Wisconsin Family History Societies(R-U)

This section lists associations from Rock to Three Lakes giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Rock County Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where an extensive collection of archives are available, which include Births, Marriages and Deaths, Bound Volumes, Business Papers, Cemetery Transcripts and Diaries.

Archives also incorporate Manuscripts and Clippings, Maps, Photographs, Probate Records, School Registers, Scrapbooks, Tallman Family Papers 1830-1880 and Yearbooks.

Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • 1858, 1873 and 1922 Plat Maps
  • Janesville Wisconsin Gazette Marriage Index
  • Poorhouse and Asylum Deaths 1908-1923
  • RCGS Surnames Index

There is also a list of links to other Rock Co. Research Tools, which comprise:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Cemeteries
  • Census Transcripts
  • Civil War Records
  • Courthouse Holdings
  • Genealogies
  • Library Listings
  • Migrations
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Pioneers Index
  • Probate Records

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1873 Rock Co. Atlas
  • 1891 Plat Book
  • 1922 Rock Co. Map
  • 1928 Rock Co. Farm Directory
  • The Albany Vindicator Newspaper
  • Beloit Newspaper
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Churches
  • Declarations of Intent 1839-1860
  • Edgerton Reporter Obituaries
  • Janesville Gazette
  • Janesville Gazette Deaths and Marriages
  • Janesville Recorder Times Newspaper
  • Probate 1839-1930s
  • Schools and Towns
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wircgs/


St Croix County Historical Society

The association has a Research Centre where a number of archives are accessible.

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 50 Years on Petticoat Lane
  • Historic Hudson Revisited
  • Historic Map
  • Hudson in the Early Days
  • Life of a Boy in the Middle West
  • Octagon House Family
  • Westward to the St Croix
Website:
http://community.pressenter.net/~octagon


St Croix Valley Genealogical Society

Many databases are accessible, which comprise Emmanuel German Lutheran Cemetery Index and World War I Draft Registrations Indexes.

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • 1876 Plat Map
  • A B Easton's History of the St Croix Valley Index
  • A Most Beautiful and Handy Name: Wisconsin Place Names in the St Croix Valley
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Hudson Area Biographical CD
  • Indexes to the PIPOST, their newsletter
  • Our Business Houses: Their Past and Present as Portrayed by a Star and Times Observer
Website:
http://scvgs.wordpress.com


Sauk County Historical Society

The association has an extensive collection of archives, which comprise:

  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Historic Artefacts
  • Historic Articles
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Past Issues of their Newsletters
  • Photographs
  • Probate
  • Sauk Co. Maps
  • Village Histories
  • WWI Letters Home

Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Church Listings
  • Historic Articles
  • Obituaries
  • Probate
  • Sauk Co. Maps

They also have Indexes to several Books, which include:

  • Baraboo City Directory 1895-1896
  • Cassel Prairie - A Wisconsin Neighbourhood
  • Meisel Scrapbook 1921-1936
  • Seeley Scrapbooks
  • Tinkham Scrapbook 1902-1950
  • Town and Village of N. Freedom 1950
  • Women's Relief Corp - Civil War
Website:
http://www.saukcountyhistory.org


Sheboygan County Historical Research Centre

Many archives are available at the Research Centre, which include:

  • Biographies
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Maps
  • Military Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Obituaries
  • Photographs
  • Plat Books
  • Tax Lists

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

  • Echoes from Home
  • Edwards Sheboygan City Directory 1868
  • Elkhart Lake - A Photographic History
  • Mayors of Sheboygan
  • Mitchell - Now and Then
  • Remembrances of Ada
  • School Histories
Website:
http://schrc.org


Taylor County Genealogical Society

Formed in 1995, their aims are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy and to help members to pass on their knowledge to others.

The association has many publications available for sale, which include Church Indexes, Cemetery Inscriptions and Taylor Co. 1910 US Census.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~witcgs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Three Lakes Genealogical Society

An Index of Tombstone Inscriptions from Three Lakes Cemetery is on the site.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~witlgs/tlgs.index.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External