Wisconsin Family History Societies(D-F)

This section lists associations from Dane to Fox Valley giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Dane County Historical Society

The association was incorporated in 1961. Their aims are to promote and encourage interest in Dane County's heritage and to help with the preservation of historical materials, thus preserving this heritage for future generations.

Many of the society's archives are located in Otto Schroeder Records Centre.  These include:

  • Books
  • Diaries
  • Maps
  • Organisational Records
  • Other Publications
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • 1861 and 1873 Plat Maps of Dane Co.
  • 1890, 1899, 1911, 1947 and 1955 Plat Books
  • Off prints from Association Newsletters

Dodge County Historical Society

Many archives are available at their Museum, which include:

  • Atlases
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Centennial Book 1841-1941
  • City Directories
  • Name Indexes to the old Beaver Dam Argus and Dodge Co. Citizen Newspapers
  • Plat Books
  • Telephone Directories

Dodge and Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Beaver Dam "Argus" Index 1862-1956
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • City Directories
  • Civil War Volunteers Listings
  • European Research Aids
  • Genealogies
  • International Genealogical Index

Archives also comprise:

  • Jefferson Co. Abstract Office Documents
  • Jefferson Co. Circuit Court Records 1842-1940
  • Marriage Announcements
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Passenger Lists
  • Plat Maps
  • Prairie Farmer Directories
  • Wisconsin Vital Records pre 1907

Many databases are accessible, which include:

  • Genealogies
  • Jefferson Co. Land Records
  • Jefferson Co. Divorce Cases
  • List of High School Yearbooks
  • Newspaper Clippings<>/li>
  • Oak Hill Cemetery Interment Forms
  • Pedigree Chart Collection

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1890 Dodge Co. Plat Map Book
  • Church Histories
  • City Directories
  • Genealogies
  • Marriages 1833 and 1840-1868
  • Oak Hill Cemetery Interment Ledgers
  • Watertown History Annual
  • Wills 1851-1949

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also on the site.


Fond du Lac County Genealogical Society

Many publications are available for sale, which include Cemetery Inscriptions, Births 1847-1899, Deaths 1853-1899 and Marriages 1844-1879.


Fox Valley Genealogical Society

Numerous databases are accessible, which comprise: 

  • 1850 Census Earliest Settlers of Grand Chute
  • 1867 Tax Roll for Appleton
  • 1880 and 1888 Register of Electors for Menasha
  • Cemetery Listings
  • Obituaries from Appleton Post Crescent
  • Photographs
  • Plat Maps
  • St John's Veteran Database for Menasha
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is also on the site.


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