Buffalo County Historical Society
The Buffalo County Historical Society has copies of the National Archives’ microfilmed census records for the following years and counties. The 1940 census records should be available in 2012, as federal law requires a 72 year delay in releasing the census recordds to the public. Watch our site for news when that film will be ordered!
1840: Contains all Wisconsin counties existing at that time, including Crawford County, which contained the present area of Buffalo County.
1850: (2 rolls) First roll contains 12 pages of Calumet County followed by Chippewa County, which contained the present area of Buffalo County lying north and west of the Buffalo River. Second roll contains Dane and Crawford counties. Crawford contains the area of Buffalo County lying south and east of the Buffalo River.
1860: Contains 10 pages of Brown County, all of Buffalo County, and part of Calumet County.
1870: Contains Buffalo, Burnett, and Calumet Counties.
1880: Contains 10 pages of Bayfield County, all of Buffalo, and Burnett Counties.
1890: The regular census records were destroyed by fire. The film we have contains special schedules enumerating Union veterans and widows of Union veterans of the Civil War including Buffalo County.
1900: Contains 10 pages of Brown County, all of Buffalo County and Burnett County.
1910: Contains Buffalo County.
1920: Contains 15 pages of Adams County, all of Ashland and Buffalo Counties.
1930: Contains Buffalo County.