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Genealogy Resources at Madison Public Library

The Madison area is rich in resources for the genealogist, and the Madison Public Library has a collection of materials to aid both the hobbyist and serious genealogist. For those just beginning their research, the following guide includes many useful titles about how to proceed with a genealogy search. Experienced researchers will find helpful, detailed sources, along with a list of other places to find information.

Books | Ethnic | Specialized | Internet | Videos | Directories | Biographical Directories | Census | Place Names | Peerage | Guides to Wisconsin Genealogical Collections | Wisconsin Bibliographies | Wisconsin Biographical Sources | Dane County & Madison Maps & Atlases | Dane County & Madison Histories and Biographies | Dane County & Madison Directories | Wisconsin Military Lists | Wisconsin Periodicals

 

Books

  • Crawford-Oppenheimer, Christine. LONG-DISTANCE GENEALOGY. Betterway Books, 2000. 929.1072073 C859L.
  • Croom, Emily Anne. THE GENEALOGIST'S COMPANION & SOURCEBOOK. Betterway Books, 1994. 929.1072073 C882g.
  • Doane, Gilbert Harry. SEARCHING FOR YOUR ANCESTORS: THE HOW AND WHY OF GENEALOGY. University of Minnesota Press, 1992. 929.1 D65s6.
  • Galford, Ellen. THE GENEALOGY HANDBOOK: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE. Reader's Digest, 2001. 929.1 G132g.
  • Greenwood, Val D. THE RESEARCHER'S GUIDE TO AMERICAN GENEALOGY. Genealogical Pub. Co., 2000. 929.1072073 G859r3
  • THE HANDY BOOK FOR GENEALOGISTS: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Everton Publishers, 1999. 929.1072073 H192h9.
  • Hinckley, Kathleen W. LOCATING LOST FAMILY MEMBERS & FRIENDS: MODERN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH TECHNIQUES FOR LOCATING THE PEOPLE OF YOUR PAST AND PRESENT. Betterway Books, 1999. 929.1072073 H582L.
  • Melnyk, Marcia Yannizze. THE WEEKEND GENEALOGIST: TIMESAVING TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE RESEARCH. Betterway Books, 2000. 929.1072073 M491w.
  • Neagles, James C. THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: A GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH. Ancestry Pub., 1990. 973.016 N249L.
  • Westin, Jeane Eddy. FINDING YOUR ROOTS: HOW TO TRACE YOUR ANCESTORS AT HOME AND ABROAD. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998. 929.1072073 W527f.

 

Ethnic

  • Anderson, Chris. A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR GERMANIC ANCESTORS. Betterway Books, 2000. 929.108931073 An23g.
  • Baxter, Angus. IN SEARCH OF YOUR CANADIAN ROOTS. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1999. 929.107271 B333i3.
  • Baxter, Angus. IN SEARCH OF YOUR EUROPEAN ROOTS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS IN EVERY COUNTRY IN EUROPE. Genealogical Pub. Co., 2001. 929.107204 B333i3.
  • Baxter, Angus. IN SEARCH OF YOUR GERMAN ROOTS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS IN THE GERMANIC AREAS OF EUROPE. Genealogical Pub. Co., 2001. 929.108931 B333i4.
  • Burroughs, Tony. BLACK ROOTS: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO TRACING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY TREE. Fireside Book, 2001. 929.108996073 B945b.
  • Grenham, John. TRACING YOUR IRISH ANCESTORS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1999. 929.3415 G865d2.
  • Herber, Mark D. ANCESTRAL TRAILS: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BRITISH GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998, c1997. 929.1072041 H414a.
  • Jamison, Sandra Lee. FINDING YOUR PEOPLE: AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR ROOTS. Perigee Books, 1999. 929.108996073 J247f.
  • Jonas, Linda. A. GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR SCOTTISH ANCESTORS: HOW TO FIND AND RECORD YOUR UNIQUE HERITAGE. Betterway Books, 2002. 929.10899163 J694g.
  • Milner, Paul. A. GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR ENGLISH ANCESTORS. Betterway Books, 2000. 929.1072041 M636g.
  • Nelson, Lynn. A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR ITALIAN ANCESTORS: HOW TO FIND AND RECORD YOUR UNIQUE HERITAGE. Betterway Books, 1997. 929.1072045 N334g.
  • Radford, Dwight A. A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR IRISH ANCESTORS. Betterway Books, 2001. 929.10899162 R118g.
  • Ryskamp, George R. FINDING YOUR HISPANIC ROOTS. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997. 929.1072046 R994f.
  • Woodtor, Dee. FINDING A PLACE CALLED HOME: A GUIDE TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENEALOGY AND HISTORICAL IDENTITY. Random House, 1999. 929.108996073 W868f.

