Wisconsin Family History Societies(O-Q)

This section lists associations from Oconto to Price giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Oconto County Genealogical Society

The society is a non-profit making association established in 1997. Their aim is to help others with their family history research by utilising, preserving and organising genealogical records relating to Oconto County.

They have an extensive collection of archives held in a Family History Room in Suring Village Hall, which incorporate Yearbooks, Atlases, Books and Genealogies.

Many databases are accessible, which comprise:

  • Births for Suring 1915-1943
  • Burial Permits for Suring 1940-1986
  • Cemetery Transcriptions
  • Deaths for Suring 1915-1946
  • Marriages for Suring 1915-1943
  • Oconto Co. Schools
  • Photographs

A Surname Index is also available, along with a list of Surnames currently being researched by Members.


Ozaukee County Historical Society

The association has an Archives Research Centre where a number of resources are available, which include:

  • Business Ledgers
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Federal Census Returns 1840-1920
  • Genealogies
  • Maps
  • Marriage Applications 1850-1980
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Photographs
  • Probate 1867-1900
  • School Registers
  • State Census Returns 1836-1905
  • Telephone Directories
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

Polk County Genealogical Society

Many databases are accessible, which comprise:

  • 1870 Census for Polk Co.
  • 1888 Polk Co. Plat Book
  • 1901 Polk Co. Map
  • Cemetery Listing
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Marriage Index 1855-1867
  • Polk Co. Centennial Directory 1853-1953
  • Polk Co. Death Index 1820-1907

A list of other Websites that may be of use are also available.  They also have a list of Surnames currently being researched by Members.


Port Washington Historical Society

The association has a Resource Centre where many archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Area Business Files
  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Booklets
  • Books
  • Church Files
  • City Directories
  • City Fisherman Files
  • City Founders Surname File
  • Genealogies
  • Historic Maps
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Photographs
  • Port Washington Schools Files

A number of Databases and Indexes are on the site, which include Historic Maps, Church Files Index, Area Business Files, Photographs and a List of Taverns.


Portage County - Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society

A number of archives are accessible in Portage Co. Public Library, which comprise:

  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Directories
  • Genealogies
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Local History Books
  • Local Flavour
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Periodicals

Many databases are accessible, which include:

  • 1871 Register of Electors - 1st and 2nd Ward - Stevens Point
  • 1883 Birth Places and Ages of people living in Stevens Point
  • 1883 Telephone Subscribers
  • 1904 Plover Paper Company Employees
  • 1908 Home Coming
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Registers
  • Family Group Sheets
  • Family Vignettes
  • Immigrations and Naturalisations

Databases also comprise:

  • Land Patents Issued 1845-1865
  • Land Record Reference
  • Local Family Biographies
  • Members of the First Presbyterian Church 1894
  • Military Records
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Portage Co. Families Database
  • Probate Documents
  • Vital Statistics
  • Wills and Circuit Court Civil Case Files Defendant Index 1845-1919
  • Wisconsin Pinery - Gleanings - 1853
  • Wisconsin Land Records

Portage County Historical Society

Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Biographical Sketches
  • Church Histories
  • General History and Townships
  • Military Histories
  • Polish Heritage
  • School Histories

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • The Jewish Community of Stevens Point
  • Polish Immigration to the US
  • Portage Co. Histories
  • Stevens Point Centennial 1858-1958

Price County Genealogical Society

Some databases are accessible, which include:

  • 1890 and 1920 Plat Book
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Obituaries from The Bee Newspaper 2005-2011
  • Phillips Centennial Book Index
  • Schools (Prentice Graduation, Phillips Graduation and Park Falls Graduation)
  • The 'Sackett' Book
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

There is also a list of Books, which include Community Histories and Information, School Histories and Registers, Genealogies and Newspapers.