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Winter Break Craft Day at the Museums Dec. 27, 10-1
7th Annual Winter Break Craft Day at the Museums: Friday, December 27th, 10am-1pm, come and go...
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HUGE North Pole Christmas Village on display at History Room from Nov. 19 - Jan. 18
The “Christmas Mountain” display features over 100 illuminated miniature buildings from the personal collection of the late Joan Cook of Sparta...
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Several Local History Room indexes and research aids are available to you through this website by clicking HERE,
or simply use the "Quick Search" on the right of this page.


The Local History Room research library is an essential resource to the genealogist and local historian.
A wide variety of information is available on Monroe County,
its towns, cities, villages, and people.

Resources available to library patrons include:

  • Cemetery Files & Index
  • Birth, Death, & Marriage Indexes
  • County and Circuit Court Records
  • School Records
  • Church Records
  • Plat Maps from 1877-present
  • Probate Index
  • Naturalization Records
  • Federal Census: 1850-1930
  • State Census: 1836-1905
  • Family Research Files
  • Compiled Family Histories
  • Sparta Newspaper Index
  • Tomah Newspaper Index
  • Monroe County Newspapers on Microfilm
  • WWI Draft Registration Data
  • Civil War Veteran Records
  • City Directories: 1897-present
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Tax Rolls
  • Manuscript Collections
  • Thousands of Photographs
  • And much more!
For Research Library location and hours, click here

To Submit a research request, click here

To access online indexes and research aides, click here