You'll love this if…
- You're getting started tracing your ancestors in Wisconsin
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Wisconsin brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Wisconsin —you don't need the full State Research Guides collection
Trace your Wisconsin ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
- a how-to article detailing Wisconsin’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Wisconsin research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- descriptions of the top historic sites for learning about your ancestors' lives and times, including visitor information
- timeline of key events in the state's history
- full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here's a sampling of the helpful tips you'll get in the Wisconsin guide:
- The area’s first Europeans actually were French fur traders who trapped in the Green Bay area
in the 1700s.
- Once you find a name in an index, you can order uncertified copies of records since 1907 from the Wisconsin Office of Vital Records.
- You can search a roster of soldiers from the Badger State who died in World War I both through the free Access Genealogy and on HeritageQuest Online (available at some libraries).
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.