715-425-0905

140 Union St, River Falls WI 54022
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Genealogy and Local History

The River Falls Public Library has a small local history collection that does include UWRF and River Falls High School yearbooks.  The main source for local history is the University Archives and the Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, which has access to historical materials, local government records, manuscripts, and special collections from four northwestern Wisconsin counties: Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and Saint Croix.  Most genealogy and local history questions are best directed to:
UWRF University Archives and Area Research Center
http://www.uwrf.edu/AreaResearchCenter/Index.cfm
170 Chalmer Davee Library
(715) 425-3567
archives@uwrf.edu

Databases - Premium Resource


Ancestry.com
For use in the library only.  You must be on a library computer.
Access the world's largest online history resource, courtesy of the Indianhead Federated Library System.

Heritage Quest - in the library - login at home
Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources including U.S. Federal Census records, full-text family and local histories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records and more!  Provided by BadgerLink.


Websites

Found in Wisconsin
http://fiw.dpi.wi.gov/
An index of bibliographic records to digital collections hosted by over 500 libraries, museums, historical societies, genealogical societies, schools, and various cultural organizations around Wisconsin. Search or browse the 1,200+ index for links into websites containing historic photographs, video & sound clips, written documents, maps, newspapers, cemetery indices, and much more. Maintained by the Department of Public Instruction's Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning.

Pierce County Historical Association
http://www.piercecountyhistorical.org/
PCHA collects and preserves archival materials, sponsors and supports various programs, events, and activities of historical interest, and educates the public about Pierce County history.

Pierce County at Rootsweb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wipierce/
Local history and resources for Pierce County, WI.

St.Croix County Genealogical Society
http://scvgs.wordpress.com/
Collecting, preserving, and publishing genealogical and biographical materials relating to areas associated with the St. Croix River Valley and in particular, areas in Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Wisconsin.

St. Croix County at Rootsweb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wistcroi/index.html
A collection of genealogical information and resources for St. Croix County. Includes an index for
Greenwood Cemetery.

Recollection Wisconsin
http://recollectionwisconsin.org/
An expanding digital collection featuring thousands of historic photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and other digital collections from dozens of Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. Users can search across all content, browse sub-collections based on subject categories and types of material, or explore a map of content contributors.

Wisconsin State Historical Society
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/
A great place to start for Wisconsin state history and records.

Dan Giester's Area Voices
http://piercecountyhistorical.areavoices.com/
A blog from local historian Dan Geister focusing on Pierce County history.