Local history and genealogy
Wisconsin Historical Society offers history, current museum exhibits and historic Wisconsin places.
The State of Wisconsin Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials: writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development.
From the shores of Lake Michigan to the banks of the Mississippi, the Wisconsin Local Histories collection showcases the awesome resources of public libraries and historical societies from across the state.
Fond du Lac Public Library's monthly History at Home programs focus on local and state history. Most are video recorded and available online.
Early Fond du Lac People and Places is a collection of 13 Fond du Lac historical books that have been digitized and made available online. This project was made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants.
The Seefeld Local History Room is on the second floor of the Main Library downtown, this collection of more than 2,600 items is composed of materials related to the history of the City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County and nearby areas. Contact us with questions at (920) 322-3930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ancestry includes U.S. Census information, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage and military records, family and local history collections and more. Temporarily available remotely to library card holders.
Heritage Quest includes U.S. Census information, family and place histories, Revolutionary War information and Periodical Source Index. Available for use inside the Fond du Lac Public Library and remotely to FDLPL cardholders.
Find a Grave has information on "Where everybody who was anybody is buried." Searchable by name, location, birth dates/death dates and "claim to fame." Includes photos.
Database from FamilySearch a name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962.
Cyndi's List has nearly 300,000 links related to genealogy, organized by category. Continually updated and expanded.
This Birth and Marriage Index is a vital records index for genealogists.
A Genealogy Guide
This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, wills and probate records, and cemetery burials.
Hosted by the Bureau of Land Management , there are more than two million images of land patent records from 1820-1908.
Resources for the genealogist from U.S. National Archives, which oversees the management of all federal records.
The US GenWeb Project has links to state genealogy websites and helpful information for researchers such as caring for, repairing and preserving old documents, books and photographs.
US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Includes the Fond du Lac Reporter.
Cover-to-cover access to 235 of Wisconsin Newspaper Association's daily and weekly member newspapers from April 2005 to present (with a two-month embargo period).
Wisconsin Newspaper Archive is the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present.