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The Marathon County Historical Society Library has a wealth of information available for historical and genealogical research. The following is a partial list of the resources available. If you would like more specific information on what we have available, please stop in and visit us or contact us at (715) 848-0378. You can also fill out our online Research By Request form.

For additional online research assistance, visit the Marathon County Genealogical Society's website.
 
 
  • Marathon County Plat Books
    Select issues from 1882 to the present.

  • City of Wausau Maps
    Various maps from 1852 to present, including several Sanborn maps.

  • Wausau City Directories
    1883 to the present. Listings are by street address, last name, business name. Includes rural listings.

  • 1905 Marathon County Census
    Records show name, age, and place of birth for all living in household, as well as parents place of birth.

  • Early Wausau Telephone Books.
    Select issues from 1899 to present.

  • Wills & Probate Records
    Records are from 1850 to 1918.

  • Research Files
    Topical files contain obituaries, documents, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, documented histories, historic notes, etc., of the people, places, and events of Marathon County from the mid-1800's to present.

  • 1985 Intensive Survey Records
    Survey records of Wausau's historic homes and buildings.

  • Postcards and Photographs
    Extensive collection of postcards and photographs of Marathon County. Includes the work of many popular photographers such as of J.M. Colby, I.A. LaCerte, Northern Photo, and more.

  • John Mylrea Personal Journals

  • Marathon County Normal School Records

  • Personnel Records of Marathon County Teachers

  • Marathon County School Census
    Records from 1919 to 1962.

  • High School Yearbooks
    From 1917 to present.

  • Local Government Scrapbooks and Documents

  • Wausau City Engineers Scrapbooks

  • Marathon County Highway Department Blueprints
    Blueprints include roads, bridges, etc. throughout Marathon County.

  • Sheet Music and Music Books

  • Diaries, Journals, Private Letters, Documents, etc.
    From various individuals and business throughout Marathon County.

  • Antique Posters and Advertisements

  • Wausau Fire Department and Wausau Police Department Collection

  • Military and Enlistments Records from the Civil War and World War I
    Our military collections include military and enlistments records from the Civil War and World War I and scrapbooks and memoribilia from all military encounters.
 




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Marathon County Historical Society
410 McIndoe Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Office: 715-842-5750
Library: 715-848-0378
Fax: 715-848-0576
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