Free Public Program to Celebrate the History of the Former Sparta Masonic Temple Building “100 Years A Landmark: Celebrating the History of the Former Sparta Masonic Temple Building,” a public program to be held on Wednesday, September 13 at 7pm the Monroe County Local History Room and Deke Slayton Museum, 200 West Main St... Click here for more
"Art Outdoors" Event At Wegner Grotto, Sat. Aug 26 10-3 On Saturday, August 27th the Wegner Grotto County Park will host “Art Outdoors... 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