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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).
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

HeritageQuest Online
Census records 1790-1930, family and local histories, Freedman's Bank and more.
Help: usage tips
Resource provided by Badgerlink.

NewspaperARCHIVE
Back by popular demand! 800+ Wisconsin newspaper titles (including 3 Redgranite-specific titles) dating back as far as the 1800s, searchable with results presented in original format/context.
Resource provided by the Winnefox Library System.

Newspapers.com Library Edition - World Collection
Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.
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

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Digitized letters, diaries, reminiscences, speeches, photographs, oral history tapes, manuscripts and maps.

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.

Castle Garden
Search 10+ million immigrants who arrived in New York before Ellis Island opened in 1892.

Census Records from FamilySearch
Search the 1880 United States Census, the 1881 British Isles Census, or the 1881 Canadian Census.

Chronicling America
Search selected historic American newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
The first stop on the Web for many family researchers with over a quarter million links on genealogy.

Digital Public Library of America
Explore millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across America.

Ellis Island
Passenger lists and ship information for more than 22 million passengers and crew who entered the United States between 1892-1924.

Find a Grave
Locate the final resting place of family, friends, and famous individuals.

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

Social Security Death Index (SSDI)
Stephen P. Morse's "One Step" search allows a variety of search options via multiple engines (Ancestry, FamilySearch, RootsWeb and more).

Wisconsin Historical Society Genealogy Tools
Online access to some of the books, vital records, and archival material held by the Wisconsin Historical Society.