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Bibliography

  • Aikens, Andrew J. Men of Progress, Wisconsin: A Selected List of Biographical Sketches and Portraits of the Leaders in Business, Professional and Official Life, Together with Short Notes on the History and Character of Wisconsin. Milwaukee: Evening Wisconsin Co., 1897.
     
  • Alderson, Jo Bartles. Wisconsin's Early French. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1998.

  • Archival Resources in Wisconsin: Descriptive Finding Aids. Presents archival finding aids describing collections held at 19 repositories throughout Wisconsin. These finding aids describe unpublished primary resources held by the above institutions, and in some cases resources held by other institutions. They serve as a searchable access point to the archival holdings described. Archival holdings can include a variety of materials such as correspondence, diaries, maps, government records, film, photographs, and audio recordings.
     
  • Atlases of Historical County Boundaries. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1997.
     
  • Basurto, Elia, Doris P. Slesinger, and Eleanor Cautley. Hispanics in Wisconsin, 1980.
     
  • Bennett, Pansy S. History of Methodism in Wisconsin. Cincinnati: Cranston & Stowe, 1890.
     
  • Bieder, Robert E. Native American Communities in Wisconsin, 1600-1960, 1995.
     
  • Blake, William.  Cross and Flame in Wisconsin. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin: Commission on Archives and History, 1973.
     
  • Buenker, John D. The Progressive Era, 1893-1914. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society History of Wisconsin Series - vol. 4.
     
  • Books We Own - Wisconsin Lookup Resources - WIGenWeb
     
  • Catholic Church in Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Catholic Historical Publishing Co., 1896. An illustrated history of every Catholic Church in the state along with accounts of the early pastors, founding members and buildings. Arranged by Dioceses. Indexed by churches and priests.
     
  • Chapin, John E. Early Presbyterianism in Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1900. Contains documents relating to the Stockbridge Mission 1825-1848. These documents are also part of volume 15 of the Wisconsin series Collections.
     
  • Collins, Charles W. An Atlas of Wisconsin. 2nd edition. Madison, Wisconsin: American Printing and Publishing, 1972.
     
  • Compilation of pedigree charts from the Sheboygan County, Wisconsin sesquicentennial. Sheboygan Falls, Wis. (518 Water St., Sheboygan Falls 53085) : Sheboygan County Genealogical Society, [1990] x, 278 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
     
  • Conzen, Kathleen N. Immigrant Milwaukee, 1836-1960: Accommodation and Community in a Frontier City, 1976.
     
  • Cooper, Zachary. Black Settlers in Rural Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1997.
     
  • Cote, Richard N. and Cote, Carol. Genealogists Guide to Calumet County, Wisconsin. Manitowoc, Wisconsin: R.N. Cote Genealogical Publications, 1977.
     
  • Cote, Richard N. and Cote, Carol. Genealogists Guide to Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. 2nd edition. Manitowoc, Wisconsin: R.N. Cote Genealogical Publications, 1978.
     
  • Cote, Richard N. and Cote, Carol. Genealogists Guide to Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. 2nd edition. Manitowoc, Wisconsin: R.N. Cote Genealogical Publications, 1978.
     
  • County Histories of the Old Northwest. Series 1: Wisconsin. (Microfilm) 44 reels. New Haven, Connecticut: Research Publications, n.d.
     
  • Current, Richard Nelson. "A German State?" in Wisconsin: A Bicentennial History. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1977.
     
  • Current, Richard Nelson. Exploration to Statehood.  Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society History of Wisconsin Series - vol. 2.
     
  • Danky, James P. Genealogical Research: An Introduction to the Resources of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986.
     
  • Danky, James P. Newspapers in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin: A Bibliography with Holdings. 2 volumes. New York: Norman Ross, 1994.
     
  • Davidson, John Nelson. Negro Slavery in Wisconsin and the Underground Railroad. No. 18. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Parkman Club Publications, 1897.
     
  • DeBoer, Gordon. Wisconsin, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1997.
     
  • Delgado, David J., compiler & editor. Guide to Wisconsin State Archives. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1966.
     
