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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.
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Guide to '''Monroe County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|county seat= Sparta
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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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|county1= [[Jackson County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Jackson]]
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|county2= [[Juneau County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Juneau]]
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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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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==== Monroe County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{WI Courthouse Intro|Monroe}}
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'''Monroe County Courthouse'''<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.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Monroe County, Wisconsin Record Dates ===
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{{WI Record Dates Intro|Monroe}}
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| 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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Monroe County, Wisconsin Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1854
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1854
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1854
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land and Property|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1851
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1820
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1907. General compliance year unknown.</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1854
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1851
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1855
 
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== 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 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 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 in person or ordered via their website.  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).</ref>  
 
 
 
==== 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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{WI Boundary Changes Intro|Monroe}}
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*1854--Monroe County was created 21 March 1854 from [[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy|La Crosse]] County.
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*'''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>
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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 ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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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].
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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>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Rock,_Michigan Flat Rock] (part)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_Pier,_Michigan Luna Pier]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan,_Michigan Milan]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe,_Michigan Monroe] (county seat)</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petersburg,_Michigan Petersburg]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carleton,_Michigan Carleton]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundee,_Michigan Dundee]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estral_Beach,_Michigan Estral Beach]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maybee,_Michigan Maybee]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Rockwood,_Michigan South Rockwood]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azalia,_Michigan Azalia]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna,_Michigan Vienna]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Junction,_Monroe_County,_Michigan Vienna Junction]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Beach,_Michigan Detroit Beach]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambertville,_Michigan Lambertville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Monroe,_Michigan South Monroe]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stony_Point,_Michigan Stony Point]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperance,_Michigan Temperance]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Monroe,_Michigan West Monroe]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodland_Beach,_Michigan Woodland Beach]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Township,_Michigan Ash]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedford_Township,_Monroe_County,_Michigan Bedford]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Charter_Township,_Michigan Berlin]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundee_Township,_Michigan Dundee]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_Township,_Michigan Erie]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exeter_Township,_Michigan Exeter]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frenchtown_Charter_Township,_Michigan Frenchtown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_Township,_Michigan Ida]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Salle_Township,_Michigan La Salle]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Township,_Michigan London]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Township,_Michigan Milan]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_Charter_Township,_Michigan Monroe]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raisinville_Township,_Michigan Raisinville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summerfield_Township,_Monroe_County,_Michigan Summerfield]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiteford_Township,_Michigan Whiteford]</div>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{WI Historical Timeline Intro|Monroe}}
  
[[Jackson County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Jackson]] {{•}} [[Juneau County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Juneau]] {{•}} [[La Crosse County, Wisconsin Genealogy|La Crosse]] {{•}} [[Vernon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Vernon]]
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== Resources ==
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{{WI Resources Intro|Monroe}}
  
<center>[[Image:{{WI Monroe County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}]]</center>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{WI Bible Intro|Monroe}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{WI Biographies Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Biographical Index (1878-1933)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/m-bio.htm Monroe County Biographies] WIGenWeb Archives project
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/m-bio.htm Monroe County Biographies] WIGenWeb Archives project
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{{WI Business Records Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{WI Cemeteries Intro|Monroe}}
  
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3033 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wimonroe/cemetery/ WIGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/m-cem.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/monroe.htm WITombstone Project]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/monroe.htm Interment]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23144&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Monroe%20County%2C%20Wisconsin%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves at FamilySearch]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wimonroe/cemetery WIGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Monroe+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| 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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* {{FHL|914382|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Monroe+Wisconsin&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/m-cem.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Wisconsin/Monroe-County?id=county_3033 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/monroe.htm WITombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wi/monroe.htm Interment]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23144&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/monroe.html Monroe County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Cemetery Index (1850s-1980)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census Records ===
*'''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.  
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Wisconsin "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |8410
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|1870 |16550
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|1880 |21607
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|1890 |23211
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|1900 |28103
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|1910 |28881
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|1920 |28666
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|1930 |28739
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|1940 |30080
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|1950 |31378
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|1960 |31241
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|1970 |31610
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|1980 |35074
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|1990 |36633
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|2000 |40899
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|2010 |44673
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{{WI Census Intro|Monroe}}
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Census Indexes (1855-1920)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum — includes Wisconsin and US Censuses
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*'''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.
 
*'''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.
 
