Archives & Genealogy The Wisconsin Room contains a variety of materials available for research on Crawford County, Prairie du Chien, and area residents. Materials include microfilm, census records, printed self-published genealogies and various printed material including photographs. All of the material is non-circulating.
Microfilm Prairie du Chien Newspapers Patriot, September 22, 1846 – August 13, 1851 The Courier, May 19, 1852 – May 21, 1853; May 22, 1856 – December 30, 1866; January 25, 1870 – December 2004 Leader, July 18, 1857 – July 1860 The Union, March 18, 1864 – August 4, 1865; January 27, 1871 – January 1, 1914 Crawford County Press, September 8, 1871 – May 23, 1873; October 20, 1915 – August 28, 1918 The Prairie Spy, 1963, 1964 Census Records Federal Census for Crawford County – 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Wisconsin State Census for Crawford County – 1895, 1905 Fort Crawford Post Returns 1816-1856
Print Material Printed Self-published Genealogies Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Collections, Volumes I – XX Wisconsin Magazine of History, scattered volumes 1939 – Present Crawford County History of Crawford and Richland Counties, 1884, Index Southwestern Wisconsin Old Crawford County, Volumes I-IV, 1932 Post Offices and Postmasters of Early Crawford County, Wisconsin, 2000 Rural Schools of Crawford County, 2002 Prairie du Chien Prairie du Chien: French, British, American. Peter Scanlan, 1937 Old Fort Crawford. Bruce Mahan, 1926 The Grand Council and Treaty at Prairie du Chien, 1925. Ch. Abele History Tales from Prairie du Chien, Volumes 1 and 2. Martin Dyrud Miscellaneous Prairie du Chien Directories and Telephone Books Schools Prairie du Chien High School Yearbooks 1911 – Present Campion Jesuit High School Yearbooks 1925 – 1975 Campion Jesuit High School Directories 1939 – 1975 St. Mary’s Academy, The Black Hawk Quarterly, June 1922 – 1938 St. Mary’s Academy, The Lantern Yearbook, 1963, 1967, 1968 Indexes Marriages from The Union 1874 – 1888 Obituaries from The Union 1864 – 1888 Burials – St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery Miscellaneous 19th century of editions of books written by residents of Prairie du Chien 19th ephemera written by and/or about residents of Prairie du Chien Local imprints on various topics of Crawford County and Prairie du Chien history Vertical file of newspaper clippings
And so much more! Come in and check it out during our regular business hours!
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