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  • Judith Rempel
    Jul 29, 2002
      Rec'd the following and thought I'd pass it along:

      1. "Wisconsin Local History on the Web"

      The Wisconsin Historical Society Library recently mounted more
      collections on the World Wide
      Web for genealogists and local historians.

      "Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles"
      contains nearly 16,000 local newspaper articles published statewide
      between 1860 and 1940.
      These consist mainly of pioneer reminiscences, portraits of community
      interviews with early settlers, strange anecdotes of eccentric
      personalities, and other
      grass-roots information. These real stories of real people have not been
      altered in any way;
      images of the original newspaper articles display on the researcher's
      screen. All of them are
      easy to search by personal name or a variety of subject headings,
      about 50,000 pages of local history and genealogy in all.

      There is no charge to use this collection. It is made possible by
      funding from the Wisconsin
      Dept. of Public instruction through the Library Services and Technology
      Act and through a
      very generous donation from the late Scott M. Cutlip, a UW-Madison
      professor of mass

      If you have any questions about the website, contact Michael Edmonds,
      Deputy Director,
      Library/Archives Division, Wisconsin Historical Society, at
      miedmonds@..., or use
      the feedback buttons on the web site.

      2. "Order Wisconsin Vital Records Online"

      A new online service from the Wisconsin Historical Society lets you
      order a search of
      Wisconsin's pre-1907 birth, marriage and death records over the

      Vital records are a fundamental information source for genealogists.
      They can reveal minute
      details about a person such as birth, marriage or death date, birth
      place, maiden name, and
      religious affiliation, as well as information about their parents.
      Genealogists use them as
      stepping stones to other valuable sources such as obituaries and census

      Requesting a search online is quite simple. After receiving your
      instructions and credit card
      payment via our secure Web site, staff trained in researching Wisconsin
      vital records will
      carefully search for the records you specify and send photocopies of
      their findings. All
      orders are guaranteed to ship within 4 weeks; rush service is also
      available for an
      additional charge. For more information, including the fee schedule,
      visit the Society's
      Online Genealogical Research Service at


      or contact Michael Edmonds, Deputy Director, Library/Archives Division,
      Wisconsin Historical
      Society, at historydocs@...

      In Kinship,
      Judith Rempel, Webster
      Alberta Family Histories Society

      FamilyRoots 2002

      Canadian Genealogical Projects Register
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