Peninsula,_Michigan Lost Peninsula]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna,_Michigan Vienna]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Junction,_Monroe_County,_Michigan Vienna Junction]</div><!--census column------------------->| census-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Beach,_Michigan Detroit Beach]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambertville,_Michigan Lambertville]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Monroe,_Michigan South Monroe]</div>| census-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stony_Point,_Michigan Stony Point]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperance,_Michigan Temperance]</div>| census-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Monroe,_Michigan West Monroe]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodland_Beach,_Michigan Woodland Beach]</div><!--townships column------------------->| townships-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Township,_Michigan Ash]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford_Township,_Monroe_County,_Michigan Bedford]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Charter_Township,_Michigan Berlin]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundee_Township,_Michigan Dundee]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_Township,_Michigan Erie]</div>| townships-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exeter_Township,_Michigan Exeter]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frenchtown_Charter_Township,_Michigan Frenchtown]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_Township,_Michigan Ida]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Salle_Township,_Michigan La Salle]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Township,_Michigan London]</div>| townships-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Township,_Michigan Milan]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_Charter_Township,_Michigan Monroe]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raisinville_Township,_Michigan Raisinville]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summerfield_Township,_Monroe_County,_Michigan Summerfield]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiteford_Township,_Michigan Whiteford]</div><!--ghost towns column------------------->| ghost-col1=| ghost-col2=<div></div>| ghost-col3=<div></div>}}
==== Neighboring Counties =History Timeline ==={{WI Historical Timeline Intro|Monroe}}
[[Jackson County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Jackson]] == Resources =={{•}} [[Juneau County, Wisconsin GenealogyWI Resources Intro|Juneau]] {{•Monroe}} [[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy|La Crosse]] {{•}} [[Vernon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Vernon]]
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== Resources = Biographies ==={{WI Biographies Intro|Monroe}}
==== Bible Records ====
 
==== Biography ====
*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Biographical Index (1878-1933)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/m-bio.htm Monroe County Biographies] WIGenWeb Archives project
==== Cemeteries =Business, Commerce, and Occupations ==={{WI Business Records Intro|Monroe}}
=== Cemeteries ==={{WI Cemeteries Intro| widthMonroe}} {| style ="75border:1px solid black; width:70%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1; "
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| widthcolspan="30%2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" alignstyle="centerborder:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | Cemeteries of Monroe County, Wisconsin'''Tombstone Transcriptions online and in Print'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="print</center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" | * [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]* [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wimonroe/cemetery/ WIGenWeb]* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/m-cem.htm WIGenWeb Archives]* [http://www.findagraveusgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/monroe.htm WITombstone Project]* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/monroe.htm Interment]* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/fglocalList.cgiphp?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSlnlocal=23144&GSbyrellocTGroup=allCemeteries&GSbydirection=down&GSdyrelsec=all0&GSdyqty=50&GScntrystateAbbv=4&GSststateName=51&GScnty=3033&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.comEPodunk]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|914382|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | *[httphttps://www.findagravefamilysearch.comorg/search/cgi-binrecord/fg.cgiresults?pagecount=csr20&CScnquery=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Monroe%20County%2C%20Wisconsin%22~&CScntrycollection_id=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3033 Findagrave.com2026973 Billion Graves at FamilySearch]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#F0F0F0E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([http:[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])<//www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wimonroe/cemetery WIGenWeb]center>| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" | * {{FHL|914382|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Monroe+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Wisconsin&county=Monroe&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" | * [httphttps://www.usgwarchivesfindagrave.netcom/cemetery-browse/wiUSA/monroeWisconsin/mMonroe-cemCounty?id=county_3033 Findagrave.htm WIGenWeb Archivescom]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolorcolspan="#F0F0F02" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/monroe.htm WITombstone Project]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0E0E0E0" || bgcolorstyle="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [httpborder://www.interment.net/us/wi/monroe.htm Interment]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23144&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="31px solid black" | <center>See '''[[Wisconsin Cemeteries| Wisconsin Cemeteries]] ''' for more information.</center>
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&nbsp;*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Cemetery Index (1850s-1980)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum *=== Census Records ==={{Historical populations|type = USA|heading = Census|footnote = Source: [httphttps://wwwen.usgwarchiveswikipedia.netorg/wiwiki/cemetery/monroeMonroe_County,_Wisconsin "Wikipedia.org".html ] |1860 |8410 |1870 |16550 |1880 |21607 |1890 |23211 |1900 |28103 |1910 |28881 |1920 |28666 |1930 |28739 |1940 |30080 |1950 |31378 |1960 |31241 |1970 |31610 |1980 |35074 |1990 |36633 |2000 |40899 |2010 |44673 }}{{WI Census Intro|Monroe County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives}}
==== Census ====*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Census Indexes (1855-1920)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum — includes Wisconsin and US Censuses *'''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.
