Rock County, Wisconsin

How-To Essays (and other informative ramblings)

Essay #1 -- The County
Describes the basic geography of the county, and the difference between towns and townships in Wisconsin.

Essay #2 -- Cities and Villages

An alphabetically list of Rock County's cities and villages. Notes name changes, nicknames, extinct locales, etc., found at the WIGenWeb-Rock County site


Essay #3 -- Cemeteries

    A basic overview on how to get information about your ancestors burial.

Essay #4 -- Obituaries

    Where to find them, how to read them.

Essay #5 -- So, you think you've looked everywhere


Essay #6 -- The fine art of posting a query


Essay #7 -- Why Did They Come?

A brief essay on why your ancestors may have left their homeland and settled in Wisconsin (by William E. Enters).


Essay #8 -- Your Family Website


Essay #9 -- Getting the Most for Your Money

Dealing with commercial businesses, professional researchers and subscription websites.


Essay #10 -- Tombstone Symbolism


Essay #11 -- Average Life Expectancy Explained

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