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Wisconsin Genealogy Resources

Libraries and Archives

Library Catalogs

  • ArCat - Catalog of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives providing information about manuscript and photograph collections, state and local government records, and audio recordings, and to manuscript collections belonging to the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.
  • Archival Resources in Wisconsin: Descriptive Finding Aids presents archival finding aids prepared and contributed by the following institutions: The University of Wisconsin Archives and Records Management Service, University of Wisconsin Memorial Library Department of Special Collections, Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures.
  • Family History Library Catalog - Wisconsin 
  • LIBCAT: US-Wisconsin   A directory of library resources on the Internet.
  • LibDex - The Library Index - Wisconsin   A worldwide directory of links to library homepages and web-based OPACs (Online Public Access Catalogs).
  • MadCat - As the North American history library for the University of Wisconsin - Madison, the Wisconsin Historical Society Library has its books, pamphlets, newspapers, government publications and other published sources described in MadCat (the university's catalog).
  • WISCAT - The Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning has facilitated resource sharing in Wisconsin for twenty years with the production of a statewide union catalog of library holdings called WISCAT. The current edition of WISCAT, one of the largest physical statewide union catalogs in the country, contains 7 million titles and more than 32 million holdings from over 1200 contributing libraries. The catalog contains material in all formats, including books, serials, video recordings, sound recordings and other audiovisual formats.

Libraries and Archives