Libraries (Buffalo County)

Alma Public Library

312 N. Main St.
Alma, WI 54610
Phone: (608) 685-3823
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 a.m.—7:00 p.m.

Resources Available

Books & Other Published Materials

Just People of the Friendly Valley (lower Chippewa Valley)

Herold History: Jacob Herold's Descendants (1995)

A Commemorative History of the Buffalo County Fair, 1872-1982

Romance of Wisconsin Place Names

County Histories & Biographical Sketches

History of Buffalo & Pepin Counties (1919)

History of Buffalo County (1888)

Buffalo County Pictorial History (1993)

Alma on the Mississippi, 1848-1932 (and 1999 edition)

History of Nelson Village (1961)

Images of America: Wabasha County, MN

Local Newspapers published in Buffalo County

Alma: Buffalo County Journal (current three months only)

Cochrane: Cochrane-Fountain City Recorder (current three months only)

Earlier editions of the Buffalo County Journal (1864-present) can be obtained from the Cochrane Reporter office:

Cochrane-Fountain City Recorder, 104 E. 5th St., Cochrane, WI 54622 (608) 248-2451.

Must call for an appointment!

Plat maps and books

Buffalo County: 1914, 1920

Historical Atlas of Wisconsin (1878)


Alma High School: Riverman (1960-present)

Cochrane-Fountain City High School: Pirateer (2000-present)

Mondovi Public Library

146 Hudson St.
Mondovi, WI 54755
Phone: (715) 926-4403

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Special Collections & Area Research Center

McIntyre Library
Special Collections & Area Research Center
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 4004
Location: 105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(715) 836-2739
Web Address:

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., Sunday (during fall and spring semesters) 1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Call ahead to confirm hours during semester breaks.

UW-Eau Claire ARC covers the territory of Buffalo County, Wisconsin, as well as Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Rusk & Taylor Counties, Wisconsin

Resources Available

Cemetery Indexes (Buffalo County)

A guide is available to the church and cemetery records held by the university


Federal Census: Buffalo County (1850-1930)

Wisconsin State Census (1875-1905)

County Histories & Biographical Sketches

Consult the library catalog

Local Newspapers

Alma: Buffalo County Journal (1912-1914)

Manuscripts & Public Records Collections

Search Arcat for manuscript & public records for collections related to any manuscript or public record collection.


Agricultural & dairy statistics, 1874-1905 (Buffalo Series 11)

Annual enumeration of farm statistics by assessors, 1924-1960

Board of Supervisors' Records

Printed proceedings of the County Board of Supervisors, 1899-1969 (Buffalo Series 1)

Probate case files and indexes, 1854-1901 (Buffalo Series 15)

Supervisor of Assessments' annual statistical reports, 1913-1979 (Buffalo Series 2)

Land Records

Deeds and indexes, 1854-1964

Land sale and homestead records, 1856-1890 (Buffalo Series 14)

Naturalization Records

Naturalization records, 1853-1950 (Buffalo Series 17)

School Records

Glencoe School District 1: records, 1892-1898 (Buffalo Small Series 3)

Glencoe School District 1: treasurer's book, 1867-1952 (Buffalo Small Series 4)

Montana School District 5: Hansen school records, 1923-1955 (Buffalo Small Series 5)

Tax, Income & Property Assessment

Assessment records, 1855-1906 (Buffalo Series 13)

Assessment rolls, 1858-1865 (Buffalo Series 7)

Income tax assessment roll, 1915-1928 (Buffalo Series 6)

Income tax rolls, 1928-1933 (Buffalo Series 4)

Tax rolls, 1856-1870 (Buffalo Series 8)

Tax sale books, 1857-1885 (Buffalo Series 12)


Annual directories of public officials, 1975-present (Buffalo Series 3)

County court calendars, 1900-1915 (Buffalo Small Series 2)

Dance hall & marriage license records, 1937-1945 (Buffalo Series 10)

Plat Maps & Atlases

Consult with staff for items available

Vital Records Indexes

Index to pre-1907 Wisconsin Births, Marriages & Deaths (microfiche)

UW-Eau Claire also has the actual registers/certificates for Buffalo County that go with this index on microfilm