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Provide a snail mail address to your local or regional libraries, along with a phone number, fax number, email address, and web site if possible. Anything special such as an exceptional genealogical section, lookup services, etc. would be terrific things to add.


Ask for volunteers. If they own the publication, they can perform lookups without violating copyright laws. Until you have a few folks performing lookups, there are sites that offer FREE lookups from CDs: Ancestral Findings, Genealogical FTM CDs, and World Family Tree CDs. There are also sites devoted to books... Books We Own is one.


Add some scanned maps of your county, or add a link to a map of your county generated by the U.S. Censusí Tiger Mapping Service. Another free mapping service with attractive maps is Microsoftís Expedia. These maps can be freely linked to, or you can download them to your site. Check Expediaís acceptable use policy since there are some limitations. Donít forget to look at the WIGenWeb Maps & Gazetteers page, and the U.S. Digital Map Library for Wisconsin maps.


Provide a list of military units/regiments that served from your county. Include links to them if they are on-line. Check out the WI Military Page for the links we have found.


  • Links for local Chambers of Commerce
  • Photographs of local historical points of interest or notables
  • Local Government Information
  • Local Weather Stickers (kind of fun) ~ two sources are Weather Underground or

Neighboring Counties

It is very helpful to researchers and a courtesy to other County Coordinators to include links to all the counties that surround your county. If neighboring counties are in another state, it is helpful to link to that stateís page.

Personal Genealogy Web Pages

Add links to individual researcherís genealogical websites that have connections to your county. You can quickly add some by doing a search at Infoseek on "+county name" +Wisconsin +Genealogy. As time goes by, folks will email you asking you to add their site.

Schools, Colleges & Universities

You can obtain a list of some schools in your county from the USGS Geographic Name Information System. Later, links, records and transcriptions can be added as data is received. Consider submitting school data to the WIGenWeb Archives for permanent storage. If you are interested in this alternative, review the Archives Guidelines for archiving data. Here are some Wisconsin Universities & Colleges.

Tip: A local phone book will help you out with finding current schools.

Surname Registry & Research

A surname list was extremely helpful when in the past all queries were maintained manually. Unforunately, it was very time consuming for the CC. Due to the advanced auto-query and surname search engines now available, this feature is no longer necessary although you may decide to use it anyway.

County Coordinators are often asked for help in research by surname. There are many sites on the internet, so we have made a list of a few of them as a tool for individual researchers and County Coordinators alike.

  • Rootsweb Surname List
  • RootsWeb Surname/Family Email Lists
  • Search the USGenWeb Archives
  • Cyndiís List Mailing Lists & Newsgroups
  • Cyndiís List Surnames, etc.
  • GenForum Surname Boards
  • Rootsweb Surname Helper
  • GenConnect Global Surname Search

    This is by no means all of the searches available. If you have some good ones, send the URL to Kelly Mullins for inclusion in this index.

    Thank You

    Thank the entity that is providing web space for your county page (even if you are paying for it), and include their logo graphic (if one is available). If your page is hosted on RootsWeb, their graphics can be found here.

    While your at it, donít forget to thank any volunteers helping you with your county page, transcribers, people who submit information, maps and graphics, and the visitors themselves.


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    State Coordinator: Tina Vickery
    Assistant State Coordinator: Marcia Ann Kuehl

    Copyright © 1999 Kelly Mullins, WIGenWeb Webmistress
    Special thanks to Vicki Wilson, Wisconsin's previous State Coordinator.

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