Last updated February 1, 2012


Waushara County Historical & Genealogy Society
221 South St. Marie Street
Wautoma, Wisconsin 54982
Museum - (920) 787-7584 call during open hours


Genealogy Sessions at the Wautoma Public Library

     Genealogy sessions will be held on the 2nd and 4th Monday and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. for those interested in learning about what we have at the library and the rules for using the genealogy computer. We want to get to know what questions you may have and what you need help with. Learn about free websites, and where to find information to help your family research. Beginners and experienced genealogists of all ages are invited. Our genealogist will get to know what you need help with and what lessons to have ready. The goal is to have genealogy classes at the library about three times a month. If you have any questions you may contact Bruce Runnels at the museum on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. at 920-787-7584, or e-mail or contact Dee Zillhart at

Museum & Research Area

     We are able to assist you in searching family records, setting up family books, organizing your records and more! Working on your family tree? We can help. We are always busy working on additions to our records. Stop in and see what we have or what can do to help. We are always looking for additions to our family files. Have you added your's yet?

     We have internet access to and other paid websites. We also have access to obituaries of people that may not be buried in the county but may have been affiliated with Waushara at one time. A master list of burials in all of the Waushara county cemeteries is also available. This listing gives the name of the deceased along with the cemetery the deceased is buried in. We are continuously updating our records.

 Records available in the museum:

Glass negatives from local photographer 1900-1930ís
School books: 1851 - 1958 - not complete.
Family photos and personal letters that have been donated.
Partial listing of Waushara County Marriages. 
Cemetery listings, court cases, teachers listings, some
town histories, civil war members, church records,
board meetings, scrapbooks, Wis. History Magazine.
 Plat books: 1906-present.  Large Plat maps: 1876, 1896, 1906, 1929.
School locations map. Post office listings.
And many, many obituaries from area newspapers.

And many more items every week.
Too many things to mention. Stop in and take a look?

Also available at the museum for research only and are not for sale or loan.

Come Back in Time: Vol. 1, II, III.  By Elaine Reetz

Index to Portrait & Biographical Album of Green Lake, Marquette& Waushara Co.

Donations, which help to maintain our records and to continue our
serve to the community, are always welcome!

We have the following books for sale

The World at My Door by Marjorie Rawson $30.00 each

History and Memories - Portage County Belmont Township Vol. II $20.00 each

Wisconsin - Land of Change - An Illustrated History by Shiela Reaves $35.00 each

Fall Museum Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Open for research
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Open of tours, history & genealogical research
Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Museum open by appointment only.

Waushara County Historical Society
Genealogy Department
P.O. Box 616
Wautoma, WI. 54982
920-787-7584 call during open hours

     For inquiries contact us through our email at OR through writing to the  mailing address at P.0. Box 616, Wautoma, WI 54982.

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