Wisconsin Family History Societies(S-V)

This section lists associations from Sheboygan to Vilas giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

Sheboygan County Historical Research Centre

The Sheboygan County Historical Research Centre preserves and collects documents and records relating to the history of the area.

Many archives are accessible, including:

  • Biographies
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Maps
  • Military Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Obituaries
  • Photographs
  • Plat Books
  • Tax Lists

An index of records on Dutch family lineage is also available.

Publications sold by the society include:

  • Echoes from Home
  • Edwards Sheboygan City Directory 1868
  • Elkhart Lake - A Photographic History
  • Mayors of Sheboygan
  • Mitchell - Now and Then
  • Remembrances of Ada
  • School Histories

Taylor County Genealogical Society

Formed in 1995, their aims are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy and to help members to pass on their knowledge to others.

Many indexes are accessible on their site, which include Marriages 1919-2016 and Obituaries from Taylor County Leader 1919-1929 and The Star News 1930-2017.

Some publications are available for sale, which include Church Indexes, Cemetery Inscriptions and Taylor Co. 1910 US Census.


Three Lakes Genealogical Society

The society was established to promote and encourage interest in genealogy, and to collect and preserve genealogical information relating to the history of the area.

An Index of Tombstone Inscriptions from Three Lakes Cemetery is on the site, along with an index of obituaries 1980-2016.

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.  In addition, links to other sites you may find useful are also available.


Vernon County Historical Society

Their aim is to promote and preserve the history of Vernon County.  

Four sites are operated by the association, which include Vernon Co. Museum, Old St. Mary's Church Museum, the Foreaker One Room Schoolhouse and Sherry-Butt House. 

A list of Cemeteries is on the site.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Alphabetical Index to 1878 Plat Map
  • Birth Registrations 1859-1902
  • Cemetery Locations and Histories
  • Courthouse Viroqua 1880-1998
  • Hometown Heritage: A Celebration of Viroqua's 150th Birthday
  • Marriage Records 1850-1914
  • Memories of Newton Valley
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

Vilas County - Lakeland Area Genealogical Society

Some publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths from the Lakeland Times 1927-1949
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths from the Times and Minocqua Times 1891-1926
  • Lakeland Area Cemetery Tombstone Inventory

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