Sunday, February 17, 2013

On Wisconsin and On to FGS Fort Wayne

Cross-posted from the FGS 2013 conference news blog:

Is Wisconsin on your way to or from the 2013 FGS conference in Fort Wayne? You'll love the Badger State's hospitable research stopovers – and leave your down coat at home: August is a good time to visit.

Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street, Madison
That's library AND archives, including pre-1907 vital records (index on line), US census agriculture schedules, and a famous newspaper collection. If have time for only one stop en route to Fort Wayne, this is it.

13 Area Research Centers
La Crosse, Platteville, Whitewater, Parkside, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Stevens Point, Eau Claire, Stout, River Falls, Superior, and Ashland
Check out the map and links to localized holdings in 13 places besides Madison. (La Crosse has steamboat photographs.)

Milwaukee Public Library
814 West Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Sailors in your pedigree? Check out the Great Lakes Marine Collection, including data on more than 10,000 ships:

Harold Henderson, "On Wisconsin and On to FGS Fort Wayne," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 17 February 2013 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]


Nettie said...

Have used the Wisconsin State Historical Library since May 1985. The best resource for the mid west with a lot of books for eastern US. Can get into the stacks with a laptop. Was there in late Nov. 2012 Lots of construction to upgrade for handicap and parking ramps are now hard to find.

Harold said...

Nettie --

Thanks. There is construction in front of the building (enter on the south side entrance), but I was there on the 13th and was able to park in the State Street parking ramp just a couple of blocks away.