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Many family history periodicals publish local records of genealogical value. These may include genealogies; information about local records and archives; queries; census indexes; and transcripts of family Bibles, church records, court records, cemetery records, land records, obituaries, and wills.
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wisconsin_Periodicals|Wisconsin Periodicals]]''
  
The major periodicals and magazines helpful for Wisconsin research include:
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Family history periodicals typically publish indexes and transcriptions of local sources, family histories, and articles on how to conduct genealogical research. They may publish family histories, historical background, maps, information about local records and archives, queries, transcripts of family Bibles, and indexes of church records, court records, cemetery records, land records, military records, obituaries, and wills. Usually published by genealogical or historical societies, they typically focus on the records of a particular geographic area, although some specialize in particular ethnic groups or religions.
  
''Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter''. 1954–. Published by the Society, c/o Mrs. Virginia Irving, 2109 Twentieth Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566, Telephone: 608-325-2609. (FHL book 977.5 B2n.) There is a cumulative index to 1963.
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The major periodicals and magazines helpful for [[Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] research include:  
  
''Wisconsin Families''<nowiki>; Quarterly of the Wisconsin Genealogical Society. 1940–41. Published by the Wisconsin Genealogical Society. (FHL book 977.5 D25w; film 873820 item 2.)</nowiki>
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*''Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter''. 1954–. Published by the Society, P.O. Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705-0106. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.5 B2n|disp=977.5 B2n}}.) There is a cumulative index to 1963.
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*''Wisconsin Families'' Quarterly of the Wisconsin Genealogical Society. 1940–41. Published by the Wisconsin Genealogical Society. (Family History Library book {{FHL|106220|title-id|disp=977.5 D25w}}; film {{FHL|106220|title-id|disp=873820 item 2}}.)  
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*''M.C.G.S. Reporter''. 1969–. Published by the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 27326, Milwaukee, WI 53227-0326. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.594 D25mc|disp=977.594 D25mc}}.)
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*''Genealogical Gems''. 1982–. Published by the Fox Valley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1592, Appleton, WI 54913-1592. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.5 D25g|disp=977.5 D25g}}.)
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*''La Crosse Area Genealogical Quarterly.'' 1974–. Published by the La Crosse Area Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1782, La Crosse, WI 54602-1782. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.571 D25L|disp=977.571 D25L}}.)
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*[http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wmh/archives/search.aspx Wisconsin Magazine of History] - The complete collection from 1917 to the present has been digitized and place online at the Wisconsin Historical Society website. The Family History Library has indexes for volumes 1–75 which cover the issues to 1991. Microfilms of this magazine are available from University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan at http://www.hvcn.org/info/gswc/library/libumgrad.htm.
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*''Korzenie/Roots/Polish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin.'' 1989–. Polish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 342341, Milwaukee, WI 53234-2341; semi-annual. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.5 D25k|disp=977.5 D25k}}.)
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*''Family Finding: a quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin Jewish Genealogical Society.'' 1990–. Published by the Society, c/o Penny Deshur, 9280 N. Fairway Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53217; quarterly. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.5 D25fa|disp=977.5 D25fa}}.)
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*''Wisconsin Then and Now/''. Madison, WI:&nbsp;State Historical Society of Wisconsin. 1954–1979; quarterly. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.5 B2wt|disp=977.5 B2wt}}.)
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*''Gems of Genealogy''. 1975–. Bay Area Genealogical Society; P.O. Box 283, Green Bay, WI 54305-0283; bi-monthly. (Family History Library book {{FHL|977.5 D25gg|disp=977.5 D25gg}}.)
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*''French Canadian/Acadian Genealogists of Wisconsin Quarterly''. 1987–. French Canadian Genealogists of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 414, Hales Corners, WI 53130; Tel. 414-786-6408. Quarterly. (Family History Library {{FHL|977.5 D25f|disp=977.5 D25f}}.) The quarterly includes lists of surnames being researched by members.
  
