|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.