  • DeLorme Mapping Company. Wisconsin Atlas & Gazetteer. Freeport, Me: DeLorme Mapping Co., 1988.
     
  • Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, compiler. Sketches of Wisconsin Pioneer Women. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin: W.D. Hoard, n.d.
     
  • Dexter, Frank N. A Hundred Years of Congregational History in Wisconsin. Volume 1. Wisconsin Congregational Conference, 1933. History of the church with biographies of the first pastors. Indexed.
     
  • Dictionary of Wisconsin Biography. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1960.
      
  • Dictionary of Wisconsin History. This Dictionary explains more than 8,000 terms (people, places, things, and events) used in writings about Wisconsin history.
     
  • Draper, Lyman Copeland, and Reuben Gold Thwaites, eds. Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: The Society,1855- (twenty-one volumes, with the last being an every-volume index). The scope of the volumes covers every aspect of Wisconsin's creation, from official documents, census enumeration, and the very earliest baptism and marriage records at Mackinac.
     
  • Draper, Lyman Copeland. Draper Manuscript Collection. Chicago: Filmed by the University of Chicago Library, [197?], 147 microfilm rolls.
     
  • Fapso, Richard J. Norwegians in Wisconsin, 1982.
     
  • Fleckner, John A., editor. Guide to Historical Resources in Milwaukee Area Archives. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Area Archives Group, 1976.
     
  • Folkman, Daniel B. and Avelardo Valdez. A Survey of Wisconsin's Migrant Population, 1974
     
  • Fox, Michael J., compiler. Maps and Atlases Showing Land Ownership in Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1978.
     
  • Gard, Robert E. and L.G. Sorden, The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names, 1968. Reprint, Minocqua, Wisconsin: Heartland Press, 1988.
     
  • Glad, Paul W. War, a New Era and Depression, 1914-1940. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society History of Wisconsin Series, vol. 5.
     
  • Gleason, Margaret. Printed Resources for Genealogical Searching in Wisconsin: A Selective Bibliography.  Detroit: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1964. A bibliographic list of general works, biographical resources, census and Historical Record Survey in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Lists some sources for each county.
     
  • Gregerson, Merle Winton, 1923- 220-year history, 1778 to 1998, "Nattestad" Norway settlements established in Faeroe Islands and Rock County, Wisconsin in 1778 and 1838 / by Merle W. Gregerson. Onalaska, WI : [M.W. Gregerson], 1998. [10] p. : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
     
  • Gregory, John Goadby. Southeastern Wisconsin: A History of Old Milwaukee County. 4 volumes. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1932.
     
  • Gregory, John Goadby. Southwestern Wisconsin: A History of Old Crawford County, 4 volumes. Chicago: S.J. Clark Pub. Co., 1932.
     
  • Gregory, John Goadby. West Central Wisconsin: A History of "Old Carver Tract". (Chippewa County) 4 volumes. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1932.
     
  • Gregory, John Goadby.  Wisconsin's Gold Star List: Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Nurses from the Badger State Who Died in the Federal Service during the World War. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1925.
     
  • Guide to the Manuscripts of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1944.
     
  • Hale, Frederick, Danes in Wisconsin. Revised and expanded edition. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2005.
     
  • Hale, Frederick. Swedes in Wisconsin, 1983.
     
  • Hale, Frederick. The Swiss in Wisconsin, 1984.
     
  • Hansen, James L. on Wisconsin in vol. 2 of  Genealogical Research: Methods and Sources,  edited by Kenn Stryker-Rodda. Washington, D.C.: American Society of Genealogists, 1983.
     
  • Heckman, John. Brethren in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin. Elgin, Illinois: Brethren Publishing House, 1941.
     
  • Henning, Harry H. The Catholic Church in Wisconsin: A History of the Catholic Church in Wisconsin from the Earliest Time to the Present Day Including an Account of the First Churches, Organization of Parishes, Diocese and Archdiocese, Statement of Present Condition of the Church; Illustrated by Portraits of Archbishop, Bishops, Priests, Prominent Laymen and Pictures of Churches, Educational and Other Religious Institutions. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Catholic Historical Publishing Co., 1895-1898.
     
