History & Genealogy Information

Madison Area History

Madison Area History

History and Genealogy Web Sites

History and Genealogy Web Sites

Genealogy from Madison Public Library

Genealogy Resources at Madison Public Library

Genealogical Resources Bibliography (Books)

Obituary Information

Online Resources

Ancestry Library [connect] [more] [availability]
A public library version of the popular Ancestry.com that contains census data, passenger lists, and birth, marriage and death records. Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states.

Digital Public Library of America home page
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) [connect] [more] [availability]
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to all.

EBSCOhost logo
EBSCOhost [connect] [more] [availability]
EBSCOhost includes thousands of indexed magazines, many full-text, for over fifteen years. Magazine coverage ranges from the popular to the academic.

HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest [connect] [more] [availability]
HeritageQuest provides access to genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, military rosters, and more.

History Reference Center [connect] [more] [availability]
Instant access to a full-text history reference database featuring reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, including photos.

LitFinder entry screen
LitFinder [connect] [more] [availability]
Includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photos, and a glossary.

Newspaper Archive entry screen
Newspaper Archive [connect] [more] [availability]
Historical newspapers from newspapers spanning over 200 years, including The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal and many other local papers.  An invaluable primary resource for historical research and a unique tool for genealogists.

Newspaper Source Plus [connect] [more] [availability]
Use Newspaper Source Plus to find full text for many U.S. and international newspapers, as well as full text television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, ABC News, and PBS.

Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids & Teens
Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids and Teens [connect] [more] [availability]
Overdrive developed this new site just for Kids and Teens. It complements the main digital library site.

Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive
Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive [connect] [more] [availability]
Download audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos directly to your computer or for use with a variety of devices. Fiction and nonfiction are included, and many popular titles are available.

Features

Trace Your Family History Trace Your Family History Your Madison Public Library card grants you FREE access to powerful genealogy tools like HeritageQuest Online. Whether you are just beginning family research or have spent years ...read more

Posted by Kristen C. on
March 12, 2016
Research Investments & Stocks Online You can become financially savvy by logging into the Morningstar Investment Research Center, FREE with your library card. The Investment Research Center is an easy to navigate ...read more

Posted by Kristen C. on
March 3, 2016
Read magazines digitally with Flipster Read Magazines from Your Phone or Tablet Did you know you could access an entire digital collection of your favorite magazine titles for FREE with your library card? With Flipster, it’s simple to select your favorite ...read more

Posted by Kristen C. on
February 24, 2016