History & Genealogy Information

Madison Area History

Madison Area History

History and Genealogy Web Sites

History and Genealogy Web Sites

Genealogy from Madison Public Library

Genealogy Resources at Madison Public Library

Genealogical Resources Bibliography (Books)

Obituary Information

Online Resources

Ancestry Library [connect] [more] [availability]
A public library version of the popular Ancestry.com that contains census data, passenger lists, and birth, marriage and death records. Search by name, by where a person lived or browse by region or states.

EBSCOhost logo
EBSCOhost [connect] [more] [availability]
EBSCOhost includes thousands of indexed magazines, many full-text, for over fifteen years. Magazine coverage ranges from the popular to the academic.

Gale Virtual Reference Library and Business Plans Handbook [connect] [more] [availability]
Access popular multi-volume reference books, including Business Plans Handbook; Encyclopedia of Education; Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law; Reference Guide to World Literature; Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice; and more.

HeritageQuest [connect] [more] [availability]
HeritageQuest provides access to genealogy records and books, including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, military rosters, and more.

History Reference Center [connect] [more] [availability]
Instant access to a full-text history reference database featuring reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, and history periodicals as well as thousands of historical documents, including photos.

LitFinder entry screen
LitFinder [connect] [more] [availability]
Includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. Also includes biographies, work summaries, photos, and a glossary.

Newspaper Archive entry screen
Newspaper Archive [connect] [more] [availability]
Historical newspapers from newspapers spanning over 200 years, including The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal and many other local papers.  An invaluable primary resource for historical research and a unique tool for genealogists.

Newspaper Source Plus [connect] [more] [availability]
Use Newspaper Source Plus to find full text for many U.S. and international newspapers, as well as full text television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, ABC News, and PBS.

Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids & Teens
Wisconsin's Digital Library For Kids and Teens [connect] [more] [availability]
Overdrive developed this new site just for Kids and Teens. It complements the main digital library site.

Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive
Wisconsin's Digital Library, Powered by Overdrive [connect] [more] [availability]
Download audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos directly to your computer or for use with a variety of devices. Fiction and nonfiction are included, and many popular titles are available.


Flipster Introducing Flipster™, Popular Magazines Online Anyone with a South Central Library System card (including all Madison Public Library cardholders) can now access 30 popular magazines using Flipster™ from EBSCO Information ...read more

Posted by Molly - Central on
April 2, 2015