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Resources: Wisconsin

On-site Resources

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.


Books about "Wisconsin"

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Wisconsin map

Wisconsin Collection

The Wisconsin Collection at MCPL Wausau includes nonfiction items related to Marathon County and Wisconsin. This includes nonfiction books, microfiche, family genealogies, maps and more. MCPL On-site Genealogy Wisconsin Local History Marathon County

Wisconsin Tax Forms

From January through April every year, a selection of the most commonly used Wisconsin state tax forms and publications are available at all MCPL locations. (Note: Supplies are limited! Call ahead to ensure we have the documents you need.) Otherwise, most forms and publications can be printed via the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue... Government Taxes Wisconsin MCPL Web On-site

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

Central Wisconsin Digitization Project

Central Wisconsin Digitization Project

Digitized original sources and historical artifacts published online by a consortium of Wisconsin libraries, historical societies, genealogical societies and museums committed to preserving the history of Marathon County and Lincoln County. History Wisconsin Marathon County MCPL Online
Sandborn fire map

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Wisconsin Communities

Meticulously detailed, color-keyed street maps created for all sizes of cities and villages, Sanborn Maps helped insurance agents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries determine the degree of fire hazard associated with a particular property. Most maps date between 1883 and 1930. Physical maps are held at MCPL Wausau, but online versions are accessible... (read more) Local History History Marathon County Wisconsin MCPL Online

Web Resources

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration. Use at your own risk; these sites are not controlled or monitored by the library.

Found in Wisconsin

Found in Wisconsin is a searchable index of bibliographic records to digital collections hosted by over 500 libraries, museums, historical societies, genealogical societies, schools, and various cultural organizations around Wisconsin. Search or browse the index for links into websites containing historic photographs, video & sound clips, written... Web Wisconsin Genealogy Local History

U.S. Census Bureau: QuickFacts

QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Web Wisconsin Marathon County Government

Municode: WI

A library of municipal codes and ordinances for most municipalities in Wisconsin and other states. (Note: The contents of this site may not immediately reflect the most current legislation.) Web Wisconsin Government Laws and Legal Issues Marathon County

Read On Wisconsin!

Promotes high-quality books for children and teens throughout Wisconsin. Allows parents and educators to discuss relevant titles and teaching strategies. Also, children and teens are encouraged to create and share "book trailer" videos for sharing on this site. Web Wisconsin For Teens For Children Reading Advice

Recollection Wisconsin

Recollection Wisconsin is a place to discover and share local history, family history, and the history of Wisconsin. Search thousands of historic photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and other digital collections from Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. In addition to viewing old photos and... Web Wisconsin Genealogy

Tenant Resource Center

Collects forms, publications, and laws related to landlord and tenant issues. A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting positive relations between rental housing consumers and providers throughout Wisconsin. Web Wisconsin Laws and Legal Issues

The Wisconsin Historical Society

This site hosts many digitized collections of historical photos, maps, documents, genealogical data and more, all related to Wisconsin and its history. Web Wisconsin Genealogy History Local History

Wisconsin 101: Our History in Objects

Wisconsin 101 is a collaborative public history project that includes both an interactive online exhibit and programming on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). Students, amateur historians, and other Wisconsin residents nominate objects of interest or importance to their communities, then research, write, and illustrate histories of those objects for... Web Wisconsin Local History

Wisconsin Blue Book

Published annually from 1879-1883 and then biennially since 1885, Wisconsin Blue Books provide extensive description and statistics on virtually all aspects of life in Wisconsin, including major sections on the state’s population, geography, history, election data, educational resources, social services, finance, agriculture, industry, transportation system... Government Wisconsin Laws and Legal Issues Web

Wisconsin Circuit Court Access

Provides access to public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin, searchable by name, county, case number, and other details. These are exact copies of the case information entered by court staff in the counties where the case files are located. Web Government Wisconsin Laws and Legal Issues

Wisconsin Digital Archives

A growing electronic collection of full-text  documents intended to provide information about Wisconsin government programs.   Web Government Wisconsin
Wisconsin Digital Archive

Wisconsin Digital Archives

The Wisconsin Digital Archives is a growing collection of documents published by state government from 2001-current. These full-text documents provide a record of major state government programs and cover current, newsworthy topics about life in Wisconsin. Web Government Wisconsin Laws and Legal Issues

Wisconsin Historical Societies Directory

This directory provides information about more than 350 local affiliates of the Wisconsin Historical Society. It lists museums, archives, hours, directions and contact information.   Web Wisconsin Genealogy Local History

Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry

Find Wisconsin sex offenders by name or location. Also offers legal information and services for those affected by sex crimes. Web Government Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Law Library

This resource offers Wisconsin legal forms, databases of state law and local ordinances, landlord/tenant resources, directories of legal assistance, directories of local legal authorities, and information on small claims court, divorce, child support, foreclosure, etc.   Web Wisconsin Government Laws and Legal Issues

Wisconsin State Law Library: Ordinances & Codes

A list of links to the ordinances of cities, towns, villiages, and counties throughout Wisconsin, assembled and maintained by the Wisconsin State Law Library.   Web Wisconsin Laws and Legal Issues

Wisconsin Statutes

The Wisconsin Statutes are a compilation of the general laws of the state of Wisconsin currently in effect that have been given statute section numbers by legislation or supreme court order.   Web Wisconsin Government Laws and Legal Issues

Wisconsin Taxes: E-File

Wisconsin e-file is the system almost any full-year, part-year or non-resident of Wisconsin can use to electronically file their state income tax returns. Wisconsin e-file is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Web Taxes Wisconsin

Wisconsin Voter Information

Find information about upcoming elections; local, state and federal elected officials; voting districts and wards; voting information for members of the military and their families; and voting information for U.S. citizens temporarily or permanently living overseas. Web Government Laws and Legal Issues Wisconsin Elections and Voting

Wisconsin's WORKnet

Collects statistical information about job growth, wages, and industries in the state of Wisconsin. Also offers job-search and career exploration tools for job seekers. Web Wisconsin Job-Search