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Genealogy

A historic family portrait from the Monarch Digital Collection

Genealogy Databases

African American Experience

The African American Experience

Covers African American history and its relation to U.S. history through published articles, essays, objects and artifacts, ideas and movements, images, documents, and other historical and culturally valuable sources.

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Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com

Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

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HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources for college-level and adult researchers.

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History Reference Center

History Reference Center

History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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Latino American Experience

Latino American Experience

Provides learners with far more than history lessons with facts and figures. It tells of the Latino experience first-hand, through the voices of Latino authors and contributors.

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The African American Experience

The African American Experience

Covers African American history and its relation to U.S. history through published articles, essays, objects and artifacts, ideas and movements, images, documents, and other historical and culturally valuable sources.

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Reference Resources

The following reference items are available for viewing on the library's second floor.

Photograph of the Hartenberger brothers in their WWI military uniforms in Sheboygan in 1918.

Sheboygan & the Wars

Information about individuals from Sheboygan/Sheboygan County and their involvement in the various military endeavors of the United States. The entire collection covers the time period from 1899 through 1945 and the Wisconsin National Guard, Civil War, World War I, and World War II for Sheboygan/Sheboygan County.

A photo of Grace Episcopal Church in Sheboygan in 1890.

Churches

Our collection holds many histories and commemorative editions for churches in the city and county. We also have two microfilm reels that contain church records. 

Newspapers

Mead has a variety of newspapers on microfilm in English and German that have been published in Sheboygan County since 1838. The Sheboygan Press articles relevant to Sheboygan were indexed by Mead librarians from the 1940s through 2008.

City Directories & Phone Books

City and county residents names, addresses, and telephone numbers going back to the late 1800s. The phonebook holdings go back to 1957.

Census Records

Mead owns microfilm copies of the United States Census of Wisconsin for the years 1820 through 1920, excluding the 1890 census which was destroyed by fire. The library also has Wisconsin state census on microfilm.

Yearbooks

Mead owns yearbooks covering North, South, Central, Lutheran, and Christian high schools. 

Atlases, Maps & Platbooks

Historical maps of Sheboygan County back to the mid-1800s. The map case also has topographical maps of all Wisconsin quadrants.

Passenger & Immigration Lists

Indexes to immigration lists and passenger lists from the 1500s to the 1940s.

Family Genealogies

We gratefully accept donations of family histories and genealogies of past and present Sheboygan area residents.

Sheboygan Community Profiles

The collection contains information on Sheboygan County business, industry, government, education, recreation, and the arts.