Local History & Genealogy Resources

Check out the ever growing collection of local history resources available online 24/7. These full-text and image resources include census records, birth, marriage & death records, immigration and military records, directories, passenger lists, maps, postcards, city directories, local histories, newspaper articles, and more.

Featured Resources

In Library Use Only.  Access to a vast collection of Census records, birth, marriage & death records, immigration and military records, directories, passenger lists, and more.

Newspapers: Historic and Current

A collection of local, national, and international newspaper resources including Wisconsin Newspaper Archive, a collection of over 700 Wisconsin newspapers covering the years 1813 – 2017.

Local History Resources

The Recollection Wisconsin program brings together more than 200,000 historical resources from across the state and provides new opportunities to discover and share community history. A dozen InfoSoup libraries have contributed to this collection.

A large collection of genealogical and historical sources including unique primary sources, local, and family histories, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, cemetery records, city directories, military records and more.

Recollection Wisconsin

The following InfoSoup Libraries have collections that can be searched on Recollection Wisconsin and DPLA. You can also visit their collections directly from the following links:

Local & State Digital Collections

Local History Texts

More Statewide Resources

National Collections

Web Sites

A very small selection of the many thousands of web sites available to those interested in local history and genealogy.

Plat Maps and Atlases

Plat Maps & Atlases

Listing by county of land ownership maps from InfoSoup libraries that are available online via the U.W. Digital archives.

Brown County

Door County

Kewaunee County

Outagamie County

Shawano County

Atlases and plat books are available online from other counties in Wisconsin. You can browse Infosoup or search the U.W. Digital Collections.

Plat maps both old and new are also available in InfoSoup libraries. Search Real property – Wisconsin – and browse by county or do a keyword search for County/City name and Maps.

High School Yearbooks

High School Yearbooks

selection of High School Yearbooks from Algoma, Green Bay, Kewanee, Oconto, Oconto Falls, and Sturgeon Bay. Dates range from 1910 to 1926. Titles include:

  • The Okato (1922 – 1926)
  • The Bay Mist (1910, 1912, 1922)
  • The Aeroplane: commencement (1912)
  • The Aeroplane (1914 – 1921)
  • East High Aeroplane (1924 -1925)
  • The Flashes (1912 – 1925)
  • The Thistle (1908, 1913)
  • Gleanings of ’22 (1922, 1924)
  • The Crescent Beach Echoes (1909-1911, 1913, 1917, 1923)
  • The Bugler (1918, 1922)
  • Scroll of the Wolves (1929)
  • Lake Whispers (1915-1916, 1921-1925)

Marinette County High School Yearbooks. Titles includes:

  • Annual of Marinette High School (June, 1919)
  • Marinette High School “Annual” (1920)
  • Annual Marinette High School (1921)
  • Record MHS 1919 (1919)
  • Memories (1924)
  • The Etteniram: the annual year-book of Marinette High School (1922)
  • The M: the annual year book of Marinette High School (1923)

Scandinavia, Wisconsin Year Books