Saturday, January 26, 2008

Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin - Public Library Genealogy Index On-line

If your ancestors ever lived in Wood County, Wisconsin, then you are in luck.

The Marshfield Public Library in the City of Marshfield, has been working on an indexing project for 20 years and has recently brought the index on-line.

Marshfield is sort of mid-way between Green Bay and Milwaukee. Many people from New England,New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio settled in this area of Wisconsion. This area also had a heavy population of German settlers.

To help family researchers, volunteers have culled through microfilm newspapers for over 20 years indexing over 200,000 events (births, deaths, and marriages) reported in the following Marshfield, Wisconsin newspapers:

Marshfield Times February 1882 – October 1919
Marshfield News September 1889 – August 1920
Marshfield Herald May 1911 – August 1927
Marshfield News Herald January 1980- August 2007

Make sure you read the introduction which explains the Index Key. When you locate something of interest then you will have to look at the actual microfilm for a copy of the article.

Check out the website and index at:

Thanks to the Wausau News website for this story lead. Read the article here:

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