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Research Room

Most items are located on shelves and in drawers in the main research room. Microfilm and readers are in a back room. Please ask if you can't find what you're looking for.

Cemetery Records

CENSUS RECORDS

CHURCH RECORDS

*These files are arranged alphabetically by church name in boxes in the back room - please ask for assistance.

COMMUNITY HISTORIES

*These are arranged alphabetically by community name. The files are stored in a back room - please ask for assistance.

FAMILY HISTORIES (PEOPLE FILES)

*These are arranged alphabetically by family name. The files are stored in a back room - please ask for assistance.

HISTORY BOOKS

Selected titles include:

The research room also contains many books which you may browse, including European and American genealogy books and Wisconsin county history books. Books by local authors and books arranged by subject are found in the back room - please ask for assistance.

MAPS

Also see separate index of large maps

MILITARY

Selected titles include:

Military file boxes and additional books are stored in the back room - please ask for assistance.

NEWSPAPERS

County-wide papers:

Viroqua papers:

Many original newspapers are also stored in the 3rd floor newspaper room - please ask for assistance. This is a brief list of those newspapers:

Viroqua newspapers:

County-wide newspapers:

Nearby counties

NEWSPAPER EXTRACTIONS

Births, marriages, anniversaries, deaths, etc., in binders and booklets

OBITUARIES

Most are in obituary cabinet. Others can be found inside the red binders (mainly Hillsboro area). Still more are found in binders and books above the scrapbook index.

SCHOOLS

SCRAPBOOKS

Our collection of more than 200 scrapbooks has been indexed - see the card catalogue in the main research room. The scrapbooks contain a wealth of genealogical information.

TAX BOOKS

All tax records from 1859-1950 are stored at Murphy Library at the Univeristy of Wisconsin - La Crosse. After that, Murphy Library has years ending in 0's and 5's (i.e. 1955, 1960...). Everything else from 1951 onwards is stored at the Vernon County Museum. If you are searching in later years, they are arranged by parcel number. Earlier records are organized by section.

VITAL RECORDS

Westby area only:

Many more items are also available.