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Census and Military Records

Census and Military Research

The library has state and federal censuses on microfilm for 1836-1930 that pertain to most of West Central Wisconsin. We have complete census records for the counties of Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk and St. Croix.

The library also has the Wisconsin Necrology for 1846-1944 (7 reels), a collection of obituaries on microfilm of prominent Wisconsinites, "old settlers," etc. In addition, the library subscribes to AncestryPlus, a website with digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward. AncestryPlus is available on any workstation at the library or you may access HeritageQuest in the library or from your home computer with your library card.

Established by Congress in 2000, The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Additional Resources:

Soundex Coding System
Soundex is a coded surname (last name) index based on the way a surname sounds rather than the way it is spelled (e.g. SMITH and SMYTH).

Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers
List of soldiers in Wisconsin's Civil War regiments.

Chippewa Valley's Contribution to World War II 
World War II service men and women from the Chippewa Valley area.

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Wisconsin Military Resource Center

Offers free access to a huge database of information on 10 million immigrants from 1830 to 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.

Ellis Island Land Records
Searchable database containing arrival records for 22 million immigrants who entered through the port of New York from 1892-1924.

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System
Basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War.

Military Personnel Records
Repository of military personnel, health and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century.


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