Welcome to Jackson County

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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

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We're looking for folks who share our dedication to keeping Genealogy free and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it.
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[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

We welcome any information you may wish to provide for the free research of others.
So, dust off those old scrapbooks you have in your attic, dig out those old newspapers, or anything else you feel is of interest to this County, and send them our way. We are looking for obituaries, newspaper stories, biographies, Birth, Death and Marriage records, as well as interesting newspaper tidbits from years gone past - the items YOU used to put together your family trees. If you have information that you'd like to share with us on the history of this county and its people, please
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All data we come across is added to this site, so please keep checking back!

County Information

Founded May 23, 1857
Named for President Andrew Jackson
(though some traditions say it was named for Saint Paul merchant Henry Jackson)

Seat: Jackson
Largest city: Jackson

County Seat



Alba Township
Belmont Township
Christiania Township
Delafield Township
Des Moines Township
Enterprise Township
Ewington Township
Heron Lake Township
Hunter Township
Kimball Township

La Crosse Township
Middletown Township
Minneota Township
Petersburg Township
Rost Township
Round Lake Township
Sioux Valley Township
Weimer Township
West Heron Lake Township
Wisconsin Township

Heron Lake


Online Data

Church Histories / Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bio: Cammers - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Dec. 2013: Marriage: Steffen - Lueck; Bio: Allen
July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Dec. 2012: Obits: Cleveland, Dunne, Frost
July 2012: Bio: Brown
May 2012: Bio: Allen
Apr. 2012: Bios: Evans, Force, Funk
Mar. 2012: Death Index 1908-1910; Bio: Hampl
Feb. 2012; Bio: Benson

Dec 2011: List of Cemeteries

Previous Updates:
NAVARA births; GOHITKO-NAVARA marriage;1860 Federal Census Index; 1895 Fire Wardens; Kuhlman and Wellhausen Obituaries


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