615 Phillips Blvd.
Sauk City, WI 53583
P:(608) 643-8346
F: (608) 643-3365

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 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

Local History Collection in Library:

  • 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  – Courtesy Sauk County Historical Society
  • Plat Books
  • Vertical Files on Subjects of Local Interest

Digital Collections:

Some of our local history materials are now digitized. You can search Myrtle Cushing’s property record notes and her translations of the Pionier Presse.
The collections can be found here:

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
    www.saukprairiehistory.org                                                                        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 Society
    531 Fourth Ave.
    Baraboo, WI 53913
    (608) 356-1001

If you’d like some help from a librarian fill out the form below.

Genealogy Materials Request Form