515 Water Street
Sauk City, WI 53583
(608) 643-8346

Monday - Thurs. 9 AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM
Closed Sunday

Genealogy and Local History

Tell Your Story


The Sauk City Library wants to help you tell your family story.

For quick questions, or to arrange a tour of our Genealogy materials, call the library at (608)643-8346.

For detailed requests, please complete the form at the bottom of this page. Include as much information as possible, including name variations and birth and death dates.

Our Genealogical and Local History Collection

The Wisconsin Room

Our Wisconsin Room houses a large collection of Wisconsin-specific materials including:

  • Books on Wisconsin History
  • Obituary Files:
    • English language (1929-1953)
    • German language (1859-1929)
  • Local Newspapers on Microfilm (1859-2005)
    • Pioneer Press
    • Sauk County News
    • Sauk City Star
  • Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk County (11 Volumes)
  • Historic Photographs  – View historic photos of Sauk Prairie on Flickr
  • Plat Books
  • Vertical Files on Subjects of Local Interest
Genealogical Databases

We also subscribe to two Genealogical Databases:

Online resources:

Additional Institutional Resources:

Sauk Prairie Historical Society
Tripp Heritage Museum
Jack Berndt, Museum Manager
565 Water Street
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
(608) 644-8444

Historical photos posted daily on Facebook at:
“Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society.”

Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
General: 608) 264-6400
Archives: (608) 264-6460
Genealogy: (608)264-6535

Sauk County Historical Museum
531 Fourth Ave.
Baraboo, WI 53913
(608) 356-1001

Genealogy Materials Request Form

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