Taylor County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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


Taylor County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Taylor County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded March 4, 1875
County Seat Medford
Taylor County Courthouse Medford Wisconsin.jpg
Address Taylor County Courthouse
224 S 2nd Street
Medford, WI 54451
Phone: 715.748.1460
Taylor County Website

County Information

Taylor County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1875 1880 1875 1876

County Courthouse

Taylor County Courthouse
224 S 2nd Street
Medford, WI 54451
Phone: 715.748.1460 

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, marriage, death
and land from 1875;
Clerk of Courts has divorce and court records from 1875;
Court Judge has probate records;
County Clerk has census records; Historical Society has burial 
records [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1875--Taylor County was created 4 March 1875 from Chippewa,Clark,Lincoln and Marathon Counties.
County seat: Medford

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


Populated Places

  • City of Medford
  • Village of Stetsonville
  • Village of Rib Lake
  • Village of Lublin

Neighboring Counties

Chippewa  • Clark  • Lincoln  • Marathon  • Price  • Rusk


Bible Records



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


  • 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


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups





Land and Property



Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship




Probate Records

Online Records


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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Frances L. Simek Memorial Library
400 N. Main Street
Medford, WI 54451
Telephone 715-748-2505
Website:  Medford Public Library

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.


Taylor County Genealogical Society
224 S. Second Street
Medford, WI 54451

Taylor County Historical Society
845A E. Broadway Ave.
Medford, WI 54451
Telephone: 715-748-3808


Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers



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