Preserving Local History
Beginning September 2018, the AWC Public Library began a project to digitally preserve local history. With the team of volunteers lead by Tamara Ramski (from South Central Library System), the project began by organizing and scanning letters written by service members during World War II. Much like Facebook connects people today, these letters were published in the local paper to let families and friends in the area know what was going on overseas. Angie W. Cox Public Library's site on Recollection Wisconsin isn't finished but take a look at the progress!
Angie W. Cox Library, Recollection Wisconsin
The library has several resources to aid in your genealogy research
- Bound Newspapers-
- The Pardeeville Crank
- The Mid-County Times
- Indexing of the Obituaries
- Family genealogy books-
- Including: Spicer, Jerome, Strong, Barden/Bardeen, and Hepler
- Guide Books-
- The Genealogy Sourcebook, by Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo, 1997.
- The Genealogy Handbook: the complete guide to tracing your family tree, by Galford, Ellen,2001.
- The Official Guide to Ancestry.com, by Morgan, George G, 2008.
- Researching your Civil War Ancestors in Wisconsin, by Moore, Dennis R., 199o
- Locating Your Roots: discover your ancestors using land records, by Hatcher, Patricia Law, 2003
- Useful Links-
- Ancestry Library Edition, (available in-library only)
- Heritage Quest Online
- Newspaper Source Plus
- Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site
- Wisconsin Historical Society