*'''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://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.
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1443713|Wisconsin State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search 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''' - {{RecordSearch|1443712|Wisconsin State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.  
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*'''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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.
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*'''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 ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{WI Church Intro|Monroe}}
  
===== Lutheran  =====
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Church Records Index] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
  
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
 
:*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cashton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 
:*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cashton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
==== Court Records ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{WI Court Intro|Monroe}}
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Court Records Index (1850s-1970s)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
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=== Directories ===
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{{WI Directories Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Historic Business Index] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
  
==== Directories  ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/spart1912.txt Sparta High School Senior Class of 1912] USGenWeb Archives
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{{WI Emigration Intro|Monroe}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/spart1919.txt Sparta High School Senior Class of 1919] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/tomah-hs.txt Directory of the Graduates of Tomah High School, 1880-1918] USGenWeb Archives
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{WI Ethnic Groups Intro|Monroe}}
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wialhn/WI-Resources/ethnic.html Wisconsin Resources - Ethnic Origins] WIGenWeb project
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{WI Funeral Homes Intro|Monroe}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{WI Genealogies Intro|Monroe}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{WI Guardianship Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wialhn/WI-Resources/ethnic.html Wisconsin Resources - Ethnic Origins] WIGenWeb project
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{{WI Land Intro|Monroe}}
===== Germans  =====
 
  
==== Gazetteers  ====
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Plat Book Index (1877, 1897, 1915, 1948)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{WI Histories Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== History  ====
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wimonroe/history/ Monroe County History] USGenWeb project
*[http://www.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
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/m-his.htm Monroe County Historical Records] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{WI Maps Intro|Monroe County}}
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{{WI Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{WI Monroe County}}}}
  
==== Maps ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of Monroe County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
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=== Migration ===
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Monroe County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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{{WI Migration Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{WI Military Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Military History and Records  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{WI Civil War Intro|Monroe}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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{{WI Civil War Regiments|Monroe}}
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*[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
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Civil War Veteran Census Index (1885-1905)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
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*[[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies A and G
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*[[10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies H and I
  
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. <br>
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==== World War I ====
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{{WI World War I Intro|Monroe}}
  
:- [[3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry]], Companies A and G
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County World War I Draft Registration Card Index] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
:- [[10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Companies H and I
 
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{WI Naturalization Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Naturalization Records Index (1846-1946)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{WI Newspapers Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Newspapers Index] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{WI Obituaries Intro|Monroe}}
  
'''Online Records'''
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=== Other Records ===
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{{WI Other Records Intro|Monroe}}
  
*'''1800 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — images and index $
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'''''Institutional Records'''''<br>
*'''1848 – 1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Poor Farm/Asylum Index (1884-1953)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
  
==== Repositories  ====
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'''''Photographs'''''<br>
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/images.php Historic Image & Photo Archive] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum — over 13,000 Monroe County images and growing
  
See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/wi-society-archive/ Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{WI Periodicals Intro|Monroe}}
  
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{WI Probate Intro|Monroe}}
  
===== County Courthouse  =====
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'''Online Records'''
  
===== Family History Centers  =====
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*'''1800–1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9088 Wisconsin Wills and Probate Records 1800-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — images and index $
*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*'''1848–1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
  
==== Societies  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{WI Schools Intro|Monroe}}
  
'''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>
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* [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
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/spart1912.txt Sparta High School Senior Class of 1912] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/spart1919.txt Sparta High School Senior Class of 1919] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/bios/tomah-hs.txt Directory of the Graduates of Tomah High School, 1880-1918] USGenWeb Archives
  
'''Monroe, Jackson, Juneau Genealogical Workshop'''<br> Rt 3, Box 253<br> Sparta, WI 54615<br>[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/MJJGW.php Website]<br><br>
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{WI Tax Intro|Monroe}}
  
'''Foundation for Eastern European Family History Studies'''<br>PO Box 321<br> Springville UT 84663<br>[http://feefhs.org/ Website]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{WI Vital Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{WI Birth Intro|Monroe}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1826-1908''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2544 Wisconsin, Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index $
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*'''1826-1926''' {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1850s-1944''' [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Birth Records Index (1850s-1944)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
  
===== Birth Records  =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{WI Marriage Intro|Monroe}}
  
*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1836-1911''' {{RecordSearch|1803973|Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1836-1930''' {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — 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 $
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*'''1854-1968''' [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Marriage Records Index (1854-1968)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
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*'''1973-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1973-1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8744 Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — index/images $
  
===== Marriage Records  =====
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==== Death ====
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{{WI Death Intro|Monroe}}
  
*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1820-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1835-1968''' {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} 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.com] — index/images $
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*'''1850s-1868''' [http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/libandgen.php Monroe County Death Records Index (1850s-1968)] Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
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*'''1867-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1959-1997''' {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
===== Divorce Records  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{WI Divorce Intro|Monroe}}
  
*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1965-1984''' {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index
  
===== Death Records  =====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{WI Research Facilities Intro|Monroe}}
  
*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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=== Archives ===
*1835 - 1968 {{RecordSearch|1708699|Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>  
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{{WI Archives Intro|Monroe}}
*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''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>
*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''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>
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: 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>
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: 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.
  
