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La Crosse County, Wisconsin
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La Crosse County, Wisconsin Facts

When was La Crosse County, WI Created?
La Crosse County was created on March 1, 1851 from Crawford County.

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

What counties are adjacent to La Crosse County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Trempealeau CountyJackson CountyMonroe CountyVernon CountyHouston County, Minnesota, Winona County, Minnesota.

La Crosse County, WI Vital Records

Where can find La Crosse County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
La Crosse 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 La Crosse 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.

La Crosse County, WI Census Records

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

La Crosse Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. La Crosse Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. La Crosse 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

La Crosse County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

La Crosse County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the La Crosse County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in La Crosse 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.

La Crosse County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in La Crosse County, WI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to La Crosse 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.

La Crosse Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

La Crosse Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

La Crosse Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

La Crosse Co. WI General and History Websites

La Crosse Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

La Crosse Co. WI Military Records