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Wisconsin Historical Society
Wisconsin Historical Society offers history, current museum exhibits and historic Wisconsin places.
Wisconsin Local History Network
The Wisconsin Local History Network utilizes volunteers to compile historical and genealogical information relating to Wisconsin.
History at Home Video Archive
Fond du Lac Public Library's monthly History at Home programs focus on local and state history. Most are video recorded and available online.
Early Fond du Lac County People and Places
Early Fond du Lac People and Places is a collection of 13 Fond du Lac historical books that have been digitized and made available online. This project was made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants.
History by the Lake
History by the Lake: Studies in the history of Fond du Lac and the Lake Winnebago region. This is a collection of historical essays written by students at Marian College under the supervision of Clarence B. Davis. Reproduced with the permission of the editor. (Needs new link created)
Source of the Lake
Source of the Lake: 150 years in Fond du Lac. A collection of historical essays written by students at Marian College under the supervision of Clarence B. Davis. This book is reproduced with the permission of the editor. (needs link created)
Seefeld Local History Room
The Seefeld Local History Room is on the second floor of the Main Library downtown, this collection of more than 2,600 items is composed of materials related to the history of the City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County and nearby areas. Contact us with questions at (920) 322-3930 or [email protected].
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry includes U.S. Census information, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage and military records, family and local history collections and more. Available for use only inside the Fond du Lac Public Library and at the Express Branch.
Heritage Quest includes U.S. Census information, family and place histories, Revolutionary War information and Periodical Source Index. Available for use inside the Fond du Lac Public Library and remotely to FDLPL cardholders.
Family Search is a free comprehensive genealogy resource from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Find a Grave
Find a Grave has information on "Where everybody who was anybody is buried." Searchable by name, location, birth dates/death dates and "claim to fame." Includes photos.
Social Security Death Index
Database from FamilySearch a name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962.
Cyndi's List has nearly 300,000 links related to genealogy, organized by category. Continually updated and expanded.
Online Birth & Marriage Records Indexes
This Birth and Marriage Index is a vital records index for genealogists.
Online Searchable Death Indexes and Records
A Genealogy Guide
This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, wills and probate records, and cemetery burials.
General Land Office Records
Hosted by the Bureau of Land Management , there are more than two million images of land patent records from 1820-1908.
United States National Archives
Resources for the genealogist from U.S. National Archives, which oversees the management of all federal records.
The US GenWeb Project has links to state genealogy websites and helpful information for researchers such as caring for, repairing and preserving old documents, books and photographs.
US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. Includes the Fond du Lac Reporter.
Wisconsin Newspaper Archive
Wisconsin Newspaper Archive covers Wisconsin history from 1813-2017 and allow you to further understand an ancestor's place within their local community to research your genealogy