Wisconsin Research Guide Digital Download

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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
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
  • 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.
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