2010-02-19 11:10:32 By: Anita the Archivist
Kendall Public Library
110 E. So. Railroad St.
Kendall, WI 54638
Phone: (608) 463-7103
Hours: Tuesday & Friday 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m., Thursday 1:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Books & Other Published Materials
History of Monroe County, 1912
Monroe Co., Wisconsin, Pictorial History, 1976
Monroe County Heritage Book, 1984
History of Monroe Co. Rural Schools (1989)
Memorable Kickapoo Valley
Celebrating Our Heritage, 1894-1994 (Kendall Centennial booklet)
Index to vol. I; Early Marriages in Monroe Co., WI 1855-1865
Genealogical Branches from Monroe Co., WI (vols. 1-3)
The Beginning 1854 (Monroe Co.)
Index to Early Deaths in Monroe Co., WI 1856-mid 1907
Index to Birth Registrations in Monroe Co. 1850-1944 (vol. I & II)
Juneau Co. postcards & photos, 1854-2000
Kendall High School, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1950-1959(one book), 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1970, 1980, 1990, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2001
Wilton Public Library
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 280
Wilton, WI 54670
Phone: (608) 435-6710
Web Address: http://www.wrlsweb.org/wilton
Hours: Monday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m., Tuesday 3:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m., Friday 12:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Books & Other Published Materials
The "Wilton Centennial" book has information on many families.
Newspapers published in Juneau County
Messenger, 10 years
Ontario -- County Line Connection, 2000-present
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Special Collections & Area Research Center
1631 Pine St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-8511
Web Address: www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/Departments/archome.html
Hours: Academic Year: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m., Wednesday 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Summer Session & School Breaks: Call ahead It’s always good to call ahead to check open hours!
UW-La Crosse ARC covers the territory of Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties, Wisconsin
Books & Other Published Material
You can search their online catalog for all of our book holdings: www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/. They have among their cataloged book collection such items as village, town, city and counties history, for places throughout Wisconsin. The Wisconiana collection of printed materials totals over 6,000 volumes.
Monroe County cemetery index (microfiche)
City & County Directories
Business gazetteers for Wisconsin
County Histories & Biographical Sketches
You can search their online catalog for all of our book holdings: www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/. Among the cataloged book collection are items such as village, town, city and counties history, for places throughout Wisconsin. The Wisconiana collection of printed materials totals over 6,000 volumes. Specifically they have county histories for Monroe Co., 1892, 1912, 1984.
Newspapers published in Monroe County
These papers are located in the microfilm area of the newspaper area on the first floor of Murphy Library. They will also be found in the library catalog.
Sparta -- Monroe County Democrat, 1886-1895
Sparta -- Sparta Herald, 1861-1862; 1869-1886; 1907-1916
Tomah -- Tomah Journal, 1907-1912
Tomah -- Tomah Monitor-Herald, 1914-1916
Manuscripts & Public Records Collections
The photographic place files include pictures for over 1,000 Wisconsin cities and villages, and they have a very comprehensive collection of La Crosse area photos that include individual people, organizations, businesses, etc. Also one of largest steamboat and inland boat photo collections is a strength.
The La Crosse ARC has over 300 linear feet of manuscript collections and over 450 feet of public records of possible value to genealogists. Examples include certain school districts; county court, clerk, tax sale and treasurer records; and papers of businesses, organizations, and individuals. Search Arcat for manuscript & public records for collections related to any manuscript or public record collection.
Register of deeds, 1851-1889
Grantor/Grantee (land record) indexes, 1851-1889
Probate index, 1867, 1980
Probate record books, 1867-1901
Naturalization records, 1854-1946
Civil case files, 1855-1937 (57 cubic ft.); index available on CD
Criminal case files, 1855-1932 (10 cubic ft.)
*For county tax rolls, every year available is kept until circa 1900; then generally every fifth or tenth year after that is kept.
Plat Maps & Books
Approximately 500 maps and other county plat books are at the La Crosse ARC. You can search their online catalog for plat book holdings: www.uwlax.edu/murphylibrary/. Ask them about individual map holdings. For Monroe County specifically, have 1897-present, also a plat map 1877.
Vital Records Indexes
The Archives has the following indexes on microfiche. These were produced by the State Bureau of Vital Statistics and are also available from the Wisconsin Historical Society online site www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy:
Index to Wisconsin Births, pre-1907
Index to Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907
Index to Wisconsin Deaths, pre-1907
Pre-1907 registers/certificates of Wisconsin births, marriages and deaths for Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon counties on microfilm