Wisconsin Genealogy Resources
Newspapers and Periodicals
The Wisconsin Magazine of History, published in Madison by the Wisconsin Historical Society, is a quarterly publication with historical articles, book reviews, and listings of acquisitions of historical and genealogical material. There are published indexes to this periodical.
The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter, originally titled Wisconsin Families from 1940 to1941, is available quarterly to members or at subscribing libraries. The periodical contains pertinent state activities, queries, and recent publications acquired by the group. The majority of material is the publication of records from Wisconsin counties, including cemetery readings, church records, vital records, newspaper extractions, and other genealogically important items.
Various local and county genealogical and historical societies publish excellent newsletters helpful in research.
The major periodicals and magazines helpful for Wisconsin research include:
Finding: a quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin Jewish
Genealogical Society. 1990–. Published by the Society, c/o Penny
Deshur, 9280 N. Fairway Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53217; quarterly.
(FHL book 977.5 D25fa; computer number 616380.)
Freedom's Journal. Freedom's Journal provided
international, national, and regional information on current
events and contained editorials declaiming slavery, lynching,
and other injustices. The Journal also published biographies of
prominent African-Americans and listings of births, deaths, and
marriages in the African-American New York community.
Freedom's Journal circulated in 11 states, the District of
Columbia, Haiti, Europe, and Canada.
Canadian/Acadian Genealogists of Wisconsin Quarterly.
1987–. Published by the French Canadian Genealogists of
Wisconsin, P.O. Box 414, Hales Corners, WI 53130; Tel.
414-786-6408. Quarterly. (FHL 977.5 D25f; computer number
475611.) The quarterly includes lists of surnames being
researched by members.
- Gems of Genealogy. 1975–. Published by Bay Area
Genealogical Society; P.O. Box 283, Green Bay, WI 54305-0283;
bi-monthly. (FHL book 977.5 D25gg; computer number 251043.)
- Genealogical Gems. 1982–. Published by the Fox Valley
Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1592, Appleton, WI 54913-1592.
(FHL book 977.5 D25g; computer number 242200.)
- Index to the Wisconsin Magazine of History. Madison,
Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1934, 1946,
1955. Prepared by Lillian Krueger. (Vol. 1 includes September
1917-1932; Vol. 2 includes September 1932-June 1942; Vol. 3
includes September 1942-Summer 1952 (prepared by William
Converse Haygood); Vol. 4 includes Autumn 1942-Summer 1962; Vol.
5 includes Autumn 1962-Summer 1972 (prepared by The Editors with
assistance of Barry Christopher Noonan); Vol. 6 includes Autumn
1972-Summer 1982; Vol. 7 includes Autumn 1982-Summer 1992).
- Korzenie/Roots/Polish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin.
1989–. Published by the Society, P.O. Box 342341, Milwaukee, WI
53234-2341; semi-annual. (FHL book 977.5 D25k; computer number
- La Crosse Area Genealogical Quarterly. 1974–.
Published by the La Crosse Area Genealogical Society, P.O. Box
1782, La Crosse, WI 54602-1782. (FHL book 977.571 D25L; computer
MCGS Reporter. 1969–. Published by the Milwaukee County
Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 27326, Milwaukee, WI
53227-0326. (FHL book 977.594 D25mc; computer number 222826.)
- Newsletter / Wisconsin State Genealogical Society.
[Milwaukee] : Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, v. ; 27 cm.
- Oehlerts, Donald E., compiler. Guide to Wisconsin
Newspapers, 1833-1957. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical
Society of Wisconsin, 1958.
- Wisconsin Families; Quarterly of the Wisconsin
Genealogical Society. 1940–41. Published by the Wisconsin
Genealogical Society. (FHL book 977.5 D25w; film 873820 item 2;
computer number 27264.)
Magazine of History - Wisconsin Historical Society,
Madison, Wis.: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1917–.
(FHL book 977.5 B2w; computer number 223558.) The Family History
Library has indexes for volumes 1–75 which cover the issues to
1991. Microfilms of this magazine are available from University
Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Wisconsin Magazine Of History Archives. Search here
to find more than 2,000 feature articles totaling over 35,000
pages, exactly as they originally appeared in the Wisconsin
Magazine of History. The entire archive of previous issues,
back to 1917, has been made available online in 2007.
- Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter.
1954–. Published by the Society,
Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, PO Box 5106, Madison,
firstname.lastname@example.org. (FHL book 977.5 B2n; computer number
41261.) There is a cumulative index to 1963. A quarterly
publication featuring news and articles on the Society and
- Wisconsin Then and Now/State Historical Society of
Wisconsin. 1954–1979. Published by the Society, Madison, WI;
quarterly. (FHL book 977.5 B2wt; computer number 584012.) A
monthly pamphlet featuring articles about Wisconsin.
- Wood, Kenneth, compiler. Guide to Wisconsin Newspapers, 1957-2005. Marshfield, Wisconsin: Marshfield Public Library, 2005.