Genealogy & History
Resources available through the MORE system
You may need to provide your library barcode number to use these resources.
Ancestry Library Edition – *Available for use only while using library wifi or public computers. Search billions of records and discover your family’s story.
HeritageQuest – a package of 6 resources, including 1790-1930 census images, the PERSI index of over 2.3 million articles and more.
Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers – over 1 billion newspaper articles from historical newspapers all over the U.S., including the Prescott Paraclete (1855), the Prescott Transcript (1855-1861) and the Prescott Patriot (1871). Click on the Badgerlink icon to access this amazing database.
Recollection Wisconsin – over 75,000 digitized photographs, diaries, letters, articles, books and more from Wisconsin libraries, museums, historical societies and archives.
Ellis Island/Port of New York Records – Immigration history center with genealogy research and recording tools.
Internet Public Library Genealogy topic list – links to dozens of genealogy resources on the Internet, including free and fee-based resources.
Local and Regional Resources
The Journal: Pierce County’s Newspaper
University of Wisconsin – River Falls Area Research Center
Prescott Area Historical Society – Meets quarterly at the Welcome & Heritage Center. For information call 715-262-4043.
Pierce County Historical Association Publishes a quarterly newsletter that is available at the library.
- 130 N. Chestnut St., P.O. Box 148, Ellsworth, WI 54011Tel.: 715-273-6611
- Website: www.piercecountyhistorical.org
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society
- P.O. Box 396, River Falls, WI 54022
- Email: ThePipost@gmail.com
- Publishes a quarterly newsletter that is available at the library.
Pierce County WIGenWeb Project
ADRC: Aging and Disability Resource Center of Pierce County.
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Prescott Public Library
800 Borner Street North
Prescott, WI 54021
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