Genealogy-related databases and internet resources including access to HeritageQuest, Ancestry Library Edition, Sanborn Maps, Family Search and much more to assist you with your genealogy research.
Ancestry Library Edition (available on any Internet computer at the library)
With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition is the most comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research available. Included in Ancestry Library Edition are the digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index and much more.
HeritageQuest Online (Library Bar Code Required)
Provides access to one of the largest collections of genealogy material in the country. Included are over 25,000 word-searchable family and local histories; searchable versions of all available U. S. Federal Census (1790-1930) with completely new indexes created by HeritageQuest; and more.
Sanborn Maps (Digital) (Eau Claire Library Card Needed)
These Wisconsin fire insurance maps give a wealth of historical information; locations of buildings, owners names, type and purpose of structures, often the date the building was built, building capacity etc. in a large -scale map format. The maps for Eau Claire are dated 1883, 1885, 1889, 1897 and 1931.
ACCESS NewspaperArchive (BadgerLink)
Contains millions of searchable, full-text newspaper pages, dating back to the 1700's. The database uses a PDF format to preserve the original context and format of the newspapers. Several Wisconsin papers are available using this database including historic Eau Claire newspapers from 1858-1923.
Wisconsin Genealogy Index
Search more than 150,000 Wisconsin obituaries published before 1999 as well as over 1,000,000 births, 400,000 deaths and over 1,000,000 marriages before September, 1907.
A user-friendly genealogical database that may be the largest collection of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world. This is a product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).
One of the largest collections of cemeteries on the Web, Cemetery Junction list U.S cemeteries alphabetically by state and searchable by name. Also included are links to tombstone articles, boituaries and wills, funeral homes and more.
Contains thousands of transcriptions of cemetery records and tombstone inscriptions from cemeteries in the United States and around the world.
Genealogical Charts and Records
From Brigham Young University downloadable forms in PDF format of Pedigree Charts, Family Group Records, Source Notes and more.
Genealogy How-To Articles
Articles and information on locating different types of family information and getting started in genealogy.
From the State Historical Society, the site includes links to the Wisconsin Genealogy Index, Wisconsin Historical Collections, historic images, and more.
Genealogy from the National Archives and Records Administration
Provides information aids, guides and research tools to prepare for a visit to an NARA facility or for reguesting information from NARA.
National Obituary Archive
The world's largest repository of obituaries and death records with over 55 million individual entries on file.