Historical Societies and Other Resources

A List of Historical Societies and other addresses to aid in your research

This page was last modified Feb. 11, 2000

Kewaunee County Historical Society
c/o Kewaunee County Jail Museum
Court House Square
Kewaunee, WI 54216
Open Memorial Day through Labor Day 10:30 to 4:30 or by appointment by calling (920) 388-3858
A listing of what's for sale at Historical Society

Algoma Chamber of Commerce
1226 Lake Street
Algoma, WI 54201
800-498-4888 or 920-487-2041


Kewaunee Chamber of Commerce
800-666-8214        920-388-4822      Fax 920-388-4901

The Upper Midwest Historian
Published by a Kewaunee Publisher
Abacus Associates
PO Box 103
Kewaunee, Wisconsin, 54216-0103

The cost per subscription is only $15.00 per year. The journal covers 7 states in the upper midwest - Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.  A sample issue is $8.00 prepaid.

The web site is http://www.joes.com/home/book_list.

HOW TO TRACE YOUR ROOTS: For the Beginning Family Historian
by Mary Haegele
Kewaunee's local author and historian has done it again with a book to help beginners sort out where they are going and how to get there with their family genealogy quest.  Only $10.00 from
Abacus Associates, P.O. Box 103, Kewaunee, WI 54216-0103 

Bay Area Genealogical Computer Interest Group
Bay Area Genealogical Society
Myra Michaletz
1278 Rigedale Ct.
Green Bay, WI 54304-2322

Peninsula Belgian American Club
1255 N 12th Pl
Sturgeon Bay  WI 54235 
(920) 743-4973
Contact:  Kim Potier Davis, Secretary-Treasurer  kmpd@charter.net

The Peninsula Belgian American Club, located in Namur, Wisconsin, is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1964 for the purpose of keeping our Belgian heritage alive.

Since 1972, we have made biennial exchange visits with our "sister" club in Belgium, the Wallonie-Wisconsin Society. Our members have visited the birthplaces of their Belgian ancestors---those who left their homeland and settled in northeast Wisconsin in the 1850s, 60s, and 70s. Information on future exchange visits, including our next trip to Belgium in 2002, can be found on our website.

If you are interested in becoming a Member, or would like further information on our club, you can contact Kim Potier Davis. 

Books that we have available for purchase are:

"The History of the Belgian Settlements in Door, Kewaunee and Brown Counties" at $6 per copy, which includes shipping and handling.

"Belgian American Heritage -- Customs and Cookbook" by Margaret Draize at $18 per copy plus shipping and handling. This 126 pg. book is designed to take the reader through a whole year of cooking, traditions, old sayings to predict the weather, and holidays, as well as seasonal cuisine, canning ideas, home remedies, with explanations to give the reader a better understanding of the various situations.

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
2109 Twentieth Avenue
Monroe, WI 53566 

Wisconsin State Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-3421

The research collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin are divided between its library and its archives divisions. The library houses printed materials, while the Archives maintains the original records for Wisconsin government jurisdictions.

 Several guides have been published that describe the excellent collections at this society. A helpful introductory guide is James P. Danky, ed., Genealogical Research: An Introduction to the Resources of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1986; FHL book 977.55 Al no. 91).

 The Society houses collections of regional interest at Area Research Centers. In addition to the library in Madison, regional centers are located at Northland College in Ashland and at the University of Wisconsin in these cities:

 Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Menominee, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Parkside, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Superior, Whitewater. 

 Wisconsin Slovak Historical Society
Cudahy, WI 53110-0164 

National Genealogical Society
4527 Seventeenth Street North
Arlington, Virginia 22207-2399
Members of the NGS/Computer Interest Group prepare and run Computer Labs and a Computer Learning Center at the NGS Annual Conference in the States and provide technical support and information on genealogical computing to individuals and organizations. NGS members and non-members contribute articles to the NGS/CIG Digest.

The NGS/CIG is the Moderator for the National Genealogical and Genealogical Software Conferences, and electronic bulletin board system that serves as a clearing house for genealogists throughout the United States. The NGS/CIG also has a bulletin board at 703-528-2612 running at 14,400 bps (8N1). The bulletin board is open to NGS members and the public at large. 

 Diocese of Green Bay
1910 South Webster Avenue
PO Box 66
Green Bay, WI 54301 


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