*'''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.
*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Search indexed census.&nbsp; Identifies by name of head of household.&nbsp;&nbsp; Other information is&nbsp;statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.*'''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. *'''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.
==== Church History and Records ====* [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County {{WI Church Records Index] Intro|Monroe County Local History Room & Museum}}
===== Lutheran =====*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Church Records Index] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
:*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cashton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
==== Court Records ===={{WI Court Intro|Monroe}} * [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Court Records Index (1850s-1970s)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
==== Crime and Criminals =Directories ==={{WI Directories Intro|Monroe}}
==== Directories ====
*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Historic Business Index] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/spart1912.txt Sparta High School Senior Class of 1912] USGenWeb Archives
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/spart1919.txt Sparta High School Senior Class of 1919] USGenWeb Archives
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/tomah-hs.txt Directory of the Graduates of Tomah High School, 1880-1918] USGenWeb Archives
=== Emigration and Immigration ==={{WI Emigration Intro|Monroe}} === Ethnic, Political, or and Religious Groups ===={{WI Ethnic Groups Intro|Monroe}} *[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wialhn/WI-Resources/ethnic.html Wisconsin Resources - Ethnic Origins] WIGenWeb project === Funeral Homes ==={{WI Funeral Homes Intro|Monroe}} === Germans Genealogies ==={{WI Genealogies Intro|Monroe}} === Guardianship ==={{WI Guardianship Intro|Monroe}} === Land and Property Records ==={{WI Land Intro|Monroe}}
==== Gazetteers ====*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Plat Book Index (1877, 1897, 1915, 1948)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
==== Genealogy =Local Histories ==={{WI Histories Intro|Monroe}}
==== History ====*[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wimonroe/history/ Monroe County History] USGenWeb project
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/m-his.htm Monroe County Historical Records] USGenWeb Archives
==== Immigration Maps and Travel Gazetteers ==={{WI Maps Intro|Monroe County}}{{WI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WI Monroe County}}}}
==== Institutional Records ====* [http://www.monroecountyhistorymapofus.org/libandgenwisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]*[http://www.php historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Monroe County Poor Farm/Asylum Index , Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com (1884-1953$)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum. Free surname search.
==== Land and Property =Migration ===* [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Plat Book Index (1877, 1897, 1915, 1948)] {{WI Migration Intro|Monroe County Local History Room & Museum}}
==== Maps =Military Records ==={{WI Military Intro|Monroe}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin] ==== Civil War ====*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{WI Civil War Intro|Monroe County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.}}
==== Military {{WI Civil War Regiments|Monroe}}*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Wisconsin National Guard Lists of Persons Liable for military Duty from Monroe County, Autumn, 1862] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Civil War Veteran Census Index (1885-1905)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum*[[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies A and G*[[10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies H and Records ====I
===== Civil World War =I ===={{WI World War I Intro|Monroe}}
Civil War service men from Monroe 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 Monroe County. * [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Wisconsin National Guard Lists of Persons Liable for military Duty from Monroe County, Autumn, 1862] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum* [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Civil World War Veteran Census I Draft Registration Card Index (1885-1905)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum* [[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies A and G* [[10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies H and I
World War I=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===* [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php {{WI Naturalization Intro|Monroe County World War I Draft Registration Card Index] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum}}
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====* [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Naturalization Records Index (1846-1946)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
==== Newspapers and Obituaries ====* [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County {{WI Newspapers Index] Intro|Monroe County Local History Room & Museum}}
==== Periodicals ====*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Newspapers Index] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
==== Photographs =Obituaries ===* [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/images.php Historic Image & Photo Archive] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum — over 13,000 {{WI Obituaries Intro|Monroe County images and growing}}
==== Probate Other Records ===={{WI Other Records Intro|Monroe}}
'''Online ''Institutional Records'''''<br>*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Poor Farm/Asylum Index (1884-1953)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
*'''1800 – 1987''Photographs''''' <br>*[http://searchwww.ancestrymonroecountyhistory.comorg/search/dbimages.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.comphp Historic Image & Photo Archive] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum over 13,000 Monroe County images and index $*'''1848 – 1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — imagesgrowing
==== Repositories =Periodicals ==={{WI Periodicals Intro|Monroe}}
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies] === Probate Records ==={{WI Probate Intro|Monroe}}
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums ====='''Online Records'''
*'''1800–1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid===== County Courthouse =====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://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
===== Family History Centers ==School Records ===*{{FamilySearch Centers WI Schools Intro|Monroe}}
