Information and links helpful in searching for land and probate records, how and where to obtain birth, death, and marriage records and more to help you with your research.
Land, Vital, and Probate Records
Area Research Center (ARC)
The ARC, located on the UW-Eau Claire campus, is a cooperative project of the University and the Wisconsin Historical Society to preserve historical records in a six-county region consisting of Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Rusk and Taylor counties. Online Reference Requests are accepted.
Eau Claire County Clerk of Courts
By law, probate records are open to the public. Researchers can look up their own records by locating the case number in the docket book at the Eau Claire County Courthouse. Copies may be made for a small fee. The charge is $4 per record if you need assistance in finding a record. Cases before 1916 are located at the Area Research Center. The Wisconsin Circuit Court provides access to more recent court records.
Eau Claire County Register of Deeds
All land, birth, death, and marriage records for Eau Claire County.
Researching the History of Eau Claire Houses
Resources for identifying the previous owners and architectural history of local buildings.
Wisconsin Land Records - Interactive Search
This is an interface to the Pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patents from the Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office (GLO) Automated Records Project.
Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association
The Register of Deeds files, records and issues instruments and documents of significance both to the community as a whole and to its individual citizens. Vital records document the span of our lives from birth to death. Applications, fee schedules and county addresses are available at this site.
Where to Write for Vital Records
Provides contact information for those States that will provide copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce records.