Wisconsin Family History Societies(O-P)

This section lists associations from Ozaukee to Portage Historical giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Ozaukee County Historical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Research Centre, including:

  • 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
Website:
http://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/OCHS

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

Details of Surnames currently being researched by Members are available, along with information regarding other websites you may find of use.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipolk

Port Washington Historical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Resource Centre, 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

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

Website:
http://www.portwashingtonhistoricalsociety.org

Portage County - Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society

Numerous archives can be accessed 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
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wispags/

Portage County Historical Society

Some databases are accessible, which incorporate:

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

Numerous publications are available for sale, including:

  • The Jewish Community of Stevens Point
  • Polish Immigration to the US
  • Portage Co. Histories
  • Stevens Point Centennial 1858-1958
Website:
http://www.pchswi.org

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