Welcome to our website. The St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society was formed 19 April 1979, as a chapter of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society. We are most interested in collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and biographical materials relating to areas associated with the St. Croix River Valley and in particular, areas in Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Wisconsin. The St. Croix River forms the boundary between Westcentral Wisconsin and Central Minnesota. River Falls is located just 35 miles east of St. Paul and is the meeting location for SCVGS.
This site was last updated on 8 October 2013.
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by Ninette Maine Lowater
Source: The Sun Newspaper, Spring Valley, Wisconsin: 27 March 1896
You have heard of fair Wisconsin, with her famous dells and lakes,
With her woods through whose dense shadows never ray of sunshine breaks,
Of her many flowing rivers, emerald edged and crystal-clear,
Of her mines of untold richness—did you ever chance to hear
Of Pierce County?
Tis a lovely spot, whose border Father Pepin’s water lave,
And it claims the wild Rush River and Eau Galle’s dancing wave;
It has many a peaceful valley, set in fields of golden grain;
Fair alike neath winter’s mantle or the summer’s gentle rain
Is Pierce County.
Nobel men and charming women gladly claim it as their home,
Looking back with love and longing tho’ afar their steps may roam;
And oft on Life’s croweded highway in some distant place or clime,
Hands are taken in warmest greeting when we hear the welcome—
“I’m from Pierce County.”
St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, an affiliate member of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, and was an active participant in the 1940 Census Community Indexing Project.