Genealogy & Local History

 

You can research the following items at Farnsworth Public Library:

Note:  The Library does not have birth, marriage or death certificates.

 

March 13, 2014 Update:

 

Our microfilm reader currently DOES work, but it does not have printing capabilities - just viewing

 

  The Library Board is currently looking into other options outside a microfilm reader due to the microfilm reader and its parts being no longer available due to the age of the machine. The current option being explored is a collaborative effort to digitize the microfilm collection so it would be available online. Donations are greatly appreciated!

 

 

Newspapers on Microfilm:

  • Pioneer  ............................................... June 1859 October 27, 1865
  • Lumberman  ........................................ August 16, 1864 December 29, 1917, not all issues
  • Oconto County Enterprise  ............... September 15, 18981918, not all issues
  • Oconto County Reporter  .................. 1871 December 1994                         

                                                                [Have paper copies 1995 to present]

  • Oconto Falls Herald  .......................... January 6, 1899 March 19, 1912
  • Union Farmer Herald  ......................... March 28, 1912 April 28, 1916
  • Farmer Herald  .................................... May 5, 1916 May 21, 1920
  • Oconto Falls Herald  .......................... May 28, 1920 December 27, 1951
  • Oconto County Times Herald  .......... January 3, 1952 Dec. 25, 1952
  • Gillett Times  ...................................... January 6, 1927 1951, not Aug. - Dec 1930 & 1942 

 

Census Records on Microfilm:

State Census  ..... 1855, 1875, 1895, 1905

Federal Census  ..... 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920

Veterans Census  .....1890

 

U.S. Army Infantry Muster Rolls on Microfilm:

1864 – 1865  A - K            1869 – 1870  A - O            1876 - 1879 Fourth Infantry

 

Oconto High School Yearbooks:  OcO Oconto High School Yearbooks:

1910 2011 (missing years 1911, 1913-1921, 1934, and 1992)

 

City Directories:

City of Oconto, Oconto Falls, Gillett, Lena, Suring, Abrams Business and Residential - 1914

     City of Oconto Residential - 1962, 1975, 1976-77, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989,

1991-92, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999                                                    

 

Oconto - Oconto Falls - Abrams Telephone Directories:

1928, 1929, 1940, 1948, 1949, 1951 - 1960

  

Oconto County Plat Books:

 1905, 1912, 1938, 1958, 1967, 1978, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1997, 1992, 2001

 

 

  

 Maps:

1871 City of Oconto Plat Drawing

1878 Oconto County Atlas Maps

1895 US Atlas Map: Wisconsin

1898 Oconto County Plat Maps

1905 Oconto County Plat Maps

1912 Oconto County Plat Maps

1913 Oconto County Geological and Natural  History Survey Map

1946 Oconto County Plat Maps

1960 Oconto County Plat Maps

Township Maps - WI GenWeb Project - Oconto County Road Commission

 

More Online Resources:

Cemeteries Digital Public Library of America
Oconto County Genealogical Society

Oconto County Historical Society

City of Oconto Historic Schools

Stanley Toy Company

UW-GB Cofrin Library - Archives & Local History

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

HeritageQuest online

Wisconsin State Historical Society

Oconto County WI Gen Web Project

US GenWeb Project
Deaths Recorded in Newspapers 1871 - 1976 Oconto County Reporter Obituaries 1997 -

Oconto History Facebook Page
National Archives & Records Administration

 

 Oconto County Reporter Obituary Listings:

1997 - 2003 A - J 1997 - 2003 K - R 1997 - 2003 S - Z
2004 - 2005 2006 - 2007 2008 - 2009
2010 - 2011 2012 2013

 

 

                                                                                                       Updated 7 May 2014