For additional titles search the catalog under subject for name of country-genealogy or for name of group-genealogy, e.g. "Germany-genealogy" or "German-Americans-genealogy."

 

Specialized

  • Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO DISCOVERING YOUR FEMALE ANCESTORS: SPECIAL STRATEGIES FOR UNCOVERING HARD-TO-FIND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR FEMALE LINEAGE. Betterway Books, 1998. 929.1082 C21g.
  • Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. ORGANIZING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY SEARCH: EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE WAYS TO GATHER AND PROTECT YOUR GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH. Betterway Books, 1999. 929.1 C21o.
  • Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. YOUR GUIDE TO CEMETERY RESEARCH. Betterway Books, 2002. 929.5072073 C21y.
  • Croom, Emily Anne. THE UNPUZZLING YOUR PAST WORKBOOK: ESSENTIAL FORMS AND LETTERS FOR ALL GENEALOGISTS. Betterway Books, 1996. Reference *929.1072 C882u.
  • Schaefer, Christina K. THE HIDDEN HALF OF THE FAMILY: A SOURCEBOOK FOR WOMEN'S GENEALOGY. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1999. 929.1082 Sch13h.

 

Internet

  • Clifford, Karen. THE COMPLETE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO GENEALOGY, THE INTERNET, AND YOUR GENEALOGY COMPUTER PROGRAM. Genealogical Pub. Co., 2001. 929.10285 C612c.
  • Crowe, Elizabeth Powell. GENEALOGY ONLINE. McGraw-Hill, 2000. 929.10285 C886g 2000.
  • Helm, Matthew. GENEALOGY ONLINE FOR DUMMIES. IDG Books Worldwide, 1998. 929.10285 H369g.
  • Kemp, Thomas Jay. VIRTUAL ROOTS: A GUIDE TO GENEALOGY AND LOCAL HISTORY ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB. Scholarly Resources, 1997. 929.1028 K32v.
  • McClure, Rhonda R. THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO ONLINE GENEALOGY. Alpha, 2002. 929.10285 M132c2.
  • McClure, Rhonda R. THE GENEALOGIST'S COMPUTER COMPANION. Betterway Books, 2002. 929.20285 M132g.

For other titles search the catalog under subject for "genealogy-computer network resources," "genealogy-computer programs," or "genealogy-data processing." The Madison Public Library also offers recommended Internet resources for genealogy research.

 

Videos

ANCESTORS. KBYU, 1997. 929.1 An21a Video.

  • Tape 1, episodes 1 & 10. Getting started. Leaving a legacy.
  • Tape 2, episodes 2, 3, & 4. Looking at home. Gathering family stories. The paper trail.
  • Tape 3, episodes 6, 7, & 8. Military and census records. African-American research. Your medical heritage.
  • Tape 4, episodes 5 & 9. Libraries and archives. High-tech help.

DO YOUR FAMILY TREE. Horizon Home Video, 1991. 929.1 D649d Video.

DO YOUR FAMILY TREE, PART II: ADVANCED RESEARCH. Horizon Home Video, 1992. 929.1 D649da Video.

 

Directories

  • Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. DIRECTORY OF FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS. Genealogical Pub. Co., 2001. Reference *929.202573 B446d4.
  • Bentley, Elizabeth Petty. THE GENEALOGIST'S ADDRESS BOOK. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998. Reference *929.1072073 B446g4.
  • Colket, Meredith B. GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL RECORDS IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES. U. S. Government Printing Office, 1964. 929.3016 C682g.
  • DIRECTORY OF GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETIES IN THE US AND CANADA. 2002. Iron Gate Pub., 2002. Reference *929.102573 D628d 2002.
  • Gilmer, Lois C. GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH AND RESOURCES: A GUIDE FOR LIBRARY USE. American Library Association, 1988. 026.9293 G421g also Reference.
  • Hinckley, Kathleen W. LOCATING LOST FAMILY MEMBERS & FRIENDS: MODERN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH TECHNIQUES FOR LOCATING THE PEOPLE OF YOUR PAST AND PRESENT. Betterway Books, 1999. 929.1072073 H582L also Reference.
  • Kemp, Thomas Jay. THE AMERICAN CENSUS HANDBOOK. Scholarly Resources, 2001. Reference *929.10720973016 K32a.
  • THE LIBRARY: A GUIDE TO THE LDS FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY. Ancestry, 1988. 929.2016 L616Li also Reference.
  • Schaefer, Christina K. THE CENTER: A GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1996. 929.1072073 Sch13c also Reference.
  • Schaefer, Christina K. GUIDE TO NATURALIZATION RECORDS OF THE UNITED STATES. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997. Reference *929.373 Sch13g.
  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis. THE ARCHIVES: A GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES FIELD BRANCHES. Ancestry Publishing, 1988. 027.573 Sz71a also Reference.
  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis. THE SOURCE: A GUIDEBOOK OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY. Ancestry, 1997. Reference *929.1072073 Sz71s2.
  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis. THEY BECAME AMERICANS: FINDING NATURALIZATION RECORDS AND ETHNIC ORIGINS. Ancestry, 1998. Reference *929.1072073 Sz71t.

