Genealogy & Local HistoryState Resources | County Resources | Library Resources
Info for records at the State and County level.
Vital Records Information:
Wisconsin Vital Records:
Page includes info on cost and application forms, which can be printed out. See link labeled "genealogical research."
Wisconsin Historical Society Library
Local History and Biography Articles (1860-1940) www.wisconsinhistory.org/wlhba
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
General: 608) 264-6400
Archives: (608) 264-6460
WiSearch, Professional Genealogical Research (Commercial):
Sauk County Historical Museum
531 Fourth Ave.
Baraboo, WI 53913
Sauk Prairie Historical Society
922 Water Street
Sauk City, WI 53583
Obituaries and local history
Local history information is available through the Sauk Prairie Historical Society, and various books from our library and LINKcat.
The Sauk City Public Library will provide limited searches for genealogical information from our library resources only. This service is free of charge, although reimbursement for photocopy and postage expenses is appreciated.
We are also able to provide a contact name for professional, fee for service research.
The information needed for a limited search should include as much relevant information as possible: full names (include variant spellings), death or birth dates.
Reference - in library use only
Obituary Files: (English) 1929- Oct. 1953
Local newspapers (in English) on microfilm: 1929-1998
Sauk County News
Sauk Prairie Star
Obituary Files: (German) Sept. 30, 1859 - 1929
3 Binders: (Includes birth and death announcements)
- Sauk City Pionier Presse translations (Cushing): 1/1/1925 to 12/27/1928
Sauk County News (items): 7/7/1904 to 12/10/1914
- Pioneer AM [sic] Wisconsin newspaper translations (Cushing): 1/30/1859 to 5/23/1901
- Sauk City Pionier Presse translations (Cushing): 5/30/1901 to 12/25/1924
Local German language (newspapers on microfilm) 1859-1929
Pionier am Wisconsin
Sauk City Presse
Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers
Vol. 1 & 2 - 1861-1865 - Rusk
War of the Rebellion - 1861-1865
Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk County (Reference) - 11 vols.
WIS 973.775 Ce
Video (available to check out):
Powder On the Prairie - The Story of the Building of the Badger Ordnance Works