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Dunn County, Wisconsin was
created out of a portion of Chippewa County in 1854, with the first
county seat at Dunnville (earlier called Colburn's Landing). The county was named for
Charles Dunn, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Territory.
Dunn had been appointed by Pres. Andrew Jackson in 1835.
Lumbering was an important
industry in the development of Dunn County. The earliest lumbering
operations were started in 1822 by fur traders Lockwood and Rollette who
erected a mill at the confluence of Wilson Creek and the Red Cedar River,
at what is the present site of Menomonie. A second mill was built in
Menomonie in 1830 and another at Gilbert Creek in 1831. A settlement
was established on the river near Dunnville about 1829-30.
According to H.C. Cooper, Jr.,
"Most of the pioneer settlers in Dunn County were attracted to this region
by the opportunities for steady employment in the lumber industry, though
there were a few, even in the early (18)60's, who took homesteads and
began to build up farms."
This web site is here
to assist you in researching your Dunn County ancestors.
you would like to contribute your information to this web site, or
have books, cemetery surveys, vital records, census records or any
other genealogical information for Dunn County, WI, please e-mail the
We can also use volunteers who are willing to look up information in
Dunn County or Dunn County resources. Thanks!
since 1997: Linda K. Schwartz
"Dunn County Genealogy"
. . .
County Genealogical Society Meetings:
Meets the third Saturday of the month, usually
at the Dunn County Historical Museum in Wakanda Park, Menomonie.
Please contact the
organization for specific details
about their meeting topics.
Gene-A-Rama 2013, a
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
event, will take place in Wausau, Wisconsin, at
The Plaza Hotel &
Suites on April 5th-6th, 2013. The Plaza
Hotel & Suites is located at 201 N. 17th Avenue. The theme is:
"Putting it all together: Methodology and Resources!" The
primary speaker will be Paula Stuart-Warren. Registration forms
and information is available on the
There is a discount for registering before March 15, 2013. Make
hotel reservations by March 4.
Also from the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society . . . Tuesday, Feb.
19 - 7:00 pm - a Webinar entitled: "The Winter of Our
Discontent: 3 Months to Better Organization" presented by DearMYRTLE.
This free webinar will give us tips for organizing our precious
genealogy records during these cold and snowy months when we can't get
in the cemeteries or drive distances to do research.
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7582699825196533760
Genealogy at the Wisconsin Historical Society . . .
Historical Society is now hosting webinars.
Genealogy, Where Do I Go Next?
various layers of genealogical research. If you've used the
censuses, vital records and newspapers, this webinar will show you
how to research advanced records for immigration, military, land and
other aspects of our ancestors' stories. This is a great class if
you have brick walls in your research.
Start Date: 3/11/2013
End Date: 3/11/2013 Event Times:
Instructor: Lori Bessler, reference librarian
To Register: Contact Lori Bessler at 608-264-6519,
via email at
AskLibrary@wisconsinhistory.org or download a
printable registration form (PDF
Ticket Info: $25 for Wisconsin Historical Society
or Wisconsin State Genealogical Society members, $30 for non-members
Venue: Online Webinar
Webinar: Organizing Family History
Projects and Event
you have done a lot of research, you will need to figure out how to
share that information with family and friends. This class will
identify a wide variety of projects as well as help you to organize
family history events. March 23 - 10 am to noon.
Descendants of Wisconsin residents now have the
power to look up their ancestors online: The state historical society has
launched a free online index of pre-1907 births, deaths and marriages at
The database, built with a 1970s-era microfiche index and tens of
thousands of delayed birth, death and marriage records, catalogs more than a million Wisconsin
births from the 1840s through 1907.
Search the index by just a last name, or add a first name, county,
birth date or birth year. If you know the birth date, you can search on it
plus a first name. Or, when information is really sparse, browse by a
county and a birth year. Once you find your ancestor, a quick click lets
you order a $15 copy of the record.
Wisconsin Genealogy Websites:
online from the UW Stout-Research Center Archives or State of Wisconsin:
site for genealogists:
FamilySearch.org - Free family history, family
tree, and genealogy records and resources from around the world. Includes
online birth, marriage, death, census, church and other indexes. From the
LDS Family History Library.
Do you have a family history website?
Let us know and we'll add it to our "Family
Pages". Who knows ... you might even find a new cousin by posting
your site there. Email the
County Coordinator (Remove the words NOSPAM from the end of the
QUERIES, BIOS, OLD OBITS, Etc.
obituaries, biographies, birth, death, immigration information, etc.
Choose an appropriate Classification as part of your message.
Note: All messages posted to the board are also automatically posted to
the Dunn County Mail List.
Eau Claire |
All Wis. Counties
you are interested in hosting a Wisconsin County website, please
Tina Vickery, the
WIGenWeb Project State Coordinator, for the list of counties currently
available for adoption.
All files on this site are copyrighted by their creator and/or
contributor. They may be linked to but may not be reproduced on another
site without specific permission from Linda Schwartz and/or
their contributor. Although public information is not in and of itself
copyrightable, the format in which they are presented, the notes and
comments, etc., are. It is however, quite permissible to print or save
the files to a personal computer for personal use ONLY.
Project logo was created by Debbie Barrett
The USGenWeb Project logo is the property of The USGenWeb Project
Copyright © 1997-2013 Linda K.
All Rights Reserved
This page last updated:
11 Mar 2013 03:05 PM -0500
Visitors since Sept. 1997
In Memory of
Carol Tremble Barresi
Dec. 20, 1951 - Feb. 7, 2002