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Buffalo County, Wisconsin
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Buffalo County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Buffalo County, WI Created?
Buffalo County was created on July 6, 1853 from Jackson County.

What is the County Seat of Buffalo County, WI?
The County Seat is located in Alma and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Buffalo County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Pepin CountyEau Claire CountyTrempealeau CountyWinona County, Minnesota, Wabasha County, Minnesota.

Buffalo County, WI Vital Records

Where can find Buffalo County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Buffalo County vital records can be found at the Wisconsin Office of Vital Records has copies of Birth, Marriage, Divorce & Death Records reported since 1907. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Wisconsin for current fees and application process..

You can search online for Buffalo County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Wisconsin Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Application to mail.

Buffalo County, WI Census Records

What Buffalo County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Buffalo County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860187018801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940.

Buffalo Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Buffalo Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Buffalo Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research.

There are Wisconsin State censuses from 1895 and 1905. Also the Wisconsin Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index for 1820-1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Wisconsin Census Records Research Guide

Buffalo County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Buffalo County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Buffalo County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Buffalo County.The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

See Also Wisconsin Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Buffalo County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Buffalo County, WI?
A list of Buffalo County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Wisconsin Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Buffalo County, WI Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Buffalo County, WI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Buffalo County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is just a listing which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Buffalo Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Buffalo Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Buffalo Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Buffalo Co. WI General and History Websites

Buffalo Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Buffalo Co. WI Military Records