Research

Research Tools

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers
(Previously referred to as the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Digital Research Site)
Access to Wisconsin Newspaper Association's daily and weekly member-newspapers from 2005 to present (with a 90 day embargo).
Includes access to the Omro Herald. Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Driving-Tests.org
Free practice tests for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's written examinations and online driver's manuals - for car, motorcycle and CDL. Answers to 100+ DMV-related questions too!

Songbook Database
Check out songs related to composers and writers with Wisconsin roots.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Soundzabound
Royalty free music and sound effects designed specifically for K-12 school use.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records
1820-1907 birth, marriage & death records (& more!) made available for free through the Ancestry / Wisconsin Historical Society partnership.
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

Recommended Websites

Local Vital Records Index
Marriage announcements, anniversary notices and obituaries published in local newspapers 1865 - January 1916, 1977 - 1985 and 2002-current. Indexing of newspapers published 1986 - 2001 is in progress.
Joint project of the Winnefox Library System, libraries in Green Lake County, Wisconsin (Berlin, Green Lake, Kingston, Markesan and Princeton) and Carter Memorial Library in Omro.

Oshkosh Public Library City Directories
Includes coverage of Winnebago County areas including Menasha, Neenah, Omro and Winneconne, 1857 to 1922!
Joint project of Oshkosh Public Library and the Winnefox Library System.

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Digitized letters, diaries, reminiscences, speeches, photographs, oral history tapes, manuscripts and maps.
Collections of local interest:
- Oshkosh, Omro, and Winnebago County, Wisconsin - Atlases and Histories

Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin
Look up businesses and charities before you do business with them.

Found in Wisconsin
Digitized books, photographs & other resources available from libraries, museums, and historical societies around the state.

Linkpendium: Winnebago Couty, Wisconsin
Extensive collection of county-specific links to assist with your genealogy / family history search.

Naturalization & Court Records Index
Various records dating between the 1840s and 1970s for Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, and Winnebago court systems.

Recollection Wisconsin
Digitized historical and cultural resources for teachers, students, genealogists, and history buffs.

State of Wisconsin Blue Book
Read our state's constitution, learn about the different branches of government, and view state statistics and symbols.

Wikipedia's List of people from Wisconsin
List of prominent people from our state.

Wisconsin Consumer Guide to Health Care
Helping Wisconsin residents make better health care choices.

Wisconsin Consumer Protection
News and alerts from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Plan a Wisconsin getaway... find attractions, accommodations, events, free travel guides & more.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Driver licensing, vehicle registration, road conditions, transportation projects and more!

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
(formerly the Wisconsin Department of Commerce)
Resources for starting and operating a business in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Historical Society
Includes Wisconsin history, current museum exhibits, and historic Wisconsin places.

Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles
Thousands of historical newspaper articles on Wisconsin people and communities.

Wisconsin No Call List
Register your home or cell number online for two years. Or by phone at 888-382-1222.