Local History Resources


Local History Room

The Reedsburg Library accepts donations of family histories, local cookbooks and other books of local interest for its collections.

Local History Room Offers: Family Histories, Cemetery Guides, Birth/Marriage/Obituary Index, City Residential Guide, Historic Photographic Collection, County Plat Books, Pamphlet File, Misc. Local History Books, Microfilm Collection

Index to births, deaths & marriages in local papers

Reedsburg Newspapers:(Digitized content in-library only)

  • Reedsburg Free Press (1860-1861,1872-1939),
  • Reedsburg Herald (1856-1858),
  • Reedsburg Times (1898-1939),
  • Reedsburg Times Press (1939-present),
  • Reedsburg Report (1995-1999),
  • Reedsburg Independent (1999-present)

Other Newspapers:

  • Rock Springs Townsmen (1949-1950),
  • LaValle Advertiser (1939),
  • LaValle Weekly (1940-1941),
  • LaValle Sentry ( 1949-1950)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Atlases
More available from State Historical Society

US Census for Reedsburg & Surrounding Areas

City Directories

Family Histories

Plat Books

School Yearbooks

Church Histories

Researching your Reedsburg Home

Wisconsin Blue Book Collection

Digital Books available online

Local Resources & Organizations

Local Historical Projects