Local History Booklists and Research Aids

Ancestry Library Edition is similar to the Ancestry.com consumer edition, but is only available in the Appleton Public Library building.  Search for your family history using one of the biggest collections of records available.

Genealogical and historical resources available through the Appleton Public Library, plus a select list of historical organizations in the region.

The booklist Genealogical Resources gives lists of titles which will help you get started on finding your family.  They are arranged by category or topic, including Census & Vital Records, Church & Cemetery Records, Local History & Biographies, The Immigrant Experience, Foreign Research and more.  Many are available on the Appleton Public Library bookshelves, and some titles may be checked out.  Others are Reference materials which must be used in the library.  They will have an "R" before the call number--for example R977.539 App may not be checked out, while the copy 977.539 App may be checked out.

Also included are digital resources such as online books, databases like Ancestry Library Edition where you can search for your family, and local research centers. 

Heritage Quest may be used to research your family history, from home (sign in using your library card) or in the Appleton Public Library.

A listing of APL resources and internet resources that will help you research and document the history of your home or building.