Genealogy

  1. World Vital Records (My Heritage)

    Can I use this from home?: 
    yes

    A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections:

    • COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940
    • military records
    • enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records
    • millions of newspaper articles
    • unique, exclusive local and world collections

    NEW records added regularly.

    Created by: 
    My Heritage
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  2. InfoSoup Memory Project

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    yes

    The InfoSoup Memory Project is an online effort to provide access to the wealth of historical resources available in OWLSnet member libraries. The InfoSoup Memory Project is still in its early stages and will continue to grow.

    Created by: 
    APL & OWLS
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  3. Heritage Quest

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    yes

    HeritageQuest Online™ combines digital, searchable images of U.S.federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. This online database is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Researchers can use HeritageQuest Online to find their ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.

    HeritageQuest Online includes all of the images, and extensive
    indexing, from the 1790 - 1930 U.S. federal censuses. It offers more
    than 20,000 book titles, including nearly 8,000 family histories and
    over 12,000 local histories. Additionally, there are more than 250
    primary-source documents such as tax lists, city directories, probate records, and more.

    Many other distinctive and invaluable sources of information can be found within HeritageQuest Online.
    These include Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a widely recognized
    resource guide, updated annually, that covers more than 6,300 genealogy and history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800. There are other valuable collections such as the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, which identifies more than 80,000 American military, naval, and marine officers and enlisted men. The forthcoming Freedman’s Bank Records is a database that documents more than 70,000 bank depositors and their dependants and heirs. The Freedman’s Bank Records
    is considered one of the most important resources for African-American
    genealogical research. All of these resources are fully searchable
    through HeritageQuest Online’s easy-to-use Web interface.

    Take a look at Wisconsin DPI's YouTube channel for a video on using HeritageQuest to find Census Records.

    Created by: 
    ProQuest
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  4. Post-Crescent Online (Proquest Newspapers)

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    yes

    Full-text content (1999-current) of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.

    Created by: 
    Proquest
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  5. Newspaper ARCHIVE

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    yes

    Tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. A gateway to searching and reading historical newspapers online.  Dates of coverage for Appleton newspapers includes 1853 – 1863, 1920-1932, 1937-1940, and 1958-1976.

    Created by: 
    Newspaper ARCHIVE
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  6. Veterans' Grave Registration

    Information on over 500 Fox River area deceased veterans from the War of 1812 to World War I.

    Created by: 
    APL
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  7. Obituary Index

    Partial index to obituaries and death notices from Appleton newspapers. This index is a work in progress.

    Created by: 
    APL
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  8. Ancestry Library Edition

    Can I use this from home?: 
    no

    One of the most important genealogical collections available today with coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This collection, with thousands of databases and billions of names, is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest™ Online.

    The Ancestry Library Edition collection has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1630; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. Ancestry Library Edition updates continually, with more indexes and original images added all the time.

    Created by: 
    ProQuest
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