''M.C.G.S. Reporter''. 1969–. Published by the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 27326, Milwaukee, WI 53227-0326. (FHL book 977.594 D25mc.)
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'''Indexes.''' The periodicals listed above may have annual indexes in the final issue for the year. For nationwide indexes to some of these and other family history periodicals, see:
  
''Genealogical Gems''. 1982–. Published by the Fox Valley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1592, Appleton, WI 54913-1592. (FHL book 977.5 D25g.)
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*[[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)]]. Ft. Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library Foundation, 1987–. (Family History Library book {{FHL|973 D25per|disp=973 D25per}}; 1847–1985 on fiche {{FHL|519852|title-id|disp=6016863}} [40 fiche]; 1986–1990 on fiche {{FHL|539226|title-id|disp=6016864}} [15 fiche].) Indexes thousands of family history periodicals. Annual indexes have been published yearly since 1986. For further details, see the PERiodical Source Index Resource Guide (34119).
  
''La Crosse Area Genealogical Quarterly.'' 1974–. Published by the La Crosse Area Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1782, La Crosse, WI 54602-1782. (FHL book 977.571 D25L.)
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Once you locate an article in a periodical, check the Family History Library catalog, [[WorldCat Online Catalog|WorldCat]], and regional or local libraries for available copies.  
  
State Historical Society of Wisconsin. ''Wisconsin Magazine of History''. Madison, Wisconsin: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1917–. (FHL book 977.5 B2w.) The Family History Library has indexes for volumes 1–75 which cover the issues to 1991. Microfilms of this magazine are available from University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan at http://www.hvcn.org/info/gswc/library/libumgrad.htm.
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The Family History Library has many collected periodicals. These can be found by using [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|Place-name Search]] or a [[Family History Library Catalog|Title Search]] of the Family History Library catalog. Some periodicals may be found with a [[Family History Library Catalog Keyword Search|Keyword Search]] for the name of the publishing society.  
  
''Korzenie/Roots/Polish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin.'' 1989–. Published by the Society, P.O. Box 342341, Milwaukee, WI 53234-2341; semi-annual. (FHL book 977.5 D25k.)
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Copies of periodicals on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]. Also find&nbsp;Wisconsin Periodical resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). As with the FHLC search, search WorldCat using society names, locality names, and periodical title names.&nbsp;Learn more about&nbsp;how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[Family History Library Catalog|FHLC]].  
  
''Family Finding: a quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin Jewish Genealogical Society.'' 1990–. Published by the Society, c/o Penny Deshur, 9280 N. Fairway Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53217; quarterly. (FHL book 977.5 D25fa.)
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For more family history periodicals, look in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
''Wisconsin Then and Now/State Historical Society of Wisconsin''. 1954–1979. Published by the Society, Madison, WI; quarterly. (FHL book 977.5 B2wt.)
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WISCONSIN- PERIODICALS
  
''Gems of Genealogy''. 1975–. Published by Bay Area Genealogical Society; P.O. Box 283, Green Bay, WI 54305-0283; bi-monthly. (FHL book 977.5 D25gg.)
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WISCONSIN- GENEALOGY- PERIODICALS
  
''French Canadian/Acadian Genealogists of Wisconsin Quarterly''. 1987–. Published by the French Canadian Genealogists of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 414, Hales Corners, WI 53130; Tel. 414-786-6408. Quarterly. (FHL 977.5 D25f.) The quarterly includes lists of surnames being researched by members.
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WISCONSIN- SOCIETIES- PERIODICALS
  
'''Indexes.''' The periodicals listed above may have annual indexes in the final issue for the year. For nationwide indexes to some of these and other family history periodicals, see:
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WISCONSIN, [COUNTY]- PERIODICALS
  
''PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)''. Ft. Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library Foundation, 1987–. (FHL book 973 D25per; 1847–1985 on fiche 60163 [40 fiche]; 1986–1990 on fiche 6016864 [15 fiche].) Indexes thousands of family history periodicals. Annual indexes have been published yearly since 1986. For further details, see the PERiodical Source Index Resource Guide (34119).
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WISCONSIN, [COUNTY]- GENEALOGY- PERIODICALS
  
For more family history periodicals, look in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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WISCONSIN, [COUNTY]- SOCIETIES- PERIODICALS<br>
  
WISCONSIN- PERIODICALS
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Family history periodicals typically publish indexes and transcriptions of local sources, family histories, and articles on how to conduct genealogical research. They may publish family histories, historical background, maps, information about local records and archives, queries, transcripts of family Bibles, and indexes of church records, court records, cemetery records, land records, military records, obituaries, and wills. Usually published by genealogical or historical societies, they typically focus on the records of a particular geographic area, although some specialize in particular ethnic groups or religions.

