Research Tools

Other Websites

(may require account creation)

  • Cyndi’s List – categorized and cross-referenced list of links pointing to genealogical research sites online.
  • RootsWeb – owned by Hosts many volunteer genealogy projects on the internet.  Provides a mailing list, message board and free webspace to build your own genealogy webpages.
  • Wisconsin Historical Society – Collects, preserves and makes available materials about the history of Wisconsin, the United States and North America.
  • Library of Congress Chronicling America – Search America’s historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
  • Preservation – online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada

Research Centers

  • UW Madison Archives – Official repository for all UW-Madison, UW-System Administration, UW-Extension, and UW Colleges records appraised to have permanent or archival value.
  • Area Research Center Network collections – The Wisconsin Historical Society and the University of Wisconsin (UW) System cooperate in a network of Area Research Centers (ARCs) located at UW campus libraries throughout the state and at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.


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