  • Herrick Linda M. & Uncapher, Wendy K. Cemetery Locations in Wisconsin. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins, 1998.
     
  • Herrick, Linda M. Wisconsin Genealogical Research. 2d edition. Janesville, Wis.: Origins, 1998.
     
  • Historical Atlas of Wisconsin: embracing complete state and county maps, city & village plats, together with separate state and county histories ... Milwaukee: Snyder, Van Vechten & Co., 1878.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin.  A Directory of Catholic Churches in Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1942. Denotes dioceses, maps and first pastors. Gives founding dates of each church with a short history. Includes bibliography. Indexed by name of the church and location.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Historical Records Survey, 1941.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Records Survey, 1942.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Guide to Public Vital Statistics Records. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1941. Explains laws concerning birth, marriage and death records. Lists vital records held throughout the state. Alphabetical by county, then city, town and village.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Inventory of Church Archives of Wisconsin. Assemblies of God. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1942
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Inventory of Church Archives of Wisconsin. Church of Nazarene. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1941.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Inventory of Church Archives of Wisconsin. Disciples of Christ. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1942.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Inventory of Church Archives of Wisconsin. History of the Southern Wisconsin District of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri and other States. . Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1941.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Inventory of Church Archives of Wisconsin. Jewish Congregations. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1942.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Inventory of Church Archives of Wisconsin. Moravian Church. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1938.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Inventory of Church Archives of Wisconsin. Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. Diocese of Eau Claire. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1942.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Inventory of Church Archives of Wisconsin. Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. Diocese of Fond du Lac. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1942.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Inventory of Church Archives of Wisconsin. Roman Catholic Church, Diocese of La Crosse.  Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1942.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Inventory of Church Archives of Wisconsin. United Brethren in Christ. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1942.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin.  Inventory of County Archives. 26 volumes. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1939-1942. Includes information pertaining to each county in separate volumes. Volumes include general information, county offices and their records and a bibliography. Indexed chronologically and by subject. Volumes 1-3 based on county government in Wisconsin. Volumes 4-26 individually on the counties of Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Marathon, Monroe, Oneida, Pepin, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Shawano, Sheboygan, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon and Waushara. World War II stopped the production of the complete set.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Origin and Legislative History of County Boundaries. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1942. Individual county boundary descriptions with outline maps, list of laws affecting county boundaries and a bibliography.
     
  • Historical Records Survey. Wisconsin. Outline of Vital Statistics Laws of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: Work Projects Administration, 1941. Featuring Pepin County, the source includes an historical sketch, an explanation of county offices and their records. Indexed chronologically and by subject. Includes a bibliography.
     
  • History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of its Settlement, Growth, Development Resources; an Extensive Sketch of its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvement, Industries, Manufactories; Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers; Views of County Seats, etc. Chicago, Illinois: Western Historical, 1881.
     
  • History of Wisconsin. Vols 1-6. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society, 1973-1988.
     
  • Holubetz, Sylvia Hall. Farewell to the Homeland: European Immigration to N.E. Wisconsin, 1840-1900. 1984.
     
  • Homes, Fred L. Old World Wisconsin, 2nd ed. 1990.
     
  • Hunt, John Warren. Wisconsin Gazetteer Containing Names, Locations and Advantages of the Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Offices and Settlements on the State of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: Beriah Brown, 1853.
     
  • Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin Containing Maps of Every County in the State with Many Villages and City Plats. Chicago, Illinois: H.P. Page, 1881.
     
  • Index to the Wisconsin Magazine of History. 7 volumes. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1934, 1946, 1955, 1973, 1985.

  • Jensen, Joan M. Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2006.
     
  • Knipping, Mark. Finns in Wisconsin, 1977.
     
  • Kolehmainen, John I. and George W. Hill. Haven in the Woods: The Story of the Finns in Wisconsin, 1965.
     
  • Lareau, Paul J. and Elmer Courteau. French-Canadian Families of the North Central States: A Genealogical Dictionary. 8 volumes. St. Paul, Minnesota: Northwest Territory French and Canadian Heritage Institute, 1980.
     
  • List of Soldiers of the War of 1812 Living in Wisconsin before 1883. Washington, D.C.:; National Society of U.S. Daughters of 1812, 1918.
     
