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{{Wisconsin-stub}}[[United States|United States ]] > [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] > Taylor County''[[Image:WI Taylor.png|thumb|right|475px]]  
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}}<br>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.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Taylor County
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| state = Wisconsin
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| founded year = 1875
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| founded date = March 4
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| seat = [[Medford, Wisconsin|Medford]]
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| building address = Taylor County Courthouse<br>224 S 2nd Street<br>Medford, WI 54451<br>Phone: 715.748.1460 <br>[http://www.co.taylor.wi.us/ Taylor County Website] }}
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== County Information ==
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==== Taylor County, Wisconsin Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1877
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.taylor.wi.us/ Taylor County Courthouse]<br>224 S 2nd Street<br>Medford, WI 54451<br>Phone: 715.748.1460&nbsp;<br><br>
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[http://www.co.taylor.wi.us/departments/n-z/register-of-deeds/ Register of Deeds] has birth, marriage, marriage, death <br>and land from 1875;<br>
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[http://www.co.taylor.wi.us/departments/a-e/clerk-of-courts/ Clerk of Courts] has divorce&nbsp;and court records from 1875; <br>
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[http://www.co.taylor.wi.us/departments/a-e/circuit-court/ Court Judge] has probate records; <br>[http://www.co.taylor.wi.us/departments/county-clerk/ County Clerk] has census records; Historical Society has burial&nbsp;<br>records <ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. page 759 Taylor County, Wisconsin (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== Historical Facts  ==
 
== Historical Facts  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1875--Taylor County was&nbsp;created 4 March 1875&nbsp;from [[Chippewa County, Wisconsin|Chippewa]],[[Clark County, Wisconsin|Clark]],[[Lincoln County, Wisconsin|Lincoln]] and [[Marathon County, Wisconsin|Marathon]] Counties.<br>County seat: Medford <ref name="Handybook">The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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1875--Taylor County was&nbsp;created 4 March 1875&nbsp;from [[Chippewa County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Chippewa]],[[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Clark]],[[Lincoln County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Lincoln]] and [[Marathon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marathon]] Counties.<br>County seat: Medford  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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[[Image:{{WI Taylor County, Wisconsin Clickable Neighbors}}|right|300px]]
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Chippewa County, Wisconsin|Chippewa]]  
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[[Chippewa County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Chippewa]] {{•}} [[Clark County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Clark]] {{•}} [[Lincoln County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Lincoln]] {{•}} [[Marathon County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Marathon]] {{•}} [[Price County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Price]] {{•}} [[Rusk County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Rusk]]
*[[Clark County, Wisconsin|Clark]]  
 
*[[Lincoln County, Wisconsin|Lincoln]]  
 
*[[Marathon County, Wisconsin|Marathon]]  
 
*[[Price County, Wisconsin|Price]]  
 
*[[Rusk County, Wisconsin|Rusk]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Bible Records ====
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==== Bible Records ====
   
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==== Biography ====  
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==== Biography ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=51&GScnty=3052&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|800935|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=51&CScnty=3052 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/taylor.htm WIGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Taylor+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=Taylor&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/wisconsin/taylor.htm WITombstone Project]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/786685?availability=Family%20History%20Library Taylor County cemeteries] FamilySearch.org
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/taylor.html Taylor County Tombstone Photograph Pages] USGenWeb Archives
  
==== Census ====  
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==== Census ====
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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.
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*'''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.
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*'''1875''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1443778?collectionNameFilter=false 1875 Wisconsin State Census] Identifies head of household by name.
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*'''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.
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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.
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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 ====
 
==== Church History and Records ====
  
==== Court Records ====
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*[[Medford,_Wisconsin#Church_Records| Medford, Wisconsin Church Records]]
  
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==== Directories ====  
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===== Germans  =====
 
===== Germans  =====
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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==== Genealogy ====
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==== History ====  
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==== History ====
  
==== Land and Property ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Migration ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/wisconsin/ Old Antique Atlases &amp; Maps of Wisconsin]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Taylor County, Wisconsin] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
==== Military History and Records ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/taylor.htm Taylor County Archives] Scroll down to Obituaries. USGenWeb Archives
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'''Online Records'''
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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.com] — images and index $
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*'''1848 – 1948''' {{RecordSearch|1874190|Wisconsin Probate Estate Files 1848-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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==== Repositories  ====
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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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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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Frances L. Simek Memorial Library<br>400 N. Main Street<br>Medford, WI 54451<br>Telephone 715-748-2505<br>Website:&nbsp; [http://www.sws-wis.com/medfordpubliclibrary/ Medford Public Library]
  
==== Probate Records ====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
  
==== Repositories ====
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===== Family History Centers =====
   
 
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
 
  
Frances L. Simek Memorial Library<br>400 N. Main Street<br>Medford, WI 54451<br>Telephone 715-748-2505<br>Website:&nbsp; http://www.sws-wis.com/medfordpubliclibrary/
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
===== County Courthouse =====
 
 
===== Family History Centers =====
 
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Societies ====
 
==== Societies ====  
 
  
Taylor County Genealogical Society<br>224 S. Second Street<br>Medford, WI 54451<br>Website:&nbsp; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~witcgs/  
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'''Taylor County Genealogical Society'''<br>224 S. Second Street<br>Medford, WI 54451<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~witcgs/ Website]<br><br>
  
Taylor County Historical Society<br>845A E. Broadway Ave.<br>Medford, WI 54451<br>Telephone 715-748-3808  
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'''Taylor County Historical Society'''<br>845A E. Broadway Ave.<br>Medford, WI 54451<br>Telephone: 715-748-3808<br><br>
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth =====
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===== Marriage =====  
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*1826 - 1926 {{RecordSearch|1708703|Wisconsin, Births and Christenings, 1826-1926}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1946789|Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — 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.com] — index $
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*Pre-1907 [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~witaylor/birthmainind.html Taylor County Birth Record Index] WIGenWeb project
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*1836 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1708704|Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1973 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1946794|Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — 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.com] — index/images $
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*1965 - 1984 {{RecordSearch|1967741|Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1867 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1803975|Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907}} 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.org] — index<br>
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*1820 - 1907 {{RecordSearch|1940759|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1820-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1959 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1947978|Wisconsin, Death Index, 1959-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*Pre-1907 [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~witaylor/deathmainind.html Taylor County Death Record Index] WIGenWeb project
  
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==== Voting Registers ====
 
===== Death =====
 
 
==== Voting Registers ====
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Taylor|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wisconsin/taylor-county/ Taylor 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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*{{FHL|Wisconsin%2C+Taylor|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~witaylor/databaseindex.html Taylor County] WIGenWeb project
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wi/taylor.htm Taylor County Archives] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 18:20, 3 October 2017

United States
Wisconsin
Taylor County

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.


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Taylor County, Wisconsin
Map
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.
Facts
Founded March 4, 1875
County Seat Medford
Courthouse
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

WI TAYLOR.JPG

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Chippewa  • Clark  • Lincoln  • Marathon  • Price  • Rusk

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

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
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Wisconsin Cemeteries for more information.

Census

  • 1855 - 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 - 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 - 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 - Wisconsin State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images. Search indexed census.  Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 - Wisconsin State Census, 1895 at FamilySearch — index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 - Wisconsin State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Church History and Records

Court Records

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military History and Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Records

Repositories

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

Archives, Libraries and Museums

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.

Societies

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

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

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Death Records

Voting Registers

Websites

References

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