Trempealeau County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Trempealeau County

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


Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Trempealeau County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Founded 1854
County Seat Whitehall
Arcadia Public Library Trempeleau County WI.jpg
Address Trempealeau County Courthouse
PO Box 67
Whitehall, WI 54773-0067
Phone: 715.538.2311
Trempealeau County Website

County Information

Trempealeau County, Wisconsin Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1845 1856 1860 1855 1855

County Courthouse

Trempeleau County Courthouse
PO Box 67
Whitehall, WI 54773-0067
Phone: 715.538.2311 

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death, burial and land recordsc;
Clerk of Courts has divorce and court records;
Register in Probate has probate records [1]

Historical Facts

Parent County

1854--Trempealeau County was created 27 January 1854 from Buffalo, Chippewa, Jackson and La Crosse Counties.
County seat: Whitehall [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 website.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Buffalo  • Eau Claire  • Jackson  • La Crosse  • Winona County, Minnesota


Bible Records


Links to Trempealeau County Biographies USGenWeb Archives


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.


  • 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

  • Records of Zion, Trinity, and Edens Lutheran Church, Galesville, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).

Trempealeau Valley Lutheran Church (Located in Blair, Trempealeau County)

Court Records

Crime and Criminals


Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Native Americans




Land and Property



Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Trempealeau 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 Trempealeau County.

- 5th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Reorganized, Company G (Men were listed in the Roster as being from the city of Albion, which could have been from the counties of Dane, Trempealeau or Jackson.)
- 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company I

World War I
World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship




Probate Records

Online Records

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Wisconsin Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)


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

Archives, Libraries and Museums
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.


Trempealeau County Historical Society
N33015 Square Bluff Rd
Whitehall, WI 54773
Telephone: 715-985-3310

Trempealeau County Historical Society
W19092 State Rd 54
Galesville, WI, 54630
Telephone: 608-582-2908


Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 760 Trempealeau, Wisconsin
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).