 

Biographical Directories

  • Falk, Byron A. PERSONAL NAME INDEX TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES INDEX," 1851-1974. 22 vols. Roxbury Data Interface, 1976. Reference *071.471 F186p.
  • Holmes, Frank R., comp. DIRECTORY OF THE ANCESTRAL HEADS OF NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES, 1620-1700. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1964. Reference *929.1 H735d.
  • Kaminkow, Jack. A LIST OF EMIGRANTS FROM ENGLAND TO AMERICA, 1718-1759. Magna Charta Book Co., 1964. Reference *973.2 K128L.
  • PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1538-1900: BEING A GUIDE TO PUBLISHED LISTS OF ARRIVALS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. 3 vols. Gale Research Co., 1988. Reference *929.373 P266p2.
  • Pope, Charles Henry. THE PIONEERS OF MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1623 TO 1660; A DESCRIPTIVE LIST, DRAWN FROM RECORDS OF THE COLONIES, TOWNS, CHURCHES, COURTS AND OTHER CONTEMPORARY SOURCES. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1965. Reference *929.1 P81p.
  • Pope, Charles Henry. THE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS; A DESCRIPTIVE LIST, DRAWN FROM RECORDS OF THE COLONIES, TOWNS, AND CHURCHES, AND OTHER CONTEMPORANEOUS DOCUMENTS. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1965. Reference *929.1 P81pi.
  • Schaefer, Christina K. GENEALOGICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE COLONIAL AMERICAS: A COMPLETE DIGEST OF THE RECORDS OF ALL THE COUNTRIES OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998. Reference *929.37 Sch13g.
  • Whittemore, Henry. GENEALOGICAL GUIDE TO THE EARLY SETTLERS OF AMERICA, WITH A BRIEF HISTORY OF THOSE OF THE FIRST GENERATION AND REFERENCES TO THE VARIOUS LOCAL HISTORIES, AND OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION WHERE ADDITIONAL DATA MAY BE FOUND. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1967. Reference *929.20973 W618g
  • BIOGRAPHY AND GENEALOGY MASTER INDEX. Online only. Ask for assistance at Reference Desk.

 

Census

  • FEDERAL POPULATION AND MORTALITY SCHEDULES, 1790-1910, IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND THE STATES, SPECIAL LIST 24. National Archives and Records Administration, 1986. Microfiche. Reference Desk.
  • Thorndale, William. MAP GUIDE TO THE U.S. FEDERAL CENSUSES, 1790-1920. Genealogical Pub. Co., 1987. Reference *911.73 T393m.
  • United States. Census Office. HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790. U. S. Government Printing Office, 1908. Reference Storage *312 Un35….

 

Place Names

  • THE CENTURY DICTIONARY AND CYCLOPEDIA. VOL. XII: ATLAS. The Century Co., 1911. Reference Storage *423 C33 v.3.
  • THE COLUMBIA GAZETTEER OF THE WORLD. 3 vols. Columbia University Press, 1998. Reference Desk *910.3 C723c 1998.
  • Room, Adrian. PLACE-NAME CHANGES 1900-1991. Scarecrow Press, 1993. Reference *910.3 R674p.

 

Peerage

  • BURKE'S FAMILY INDEX. Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976. Reference *929.1 B917b.
  • BURKE'S GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC HISTORY OF THE PEERAGE, BARONETAGE AND KNIGHTAGE. Burke's Peerage Limited, 1970. Reference *929.72 B917bp.
  • BURKE'S PRESIDENTIAL FAMILIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Burke's Peerage Limited, 1975. 973.0992 B917b also Reference.
  • DEBRETT'S PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE. Debrett's Peerage; St. Martin's Press, 1990. Reference *929.72 D353d2.