  • Long, John H., editor. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, Wisconsin. New York: Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1997.
     
  • Lowe, Patty.  Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2001.
     
  • Lurie, Nancy Oestreich.  Wisconsin Indians. Revised. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 2002. Contains a helpful bibliography.
     
  • Mason, Carol I. Introduction to Wisconsin Indians: Prehistory to Statehood. Salem, Wisconsin: Sheffield Publishing, 1988.
     
  • Maule Elizabeth. Bird's Eye View of Wisconsin Communities, Madison, Wisconsin, 1977.
     
  • McDonald, Grace. A History of the Irish in Wisconsin in the Nineteenth Century, 1976.
     
  • Moertl, Frank.  Wisconsin, Its Territorial and Statehood Post Offices. Hartland, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Postal History Society, 1995.
     
  • Moranz, John. Men of Achievement in Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: John Moranz Associates, 1946.
     
  • Nauen, Lindsay B., editor. Guide to the Wisconsin Jewish Archives at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1974.
     
  • Nelke, David I.  Columbian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery.... Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1895.
     
  • Nennett, Pansey S.F. History of Methodism in Wisconsin. Cincinnati: Cranston & Stowe, 1980.
     
  • Nesbit, Robert C. Urbanization and Industrialization, 1873-1893. Madison:  Wisconsin Historical Society History of Wisconsin Series - vol. 3.
     
  • Nesbit, Robert C. Wisconsin: A History. 2nd edition. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, University of Wisconsin Press, 1989. A concise one-volume history.
     
  • Noonan, Barry Christopher. Index to Green Bay Newspapers, 1833-1840. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Historical Society, 1987.
     
  • Notable Men of Wisconsin. Tucson, Arizona: W.C. Cox Co., 1974.
     
  • Oehlerts, Donald E. Guide to Wisconsin Newspapers, 1833-1957. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1958.
     
  • Patterson, 
  • Oehlerts, Donald E. Guide to Wisconsin Newspapers, 1833-1957. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1958.
     
  • Patterson, Betty. Some Pioneer Families of Wisconsin: An Index. Madison, Wisconsin: State Genealogical Society, 1977.
     
  • Paul, William G. Wisconsin's Civil War Archives. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1965.
     
  • Peck, George. Wisconsin Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions and Persons arranged in Cyclopedic Form. Madison, Wisconsin: Western Historical Association, 1906.
     
  • Quaife, Milo Milton.  Wisconsin: Its History and Its People, 1634-1924. 4 vols. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1924.
     
  • Rafert, Stewart. "American-Indian Genealogical Research in the Midwest: Resources and Perspectives," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 76 (September 1988) : 212-24.
     
  • Reed, Parker McCobb. The Bench and Bar of Wisconsin: History and Biography. Milwaukee: P.M. Reed, 1882.
     
  • Rentmeester, Jeanne and Les Rentmeester, The Flemish in Wisconsin. [Melbourne, Florida]: L & J Rentmeester, 1985.
     
  • Rentmeester, Jeanne and Les Rentmeester, The Wisconsin Creoles. [Melbourne, Florida]: L & J Rentmeester,1987.
     
  • Rentmeester, Les. The Wisconsin Fur-Trade People. [Melbourne, Florida]: L & J Rentmeester, 1991.
     
  • Rippley, La Vern J. The Immigrant Experience in Wisconsin. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1985.
     
  • Robinson, Arthur, and Jerry B. Culver. Atlas of Wisconsin: General Maps and Gazetteers. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1974.
     
  • Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. 2 vol. Madison, Wisconsin: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886.
     
  • Rummel, Leo. History of the Catholic Church in Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Council, Knights of Columbus, 1976.
     
  • Russell, Donna Valley, editor. Michigan Census 1710-1830. Detroit, Michigan: Detroit Society of Genealogical Research, 1982.
     
  • Ryan, Carol Ward. Searching for Your Wisconsin Ancestors in the Wisconsin Libraries. 3rd ed. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, 2001.
     
  • Sachtjen, Maude.  Immigration to Wisconsin: A Thesis. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1928.
     
