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Jackson County land records, dating from 1854 to 1946, are now available at the Black River Falls Public Library History Room. Originally filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 1985, the microfilms include maps and name indexes of both grantor and grantee with reference to legal descriptions.

The films were purchased from the Family History Library at Salt Lake City, Utah, with permission from Jackson County Register of Deeds, Shari Marg, custodian of the records.The purchase was made possible through a grant awarded to the History Room by the Lunda Charitable Trust.

“Not only are these land records of great value to those doing family genealogy, they are also a wealth of information for those individuals or groups doing community histories and researching land and business ownerships.” -Mary I. Woods, Library Historian


Have you had continuous family ownership of a property in the state of Wisconsin for the past 150 or 100 years? Apply for a Century Family Certificate offered by the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society. Contact Mary Woods for more information: 715-284-4112 \

jackson county land records map

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The microfilms of land records from 1854-1946 are available online from the Family Search website. You will need to create a username and password in order to access the indexes. To use this free site:

  • Go to: Family Search
  • Go to: Search
  • Select: Catalog
  • Select: Search by Author
  • Type: Register of Deeds, Jackson County, Wisconsin and then Search
  • Select: Jackson County (Wisconsin). Register of Deeds (2)
  • Select: Deed records, 1854-1946.

You will now see the index for the records (Film/Digital Notes). The first four are the general indexes for Grantor (seller) and Grantee (buyer). They are in alphabetical order. You can find in what volume and page the transaction is recorded. When you select a film, hit Format.

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