The major periodicals and magazines helpful for Wisconsin research include:

  • Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Newsletter. 1954–. Published by the Society, P.O. Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705-0106. (Family History Library book 977.5 B2n.) There is a cumulative index to 1963.
  • Wisconsin Families Quarterly of the Wisconsin Genealogical Society. 1940–41. Published by the Wisconsin Genealogical Society. (Family History Library book 977.5 D25w; film 873820 item 2.)
  • M.C.G.S. Reporter. 1969–. Published by the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 27326, Milwaukee, WI 53227-0326. (Family History Library book 977.594 D25mc.)
  • Genealogical Gems. 1982–. Published by the Fox Valley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1592, Appleton, WI 54913-1592. (Family History Library book 977.5 D25g.)
  • La Crosse Area Genealogical Quarterly. 1974–. Published by the La Crosse Area Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1782, La Crosse, WI 54602-1782. (Family History Library book 977.571 D25L.)
  • Wisconsin Magazine of History - The complete collection from 1917 to the present has been digitized and place online at the Wisconsin Historical Society website. The Family History Library has indexes for volumes 1–75 which cover the issues to 1991. Microfilms of this magazine are available from University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan at http://www.hvcn.org/info/gswc/library/libumgrad.htm.
  • Korzenie/Roots/Polish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin. 1989–. Polish Genealogical Society of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 342341, Milwaukee, WI 53234-2341; semi-annual. (Family History Library book 977.5 D25k.)
  • Family Finding: a quarterly newsletter of the Wisconsin Jewish Genealogical Society. 1990–. Published by the Society, c/o Penny Deshur, 9280 N. Fairway Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53217; quarterly. (Family History Library book 977.5 D25fa.)
  • Wisconsin Then and Now/. Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin. 1954–1979; quarterly. (Family History Library book 977.5 B2wt.)
  • Gems of Genealogy. 1975–. Bay Area Genealogical Society; P.O. Box 283, Green Bay, WI 54305-0283; bi-monthly. (Family History Library book 977.5 D25gg.)
  • French Canadian/Acadian Genealogists of Wisconsin Quarterly. 1987–. French Canadian Genealogists of Wisconsin, P.O. Box 414, Hales Corners, WI 53130; Tel. 414-786-6408. Quarterly. (Family History Library 977.5 D25f.) The quarterly includes lists of surnames being researched by members.

Indexes. The periodicals listed above may have annual indexes in the final issue for the year. For nationwide indexes to some of these and other family history periodicals, see:

  • Periodical Source Index (PERSI). Ft. Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library Foundation, 1987–. (Family History Library book 973 D25per; 1847–1985 on fiche 6016863 [40 fiche]; 1986–1990 on fiche 6016864 [15 fiche].) Indexes thousands of family history periodicals. Annual indexes have been published yearly since 1986. For further details, see the PERiodical Source Index Resource Guide (34119).

Once you locate an article in a periodical, check the Family History Library catalog, WorldCat, and regional or local libraries for available copies.

The Family History Library has many collected periodicals. These can be found by using Place-name Search or a Title Search of the Family History Library catalog. Some periodicals may be found with a Keyword Search for the name of the publishing society.

Copies of periodicals on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Also find Wisconsin Periodical resources available at other libraries (WorldCat). As with the FHLC search, search WorldCat using society names, locality names, and periodical title names. Learn more about how to search WorldCat and the FHLC.

For more family history periodicals, look in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

WISCONSIN- PERIODICALS

WISCONSIN- GENEALOGY- PERIODICALS

WISCONSIN- SOCIETIES- PERIODICALS

WISCONSIN, [COUNTY]- PERIODICALS

WISCONSIN, [COUNTY]- GENEALOGY- PERIODICALS

WISCONSIN, [COUNTY]- SOCIETIES- PERIODICALS