Local History & Genealogy

USGenWeb Project

Links to state genealogy websites and helpful information for researchers such as caring for, repairing and preserving old documents, books and photographs.

U.S. National Archives (NARA)

Resources for the genealogist from U.S. National Archives, which oversees the management of all federal records.

General Land Office Records

More than two million images of land patent records from 1820-1908.

Where to Write for Vital Records

How to obtain birth, death, marriage and divorce records from each state.

Social Security Death Index via Family Search (SSDI)

Database from FamilySearch.org a name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962.

Find a Grave

Information about "Where everybody who was anybody is buried." Searchable by name, location, birth dates/death dates and "claim to fame." Includes photos.

Wisconsin Local History Network

Volunteers compiling historical and genealogical information relating to Wisconsin.

Area Research Center Network

Links to each of the Area Research Centers in Wisconsin and their holdings.

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