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].

Genealogy research request

If you are unable to visit the library in person, click here to fill out the genealogy request form and we will reply within 4-6 weeks. 

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

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
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

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet Cyndi's List has nearly 300,000 links related to genealogy, organized by category. Continually updated and expanded.

Online Birth & Marriage Records Indexes

  Image result for vital records clipart freeThis 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.

USGenWeb Project

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

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.

Winnefox Vital Records

This page is your gateway to searching vital records as reported in newspapers in 5 Wisconsin counties:

Fond du Lac
Green Lake
Marquette
Waushara
Winnebago

Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site

Cover-to-cover access to 235 of Wisconsin Newspaper Association's daily and weekly member newspapers from April 2005 to present (with a two-month embargo period).

Newspapers.com

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries

Wisconsin Newspaper Archive

Wisconsin Newspaper Archive is the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present.