MCHS Spring Craft Show March 11 - in Sparta! The Monroe County Historical Society (MCHS) is hopping back over to Sparta for their 94th Annual Spring Art/Crafts and Country Gift Show, to be held Saturday March 11, 2023 from 8:30am - 3:30pm... Click here for more
Last Chance to See "Lights and LEGO" is Jan. 28th Saturday, January 28th is your last chance to see “Festive Favorites: Lights and LEGO” at the Monroe County Local History Room & Museum... Click here for more
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
Plat Maps from 1877-present
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
Thousands of Photographs
And much more!
For Research Library location and hours, click here