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,
Library/Archives Division, Wisconsin Historical Society, at
, 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,
Society, at historydocs@...
Judith Rempel, Webster
Alberta Family Histories Society
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