==== Societies ====* [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County School Census Index (1925-1950)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum — often contains birth date and family member information*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/spart1912.txt Sparta High School Senior Class of 1912] USGenWeb Archives*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/spart1919.txt Sparta High School Senior Class of 1919] USGenWeb Archives*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/tomah-hs.txt Directory of the Graduates of Tomah High School, 1880-1918] USGenWeb Archives
'''=== Tax Records ==={{WI Tax Intro|Monroe County Historical Society'''<br> 1488 Aqua Rd<br> Black River Falls, WI 54615-7609<br>Telephone: 608-269-8680<br>[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/MCHS.php Website]<br><br>}}
'''=== Vital Records ==={{WI Vital Intro|Monroe, Jackson, Juneau Genealogical Workshop'''<br> Rt 3, Box 253<br> Sparta, WI 54615<br>[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/MJJGW.php Website]<br><br>}}
'''Foundation for Eastern European Family History Studies'''<br>PO Box 321<br> Springville UT 84663<br>[http://feefhs.org/ Website]==== Birth ===={{WI Birth Intro|Monroe}}
*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index*'''1826-1908''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid==== Taxation ====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*'''1850s-1944''' [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Birth Records Index (1850s-1944)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
==== Vital Records Marriage ===={{WI Marriage Intro|Monroe}}
===== Birth *'''1836-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1803973|Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index*'''1854-1968''' [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Marriage Records ====Index (1854-1968)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index*'''1973-1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index ==== Death ====*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789WI Death Intro|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907Monroe}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — 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.com] — index $
===== Marriage *'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index*'''1835-1968''' {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index*'''1850s-1868''' [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Death Records =====Index (1850s-1968)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum*'''1867-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index*'''1959-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index ==== Divorce ====*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794WI Divorce Intro|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997Monroe}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index*1973 - 1997 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index/images $
===== *'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Records =====Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
*1965 - 1984 == Research Facilities =={{RecordSearchWI Research Facilities Intro|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984Monroe}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
===Archives == Death ={{WI Archives Intro|Monroe}}*'''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>*'''Monroe County Local History Room & Museum'''<br>200 West Main Street, 1st Floor<br>Sparta, WI 54656<br>Phone: 608-269-8680<br>[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/ Website]<br>: Monroe County Local History Room & Museum is a Monroe County Department that has microfilm of county newspapers, early vital records, Wisconsin and US Censuses, naturalization records, tax rolls, probate records, military registration lists, as well as court records, church records, plat maps, school records, some cemetery records, family history books and files, yearbooks, and a large photo archive for researchers to access. Records can be looked up in person or ordered via their website. Online indexes are always being updated and added to.<br>: Search [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Local History Room Archives Index] to find archival material related to Monroe County families, or the [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org Monroe County Local History Room & Museum Website] to see if records are available for family members with ties to Monroe County and the surrounding area. =====MCLHR also has some records connected to neighboring counties.
*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index *1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br> *1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index=== Family History Centers ===*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997Family History Centers Intro}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
==== Voting Registers =Libraries ==={{WI Libraries Intro|Monroe}}*'''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>
== Web Sites =Museums ==={{WI Museums Intro|Monroe}}
*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/ Monroe County Local History Room & Museum] *[https://www.facebook.com/mclhr Monroe County Local History Room & Museum Facebook Page] *[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/monroe-county/ Monroe County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] == Societies ==*[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] *{{FHLWI Societies Intro|Wisconsin%2C+Monroe|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wimonroe/ WIGenWeb project]*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/monroe.htm USGenWeb Archives]
== References ==*'''Monroe County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 422<br>Sparta, WI 54656<br>Phone: 608-378-4388<br>[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/MCHS.php Website]*'''Monroe, Jackson, Juneau Genealogical Workshop'''<br> 1510 Eaton Ave<br> Tomah, WI 54660<br>Phone: 608-372-7853<br>[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/MJJGW.php Website]<br>*'''Foundation for Eastern European Family History Studies'''<br>PO Box 321<br> Springville, UT 84663<br>[http://feefhs.org/ Website]
<references /> == Websites =={{WI Websites Intro|Monroe}}
*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/ Monroe County Local History Room & Museum]*[https://www.facebook.com/mclhr Monroe County Local History Room & Museum Facebook Page]*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/monroe-county/ Monroe 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]*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wimonroe/ WIGenWeb project]*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/monroe.htm USGenWeb Archives]*{{FHL Place IDNum|200801|Wisconsin|WisconsinMonroe}}- 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== Research Guides =={{WI Research Guides Intro|Monroe}}
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