Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

News at MCLHR

April 25 History Program: "Shop Talk: History & Memories of the Milwaukee Road Shops in Tomah"
The Monroe County Local History Room & Museum presents: “Shop Talk: History & Memories of the Milwaukee Road Shops in Tomah,” a public program to be held on Thursday, April 25th at 7pm at the Sparta United Methodist Church...
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History Room closed Jan. 16-22. Reopens Jan. 23.
The Monroe County Local History Room & Museum will be closed to the public from January 16 through January 22, 2024 for exhibit changing and seasonal maintenance...
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Monroe County Local History Room & Museum

Monroe-Juneau-Jackson Genealogical Workshop (MJJGW)

The MONROE, JUNEAU, JACKSON GENEALOGY WORKSHOP (MJJ) is the Genealogical Society for Monroe County, Wisconsin, and also includes the Wisconsin Counties of Juneau and Jackson.

(NOTE: MJJ is a separate and distinct organization from the Monroe County Local History Room, but is affiliated with it as we share a common purpose.)


The Monroe, Juneau, Jackson Genealogy Workshop, Inc., a Chapter of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, is a nonprofit educational organization under Sec. 501©(3) of the IRS Code. Contributions to MJJ are tax deductible and are used to help support acquisitions of resource materials and to produce publications to enhance family history research in the tri-county area.

MJJ members help to assist researchers working on their family history in the tri-county area through our Newsletter or by e-mail or regular mail. We also help to preserve and publish local records, and to conduct workshops from time to time in both genealogical research and the preservation of genealogical records. You do not have to reside in the tri-county area to be a member of MJJ. Anyone with an interest in their family history is invited to join and come to our meetings.


  • Four NEWSLETTERS are published annually and contain family history records, church, cemetery, military and school records, vital statistics, self-helps, book reviews, as well as other informative articles on genealogy, primarily in the tri-county area.
  • Free SURNAME QUERIES in our Newsletter for members who are researching in the tri-county area.
  • 10% DISCOUNT on MJJ publications (except for sale items).
  • NOTICE of pre-publication prices for MJJ’s new books.
  • Six MEETINGS annually to conduct the business of MJJ, along with time to learn about and share our family history research successes and challenges. Other seminars, mini- classes, or guest speakers are scheduled from time to time according to the interests of family history researchers.


Our membership year runs from May 1st to April 30th. Annual dues are $10.00 individual, $12.00 family or organization. Click Here to print an MJJGW Membership form.

To learn more about MJJ, you may contact us at our e-mail address:

Or you may write to us at our mailing address:

425 Hill St.
Sparta, WI 54656


We have published books on Monroe County that we have for sale. You will find them on the Monroe County Local History Room’s website Gift Shop here.


The Tomah Area Museum (The Carolyn Habelman Collection) and the Monroe Juneau Jackson Genealogical Workshop Research Center’s book collection includes more than 1,835 bound volumes containing valuable historical and genealogical information from the United States and Foreign Countries. They also have 1,700 different magazines and numerous other non-circulating records and microfilm available to view.

The Research Center is located within the Tomah Area Museum at 321 Superior Ave., Tomah, WI 54660 and is open during their normal hours. An MJJ member may be there to offer research assistance on the first and third Saturday during the summer and first and third Friday during the winter. Please email if you’d like to make an appointment to use the Research Center.


27,950 names from the 98 quarterly Newsletters that have been published since April of 1986 have been indexed and alphabetized by surname. Please email to learn if your surname is in the index and we’ll let you know how to obtain a copy of the newsletter in which that name appears.