Local History and Genealogy: Online Resources


Ancestry LibraryAncestry Library: Search censuses; vital, military and immigration records; family trees and more!
Temporary, free access is courtesy of Ancestry.com.
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fold3: A premier collection of original military records.
Access is with your library card number. Please note: Internet Explorer does not support fold3.


Heritage Quest OnlineHeritage 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.


Plat MapsBrown, 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.



Recollection Wisconsin
Discover photos, maps, books, artifacts, oral histories and more from dozens of Wisconsin communities.


Wisconsin Historical Society
Bringing Wisconsin history to life online.


Cyndi's List
A categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet with more than 317,216 links.


Nationwide Gravesite Finder
Search for burial locations of veterans and their dependents in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries and various other Department of Interior and military cemeteries.


History News Network
Useful background information on the issues of the day.