  • Schlinkert, Leroy. Subject Bibliography of Wisconsin History. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1947. A bibliographic list of holdings of the State Historical Society divided into different subject areas.
     
  • Shereck, William J., compiler. A Bibliography on the History of Brown County. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1971.
     
  • Shereck, William J., compiler. A Bibliography on the History of Dane County. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society, 1969.
     
  • Shereck, William J., compiler.  A Bibliography on the History of Dodge County. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society, 1972.
     
  • Shereck, William J., compiler.  A Bibliography on the History of Jefferson County. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society, 1975.
     
  • Slesinger, Doris P. and Pelar A. Parra. Blacks in Wisconsin: A 1980 Chartbook. 1988.
     
  • Smith, Alice E. From Exploration to Statehood. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society History of Wisconsin Series - vol. 1.
     
  • Smith, Alice E., ed. Guide to the Manuscripts of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1944, 1957.
     
  • Snyder, Van Vechten & Co. Historical Atlas of Wisconsin.  Janesville, Wis.: Origins, 1995. This is a reprint of the 1878 publication and contains useful maps for each county.
     
  • Soldiers' and Citizens' Album of Biographical Record (of Wisconsin): Containing Personal Sketches of Army Men and Citizens Prominent in Loyalty of the Union: Also a Chronological and Statistical History of the Civil War and a History of the Grand Army of the Republic: With Portraits of Soldiers and Prominent Citizens. 2 vols. Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1993. 19 microfiche.
     
  • Some Pioneer Families of Wisconsin: An Index. 2 volumes. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin. A bicentennial project of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin to index pioneer families arriving by 1850.
     
  • Stark, William F. Ghost Towns of Wisconsin. Sheboygan, Wisconsin: Zimmermann Press, 1977.
     
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Annotated Catalogue of Newspaper Files of the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Madison: Wisconsin State Historical Society, 1911.
     
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Collections. 31 volumes. Madison, Wisconsin: The Society, 1854-1931. Includes a variety of materials from the early acquisitions of the Society. Biographical sketches, census information, settlements, church records, war information, etc. Volumes 1-20 are indexed in Vol. 21. Volumes 22-31 each contain just one series of records such as a journal or a convention, and are indexed individually.
     
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin.  Subject Catalog of the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. 23 volumes. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing, 1971. These volumes contain an actual copy of the subject card file for this library.
     
  • The Story Of Wisconsin, 1634-1848, submitted by Tina Vickery.
     
  • Sturtevant, William C. ed. Handbook of North American Indians, vol 15. "The Northeast." Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1978-1998.
     
  • The Territorial Papers of the United States: the Territory of Wisconsin, 1836-1848: a Microfilm Supplement. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1959. - On 122 FHL films beginning with 1601731. Has a few court records for 1836-1848; Bureau of Indian Affairs records 1836-1848; appointments of postmasters 1836-1848; maps 1836-1848; records of lighthouses and customs, and many other governmental records.
     
  • Thompson, William F. Continuity and Change, 1940-1965. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society History of Wisconsin Series, vol. 6.
     
  • Thwaites, Reuben Gold. Stories of the Badger State.
     
  • Trotter, Joe William. Black Milwaukee: The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915-45. 1985.
     
  • Tuttle, Charles Richard.  An Illustrated History of the State of Wisconsin, 1875.
     
  • Tuttle, Charles Richard. An Illustrated History of the State of Wisconsin: Being a Complete Civil, Political, and Military History of the State, from its First Exploration Down to 1875. Boston: B.B. Russell, 1875.
     
  • Uncapher, Wendy Z. & Herrick, Linda Z., compilers. Wisconsin, Its Counties, Townships & Villages. Janesville, Wisconsin: Origins, 1994.
     
  • United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait: Gallery of Eminent and Self-made Men: Wisconsin Volume. Chicago: American Biographical Pub., 1877.
     
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Guide to Archives and Manuscripts in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Area Research Center. Rev. ed. Green Bay, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Area Research Center, 1992.
     
