Local History and Genealogy: Online Resources
Ancestry Library: Search census, vital, military and immigration records, family trees and more! Available at the Central Library only.
fold3: A premier collection of original military records.
Heritage Quest Online: America’s largest genealogical information provider. This database combines searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History collection. Provided by BadgerLink. Access is with your library card number.
Brown, Door, Kewaunee & Shawano Counties: Historical Atlases, Directories & Plat Maps: Use this resource to view plat books and atlases from early in Northeast Wisconsin’s history. They are useful to people seeking the origin of street names and to trace neighborhoods that were once farmland or heavily forested lands.
State of Wisconsin Blue Books: Search the complete text of every Wisconsin Blue Book-the primary reference source about the state, documenting the organization of the state’s three branches of government (legislative, executive, and judicial).
Green Bay Press-Gazette
1962-1983: The Local History Department at the Central Library has a card index covering 1962-1983.
July 1985 – December 1996: This index is located in the microfilm area at the Central Library and are considered news indices and not vital record indices.
1997 – 2003: Search the Green Bay Press-Gazette covering January 1997-December 2003 in the library’s online catalog. Here’s how.
ProQuest: Offers complete full-text content of the Green Bay Press Gazette from 2002 to current.
Access is with your library card.
Found in Wisconsin
Your home for Wisconsin’s digital collections! Search for digitized books, photographs, videos, and other resources about Wisconsin or created by Wisconsin authors available on the websites of libraries, historical societies, businesses, and museums statewide.
Wisconsin Historical Society
Bringing Wisconsin history to life online.