Wisconsin Genealogy Resources
Libraries and Archives
- ArCat - Catalog
of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives providing
information about manuscript and photograph collections, state
and local government records, and audio recordings, and to
manuscript collections belonging to the Wisconsin Historical
Society and the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.
Archival Resources in Wisconsin: Descriptive Finding Aids
presents archival finding aids prepared and contributed by the
following institutions: The University of Wisconsin Archives and
Records Management Service, University of Wisconsin Memorial
Library Department of Special Collections, Wisconsin Historical
Society, and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern
Family History Library Catalog - Wisconsin
LIBCAT: US-Wisconsin A directory of library resources on
LibDex - The Library Index - Wisconsin A worldwide
directory of links to library homepages and web-based OPACs
(Online Public Access Catalogs).
- As the North American history library for the University of
Wisconsin - Madison, the Wisconsin Historical Society Library
has its books, pamphlets, newspapers, government publications
and other published sources described in MadCat (the
- WISCAT - The Division
for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning has facilitated
resource sharing in Wisconsin for twenty years with the
production of a statewide union catalog of library holdings
called WISCAT. The current edition of WISCAT, one of the largest
physical statewide union catalogs in the country, contains 7
million titles and more than 32 million holdings from over 1200
contributing libraries. The catalog contains material in all
formats, including books, serials, video recordings, sound
recordings and other audiovisual formats.
Libraries and Archives
Academic Libraries in Wisconsin
American Geographical Society Library Milwaukee
Reference and research library devoted to the acquisition,
analysis, preservation, and retrieval of the literature of
geography, cartography, and related fields. Located at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Library.
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These finding aids describe unpublished primary resources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
Circus World Museum: Robert L. Parkinson Library and Research
Center - Baraboo, Wisconsin. Collections of paper,
photographic and sound materials relating to circus life.
Library - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay . Includes
Belgian-American Research Collection and
Local History and Genealogy
FamilySearch - Family History Centers in Wisconsin A list
of local LDS Family History Centers along with addresses and
hours of operation.
Library-Archives Wisconsin Historical Society
- Local History &
Genealogical Reading Room, Library of Congress
National Archives - Great Lakes Region
7358 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60629-5898
Phone: (773) 581-7816
Fax: (773) 353-1294
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
National Register of Historic Places
Newberry Library | Wisconsin Genealogy Bibliography
Ozaukee County Collections
PublicLibraries.com - Wisconsin
Repositories of Primary Sources: Wisconsin A list of links
to online resources from the Univ. of Idaho Library, Special
Collections and Archives.
- Ryan, Carol Ward. Searching for Your Wisconsin Ancestors
in the Wisconsin Libraries. 3rd ed. Madison, Wisconsin:
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, 2001.
- University of
Wisconsin Digital Collections
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Archives Genealogy.
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Genealogical Collections
Vesterheim Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library -
Wisconsin Family History Centers - A list of addresses,
phone numbers and hours of operation from the Genealogy Home
Historical Society: Genealogy.
Wisconsin Library and Library-related Web Sites
Wisconsin Public Libraries