  • Usher, Ellis B. Wisconsin: Its Story and Biography, 1848-1913. 8 volumes. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1914. Volumes 1-3 give the history of Wisconsin. Volumes 4-8 have biographical sketches of prominent people. Indexed in Volume 1.
     
  • Walling Henry Francis. Atlas of the State of Wisconsin Including Statistics and Descriptions of its History, Educational Institutions, Geology and Railroads.  Boston, Massachusetts: Walling, Tackabury, 1876.
     
  • Ward Maps of United States Cities. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1975?
     
  • Waterstreet, Darlene E. Biography Index to the Wisconsin Blue Books. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Badger Infosearch, 1974. Supplement, 1974-85, 1986. Alphabetical list of the names of anyone having served in the Wisconsin Legislature during the period covered. Sketches then can be checked in the Blue Books. These biographies often give the place of birth as well as other family information. Many ordinary citizens were elected to represent their community.
     
  • Who's Who in Wisconsin, A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Men and Women of the Commonwealth. Chicago: Larkin, Roosevelt and Larkin, 1947.
     
  • Wilcox, Pearl. Regathering of the Scattered Saints in Wisconsin and Illinois. Independence, Missouri: P. Wilcox, 1984.
     
  • Wilson, Victoria. Genealogist's Guide to ... Grawn, Michigan: Kinseeker Publications, 1987. (to east central Wisconsin; to northeastern Wisconsin; to northwestern Wisconsin; to southeastern Wisconsin; to southwestern Wisconsin; and to west central Wisconsin. Include vital records locations, libraries, genealogical societies, historical societies and museums, newspapers, and books and pamphlets for each county in the region).
     
  • Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office. Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion 1861-1865. 2 volumes. Madison, Wisconsin: Democratic Printing, 1886.
     
  • Wisconsin. Adjutant General's Office. Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion 1861-1865. Madison, Wisconsin: Democratic Printing, 1914.
     
  • Wisconsin Domesday Book: Town Studies. Publications of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Minasha, Wisconsin: George Santa Publishing Co., 1924.
     
  • Wisconsin Geographic Names. 2 volumes. Reston, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey, 1981.
     
  • Wisconsin Men of Achievement. Bicentennial Edition. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Hooper Publishing, 1975.
     
  • Wisconsin Necrology. 8 reels. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1846-1958.
     
  • Wisconsin Necrology Index. 4 volumes Ashland, Wisconsin: Northwest Library System, n.d. An index to the Wisconsin Necrology, which is a collection of obituaries, compiled by the State Historical Society. Index Vol. 1 includes 1846-1919; Vol. 2 includes 1921-1932; Vol. 3 includes 1932-1941; and Vol. 4 includes 1941-1944. Each volume is divided into sections covering a short number of years. This requires the checking of several sections in each volume.
     
  • Wisconsin Research Outline. Series US-States, no. 49. Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 1988.
     
  • Wisconsin Soldiers in the World War 1939- . obituaries and notices. 3 volumes. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1941-43.
     
  • Wisconsin. State Historical Society. Guide to Archives and Manuscripts in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Area Research Center. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1990.
     
  • "Wisconsin Troops in the Spanish War 1898." The Sentinel Almanac and Book of Facts 1899. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The Sentinel Co., 1899.
     
  • Wisconsin's Past and Present: A Historical Atlas / The Wisconsin Cartographers' Guide. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998.

  • Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Wisconsin. Wisconsin: A Guide to the Badger State. New York: Duell, Sloane and Pearce, 1941.

  • Wyman, Walker Demarquis. Wisconsin Folklore. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin--Extension, Dept. of Arts Development, 1979.
     
  • Yearbook of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1989- .
     
  • Zaniewski, Kazimierz L. "Rachial and Ethnic Minorities: A Comparative Analysis,"  Wisconsin Geographer 11 (1996)

     
  • Zaniewski, Kazimierz L. "Rachial and Ethnic Minorities: A Comparative Analysis,"  Wisconsin Geographer 11 (1996) 26-46.
     
  • Zaniewski, Kazimierz J. and Carol J. Rosen. The Atlas of Ethnic Diversity in Wisconsin, 1998.
     
  • Zeitlin, Richard H. Germans in Wisconsin