==== Voting Registers  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{WI Libraries Intro|Monroe}}
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*'''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>
  
*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/ Monroe County Local History Room & Museum]
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=== Museums ===
*[https://www.facebook.com/mclhr Monroe County Local History Room & Museum Facebook Page]
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{{WI Museums Intro|Monroe}}
*[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]
 
*{{FHL|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  ==
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== Societies ==
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{{WI Societies Intro|Monroe}}
  
<references />  
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*'''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]
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*'''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>
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*'''Foundation for Eastern European Family History Studies'''<br>PO Box 321<br> Springville, UT 84663<br>[http://feefhs.org/ Website]
  
{{Wisconsin|Wisconsin}}  
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== Websites ==
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{{WI Websites Intro|Monroe}}
  
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*[http://www.monroecountyhistory.org/ Monroe County Local History Room & Museum]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/mclhr Monroe County Local History Room & Museum Facebook Page]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/monroe-county/ Monroe County, WI History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101958042548356916194 Wisconsin Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/166325933433955/ Wisconsin Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~wimonroe/ WIGenWeb project]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/monroe/monroe.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|200801|Wisconsin|Monroe}}- 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
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== Research Guides ==
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{{WI Research Guides Intro|Monroe}}
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== References ==
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<references />
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{{Wisconsin|Wisconsin}}
 
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Latest revision as of 12:35, 8 November 2019


Guide to Monroe County, Wisconsin ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Sparta
Organized: March 21, 1854
Parent County(s): La Crosse County[1]
Neighboring Counties
Jackson  • Juneau  • La Crosse  • Vernon
See County Maps
Courthouse
Monroe County Courthouse WI.JPG
Location Map
WI Monroe.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for James Monroe. The County is located in the west-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Monroe County Courthouse
202 S K Street
Sparta, WI 54656
Phone: 608-269-8705
Monroe County Website

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death, and land records.
Clerk of Courts has divorce, probate, court and naturalization records.
Veterans Service Office has military records. [3]

Monroe County, Wisconsin Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1854 1854 1867 1854 1851 1855 1820
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1907. General compliance year unknown.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1854--Monroe County was created 21 March 1854 from La Crosse County.
  • County seat: Sparta[5]

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.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[6]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Monroe County, Wisconsin online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 8,410
1870 16,550 96.8%
1880 21,607 30.6%
1890 23,211 7.4%
1900 28,103 21.1%
1910 28,881 2.8%
1920 28,666 −0.7%
1930 28,739 0.3%
1940 30,080 4.7%
1950 31,378 4.3%
1960 31,241 −0.4%
1970 31,610 1.2%
1980 35,074 11.0%
1990 36,633 4.4%
2000 40,899 11.6%
2010 44,673 9.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Monroe census records online, see: Wisconsin Census.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wisconsin denominations, view the Wisconsin Church Records wiki page.

Lutheran

  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Cashton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wisconsin Land and Property for additional information about early Wisconsin land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Jackson CountyJuneau CountyVernon CountyLa Crosse CountyWI MONROE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Monroe served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Monroe:

World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Institutional Records

Photographs

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Monroe Clerk of Circuit Court and are housed at the Monroe Courthouse. See the wiki page Wisconsin Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, and adoptions.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Wisconsin tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned property or other items that could be taxed were listed, some residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records. For more information see the Wiki page, Wisconsin Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Most counties started keeping records in the 1870s. In 1907, the counties began sending copies to the state.

For pre-1907 births, deaths, and marriages, search the Wisconsin Genealogy Index.

For additional information, see Wisconsin Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

  • Area Research Center
    Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
    1631 Pine St.
    La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
    Telephone: 608-785-8511
    Email: specoll@uwlax.edu
    Website
    Facebook
  • Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
    200 West Main Street, 1st Floor
    Sparta, WI 54656
    Phone: 608-269-8680
    Website
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.
Search Monroe County Local History Room Archives Index to find archival material related to Monroe County families, or the 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.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Murphy Library, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
    Area Research Center
    1631 Pine St.
    La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
    Telephone: 608-785-8511
    Email: specoll@uwlax.edu
    Website
    Facebook

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Monroe County Historical Society
    PO Box 422
    Sparta, WI 54656
    Phone: 608-378-4388
    Website
  • Monroe, Jackson, Juneau Genealogical Workshop
    1510 Eaton Ave
    Tomah, WI 54660
    Phone: 608-372-7853
    Website
  • Foundation for Eastern European Family History Studies
    PO Box 321
    Springville, UT 84663
    Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County, Wisconsin " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Wisconsin ."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. 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.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wisconsin.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County, Michigan," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Michigan, accessed 23 September 2018.