Monroe County Local History Room & Museum
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News at MCLHR

MCHS SPRING CRAFT SHOW MARCH 13 IN TOMAH
The 92nd Monroe County Historical Society Craft Show will be held Saturday, March 13 at two hotels in Tomah: the Best Western and Cranberry County Lodge convention centers...
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"Toys We Love" Exhibit Opens Nov. 19th - up for a year
"Monroe County Chooses...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

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Online Indexes and Databases

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.


Family Research Library

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