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Prescott, WI 54021
phone: 715-262-5555
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Genealogy and History

Resources available through MORE system:

You may need to provide your library barcode number to use these resources.

HeritageQuest - a package of 6 resources, including 1790-1930 census images, the PERSI index of over 2.3 million articles and more.

Access Newspaper Archive – over 1 billion newspaper articles from historical newspapers all over the U.S., including the Prescott Paraclete (1855), the Prescott Transcript (1855-1861) and the Prescott Patriot (1871).  Click on the Badgerlink icon to access this amazing database.

Recollection Wisconsin – over 75,000 digitized photographs, diaries, letters, articles, books and more from Wisconsin libraries, museums, historical societies and archives.

History Reference Center


Local and Regional Resources:

University of Wisconsin – River Falls Area Research Center

Wisconsin Historical Society  

Prescott Area Historical Society – Meets quarterly at the Welcome & Heritage Center. For information call  715-262-4043.

Pierce County Historical Association Publishes a quarterly newsletter that is available at the library.
130 N. Chestnut St., P.O. Box 148, Ellsworth, WI  54011Tel.:  715-273-6611   
Website:  www.piercecountyhistorical.org
E-mail:  info@piercecountyhistorical.org

St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 396, River Falls, WI  54022
E-mail:  ThePipost@gmail.com
Publishes a quarterly newsletter that is available at the library.

Pierce County WIGenWeb Project


Resources available on the Internet:

U.S. Census Bureau

Ellis Island/Port of New York Records – Immigration history center with genealogy research and recording tools.

Internet Public Library Genealogy topic list – links to dozens of genealogy resources on the Internet, including free and fee-based resources.