...to the Trempealeau County WIGenWeb Project! Within these pages you will find many of the items that have been shared here since the beginning of this web site way back in October 2000. All pages have been revamped to a new look...one that is hoped to be pleasing to the eye, yet providing ease of use, as well as easy reading that is necessary after long hours of internet research. Basic categorical links can be found on the top and left side of every page within this web site which will lead you to more distinct information. Be sure to check our "databases" for materials that may be helpful to your research. Trempealeau County is rich in historical collections that have been published over many years. Many of these "histories" have (or will be) provided here for you to peruse. Also take advantage of the various "interactive tools" (aka "Tools") that are available. These tools may also put you in touch with others who are also researching your family. There are extensive materials to be found in our "archives," as well as many illustrations of Trempealeau County life in our "photo album." You will find our "search" engine link at the top of every page to help you quickly pinpoint the materials you are in need of. And if you are interested in the new additions that have been made to the web site, check the "what's new" link, also located at the top of every page. There are plans to add more items in the future. So come back often and browse the pages within this site. It is hoped you will find many useful items to aid in your personal family research.
Trempealeau County, Wisconsin has been described as "a region of lovely valleys and wooded hills." It seemed to some of the pioneers who first settled here to be a "Garden of Eden." So much so, in fact, that a book titled as such was written by Rev. D. O. Van Slyke of Galesville in 1886, stating that it was "Found at last: the veritable Garden of Eden, or a place that answers the Bible description of that notable spot better than anything yet discovered." Further early descriptions of the county include, "charmed with wild grandeur," and "undeveloped lavish wealth." The undulating plains or prairies, the precipitous bluffs and ridges, the deeply cut valleys and coulees, give to Trempealeau County an unusual picturesqueness. Trempealeau County is, indeed, a beautiful area with unique features not to be found elsewhere.
The people of Trempealeau County take pride in the prevalence of the twin traits of generosity and hospitality. The frontier times of Trempealeau County were considered to be a contributing factor to the development of fine human beings, people with confidence in themselves. People are described as being well endowed with energy and perseverance. They are said to have "health, long life, purpose in living, the quickening of mental faculties." All of these characteristics, along with the variety of experience, compensated for the deprivation and rough going that these hardy people had to face. The pioneer found life more worth living than his fellows who stayed in the East. This quality of character is evidenced in many of the historical articles and biographies that you will find within the pages of this web site. You are invited to come and explore our past and its people via this web site.
This web site is based on volunteerism and is affiliated with the USGenWeb and the WIGenWeb (see the "about us" link to learn more!). The intent in coordinating this web site is to put as many resources online as possible for you to discover for yourself. Therefore, it is hoped that this web site will become a tool that will be helpful to your Trempealeau Co. research. If you need further assistance with your research within Trempealeau Co., please see our "Addresses" page as well as our "Lookups" page (both found under the "Interactive Tools" link).
Please note that the coordinator of this web site does not reside in Trempealeau County, and therefore is unable to do research for you.
The WIGenWeb Project logo was designed and provided by Debbie Barrett.
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