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Wood County Area Genealogy Links

This page provides links to resources directly related to researching your ancestors in Wood County, Wisconsin. If you find any missing or incorrect links or any other links that you feel should be included on these pages, please contact the webmaster.

HOWGS Research Room | Local Libraries | Local Government | GenWeb | Other Resources

HOWGS Research Room

You can research materials here that are maintained by the Heart O' Wisconsin Historical Society. Select one of the links below to begin your research.
  • Research Room

    • Wood County Cemetery Project

    • HOWGS maintains an index to all cemeteries in Wood County in the genealogy section of McMillan Library. Use this link to get more information about our cemetery project, or go directly to the Cemetery List.
    • Wood County Church Project

    • In the early 1980s, HOWGS sent a questionnaire to Wood County churches asking them to provide information on what types of records they have available. Use this link to get more information about our church project, or go directly to the Church List.
    • Wood County School Project

    • Available today is the index to a history of schools in Wood County in 1956. The School Project will be expanded to list schools found more recent than 1956. Use this link to see a more detailed explanation of the 1956 School List.

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Local Libraries

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Local Government

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Wood County GenWeb Project

The above link takes you directly to the Wood County, Wisconsin page of the USGenWeb Project. This project consists of groups of volunteers to set up genealogical research sites for individual counties of all 50 states. Click on the USGenWeb link for more information. You can start on there to begin research on other counties in other states. When this website was created there were numerous broken links in the Wood County GenWeb pages, so we added some direct links here for your convenience. Please do not report broken links within GenWeb to the HOWGS webmaster. You can select one of the links below to go directly to one of the Wood County GenWeb pages or you can click on the following link to search the GenWeb site (all of Wisconsin or only Wood County) for a specific Surname: Search USGenWeb.

This page has links to graduates from various Wood County schools including the following:

    • Assumption HS (1955-?) - Wisconsin Rapids

    • Howe High School (1875-1903) - Wisconsin Rapids

    • Lincoln High School (1909-?) - Wisconsin Rapids

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Other Organizations and Resources

These are other organizations that may be useful in researching genealogy in Wood County. Don't forget that Wood County was part of Portage County before 1856. Portage County also has many good genealogical resources that may be useful in your research. There are also links to several statewide resources that have databases which may include Wood County information.

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