 

Guides to Wisconsin Genealogical Collections

  • Dankey, James. GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE RESOURCES OF THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986, rev. ed. 026.9293775 St29g also Local Materials Reference.
  • Doering, Anita Taylor. GUIDE TO LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY RESOURCES: SOURCES IN THE WINDING RIVERS LIBRARY SYSTEM, WISCONSIN: SELECTED SOURCES IN HOUSTON, OLMSTED & WINONA COUNTIES, MINNESOTA. La Crosse Public Library, 1995. 026.929309775 D673g also Local Materials Reference.
  • Fox, Michael J. MAPS AND ATLASES SHOWING LAND OWNERSHIP IN WISCONSIN: IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1978. Local Materials Reference *912.775016 F832m.
  • GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL COLLECTIONS IN THE MILWAUKEE METROPOLITAN AREA. Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee, 1995. Local Materials Reference *929.377595 G941g.
  • Herrick, Linda M. CEMETERY LOCATIONS IN WISCONSIN. Origins, 1998. 929.509775 H434c also Local Materials Reference.
  • Ryan, Carol Ward. SEARCHING FOR YOUR WISCONSIN ANCESTORS IN THE WISCONSIN LIBRARIES. Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, 2001. 929.3775 R952s3 also Local Materials Reference.
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin. GUIDE TO THE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 1944. Local Materials Reference *091 W75g.
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin. GUIDE TO THE WISCONSIN JEWISH ARCHIVES AT THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSIN. 1974. Local Materials Reference *917.7506924016 W753g.
  • Wilson, Victoria. GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO EAST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. Kinseeker Publications, 1987. Local Materials Reference *929.3775 W698g,EC.
  • Wilson, Victoria. GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN. Kinseeker Publications, 1987. 929.3775 W698g,NE also Local Materials Reference.
  • Wilson, Victoria. GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN. Kinseeker Publications, 1987. 929.3775 W698g,NW also Local Materials Reference.
  • Wilson, Victoria. GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN. Kinseeker Publications, 1987. Local Materials Reference *929.3775025 W698g.
  • Wilson, Victoria. GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO SOUTHWESTERN WISCONSIN. Kinseeker Publications, 1987. 929.3775 W698g,SW also Local Materials Reference.
  • Wilson, Victoria. GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. Kinseeker Publications, 1987. 929.3775 W698g,WC also Local Materials Reference.

 

Wisconsin Bibliographies

  • Hansen, James L. WISCONSIN NEWSPAPERS, 1833-1850: AN ANALYTICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1979. Local Materials Reference *071.75016 H19.
  • Paul, Barbara Dotts. WISCONSIN HISTORY: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Greenwood Press, 1999. Local Materials Reference *977.5016 P281w.
  • Schereck, William J. A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE HISTORY OF DANE COUNTY: BASED ON THE COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Office of Local History, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1969. Local Materials Reference *977.58 Sch28b.
  • Schlinkert, Leroy. SUBJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WISCONSIN HISTORY. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1947, c1946. Local Materials Reference *016.97 Sch3.
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin. GUIDE TO WISCONSIN NEWSPAPERS, 1833-1957. 1958. Local Materials Reference *070 Oe5.

 

Wisconsin Periodicals

  • THE CAPITAL TIMES, Dec. 15, 1917 to date.
  • THE DAILY CARDINAL, 1892 to 1965; Sept. 1966 to May 1968-incomplete; March 1970 to date.
  • ISTHMUS, June 1984 to date.
  • WISCONSIN MAGAZINE OF HISTORY, Sept. 1917 to date, with index.
  • WISCONSIN STATE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTERS, June 1971 to 1972; June 1975 to date; with index.
  • WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, Sept. 30, 1852, to date; with index, May 1966-April 1996. Obituaries indexed 1960 to date.

 

Wisconsin Biographical Sources

  • SOME PIONEER FAMILIES OF WISCONSIN: AN INDEX. 3 vols. Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, 1977, 1987, 2002. Local Materials Reference *929.3775 So52s.
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin. DICTIONARY OF WISCONSIN BIOGRAPHY. 1960. 900 D57 also Local Materials Reference.
  • THE UNITED STATES BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY AND PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT AND SELF-MADE MEN; WISCONSIN VOLUME. American Biographical Publishing Co., 1877. Local Materials Reference *900 Am35.

