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Monroe County, Wisconsin
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Monroe County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Monroe County, WI Created?
Monroe County was created on March 21, 1854 from La Crosse County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Monroe County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Jackson CountyJuneau CountyVernon CountyLa Crosse County.

Monroe County, WI Vital Records

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

Monroe County, WI Census Records

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

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

Monroe County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Monroe County Courthouse

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

Monroe County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Monroe Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Monroe Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Monroe Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Monroe Co. WI General and History Websites

Monroe Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Monroe Co. WI Military Records