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.
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.
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.
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.
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
95 volumes, including plat maps, city directories, local histories, building surveys and more. Part of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.
Local History Texts
Often referred to as Ryan’s History, this is a major resource for Outagamie County history. More information >>
More Statewide Resources
The Wisconsin Historical Society maintains an ever-growing collection of online resources. Their research portal lists the numerous databases, collections and online tools.
DPLA brings together digital collections from america’s libraries, archives, and museums. More information >>
A very small selection of the many thousands of web sites available to those interested in local history and genealogy.
Part of the USGenWeb project of volunteers working together to provide free websites for genealogical research in every county. To view counties in other states, go to the USGenWeb Project homepage. Visit Wisconsin GenWeb >>
Plat Maps & Atlases
Listing by county of land ownership maps from InfoSoup libraries that are available online via the U.W. Digital archives.
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
A 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)