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 New North B2B and UW-Oshkosh Advance-Titan. 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!

Oshkosh Northwestern via Proquest
Searchable full-text December 2002-present.
This resource is paid for by the Oshkosh Public Library.

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.

US Midwest Newsstream via Proquest
Note: This database was discontinued October 5th. Please try the replacement resource, US Newsstream.
Many Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin newspapers searchable full-text. Also includes access to USA Today.
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

Oshkosh Digital Collections
Online access to Oshkosh local history books, photographs, postcards and atlases.

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.

Oshkosh Vital Records Index
Search vital records as reported in Oshkosh newspapers from 1861 to the present.
Joint project of Oshkosh Public Library, Winnebagoland Genealogical Society and 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

Winnefox Vital Records
Search vital records as reported in newspapers in 5 Wisconsin counties: Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Waushara and Winnebago.
Joint project of the Winnefox Library System and its member libraries.

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 1830s and 1970s for Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, and Winnebago court systems.

Oshkosh Herald
Weekly free newspaper covering Oshkosh government, business, schools, prep sports and more.

Oshkosh Northwestern
Local news, sports, obituaries and more for today and the last seven days.

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.