 

Wisconsin Military Lists

  • Gregory, John Goadby. WISCONSIN'S GOLD STAR LIST; SOLDIERS, SAILORS, MARINES, AND NURSES FROM THE BADGER STATE WHO DIED IN THE FEDERAL SERVICE DURING THE WORLD WAR. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1925. Local Materials Reference *977.5 G86w.
  • MADISON MEN AND WOMEN IN THE SERVICES, DECEMBER 7, 1941 - DECEMBER 31, 1945. 5 vols. Local Materials Reference Storage *977.58 M26.
  • Moore, Dennis R. RESEARCHING YOUR CIVIL WAR ANCESTORS IN WISCONSIN. Bivouac Publications, 1994. 929.108697 M782r also Local Materials Reference.
  • Wisconsin. Adjutant-general's Office. ROSTER OF WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS, WAR OF THE REBELLION, 1861-1865. Democrat Printing Co., state printers, 1886. Local Materials Reference *973.7477 W75r.
  • Wisconsin. Adjutant-general's Office. WISCONSIN VOLUNTEERS, WAR OF THE REBELLION, 1861-1865, ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. Democrat Printing Co., 1914. Local Materials Reference *973.7477 W75w.
  • Wisconsin Soldiers Reunion Association. WISCONSIN SOLDIERS AND SAILORS REUNION ROSTER, CONTAINING THE POSTOFFICE ADDRESS, OCCUPATION AND NAME OF EVERY WISCONSIN SOLDIER AND SAILOR NOW LIVING…ALSO THE NAME OF EVERY WISCONSIN SOLDIER WHO PERISHED IN THE WAR…ALSO, A COMPLETE ROSTER OF WISCONSIN'S ARMED MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS…TOGETHER WITH…HISTORICAL SKETCHES, PERSONAL REMINISCENCES AND ANECDOTES OF WISCONSIN MEN IN THE WAR… Star Steam Job and Book Printing House, 1880. Local Materials Reference *973.7475 W753w 2000.

 

Dane County and Madison Histories and Biographies

  • BISHOPS TO BOOTLEGGERS: A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO RESURRECTION CEMETERY, MADISON, WISCONSIN: MORE OF THE ORDINARY AND THE FAMOUS WOMEN AND MEN WHO SHAPED MADISON AND THE WORLD. Historic Madison, Inc., 1999. 920.077583 B541b also Local Materials Reference.
  • Durrie, Daniel S. A HISTORY OF MADISON, THE CAPITAL OF WISCONSIN; INCLUDING THE FOUR LAKE COUNTRY. [Atwood & Culver, printers], 1874. Local Materials Reference Storage *977.58 D93.
  • FOREST HILL CEMETERY: A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO FOREST HILL CEMETERY, MADISON, WISCONSIN: THE ORDINARY AND FAMOUS WOMEN AND MEN WHO SHAPED MADISON AND THE WORLD. Revised & expanded edition. Historic Madison, Inc., 2002. 2 vols. 920.077583 F761f2 also Local Materials Reference.
  • HISTORY OF DANE COUNTY: BIOGRAPHICAL AND GENEALOGICAL. Western Historical Association, 1906. Local Materials Reference *977.583 H629.
  • HISTORY OF DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN…PRECEDED BY A HISTORY OF WISCONSIN, STATISTICS OF THE STATE, AND AN ABSTRACT OF ITS LAWS AND CONSTITUTION AND OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. Western Historical Company, 1880. Local Materials Reference *977.583 W52h.
  • Keyes, Elisha W. HISTORY OF DANE COUNTY. Western Historical Association, 1906. Local Materials Reference *977.583 K52h.
  • MADISON, DANE COUNTY AND SURROUNDING TOWNS: BEING A HISTORY AND GUIDE TO PLACES OF SCENIC BEAUTY AND HISTORICAL NOTE…EARLY INTERCOURSE OF THE SETTLERS WITH THE INDIANS…WITH A COMPLETE LIST OF COUNTY SUPERVISORS AND OFFICERS, AND LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS… Dane County Historical Society, 1978. 977.583 M265m also Local Materials Reference.
  • Mollenhoff, David V. MADISON, A HISTORY OF THE FORMATIVE YEARS. Kendall/Hunt, 1982. 917.7584 M736m also Local Materials Reference.
  • 1905 WISCONSIN STATE CENSUS - DANE COUNTY. Microfilm. Local Materials Reference. The Madison Public Library has historical information for some other Wisconsin counties.

 

Dane County and Madison Directories

  • DANE COUNTY DIRECTORY, 1918-1947 (not available for every year). Local Materials Reference Storage *917.758 D198.
  • MADISON CITY DIRECTORY, 1866-1991. Local Materials Reference *917.758 M26. 1992 to date. *917.75830025 P759p.
  • MADISON TELEPHONE DIRECTORY, 1945, 1949 to date. Local Materials Reference *917.758025 M26ma.