Local History and Genealogical Materials

Our library has a local history and genealogy collection that contains local cemetery transcriptions, Berlin city directories, some surrounding area directories, local business records, some local church records, local high school yearbooks, county plat books, local newspaper index, an obituaries binder, local newspapers on microfilm, and county census.

Our staff can help you establish where records for your research are held and assist with the access of our materials.

Online Vital Records index of obituaries, marriages, and anniversaries from newspapers in 5 local counties: Green Lake, Fond du Lac, Marquette, Waushara, and Winnebago.  This is a work in progress and not a complete database.  If your search is not successful, please check with the library to see if the information is available in the newspaper.

Berlin City Directories:
1858, 1892, 1869, 1898, 1915, 1917, 1920, 1923, 1927, 1933, 1938, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1981

Berlin High School yearbook Mascoutin:
1919 to present
1934 Berlin High School 25th Anniversary Booklet

Berlin Newspapers on microfilm:
August 1863 to present

Census (on microfilm) for Green Lake and Waushara Counties:
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1920

File on Berlin residents who participated in the Civil War (Researched and collected by Joyce Stemler for her book, They Went South )

The Honor Roll of Green Lake and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin, U.S.A. :

Oakwood Cemetary Record of Burial

Portrait and biographical album of Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara counties, Wisconsin, c1890.

Prussian Netzelanders and other German immigrants in Green Lake, Marquette, & Waushara Counties, Wisconsin, c1994

If you want photocopies from any of these materials, stop in, call us at 920-361-5420 (voice and TDD) or e-mail our Interlibrary Loan Department at director@berlinlibrary.org

State of Wisconsin Digital Collections for Green Lake County  (Search for Berlin, Wisconsin Green Lake County)
Including:  City Directories, Atlas' and Maps, and History of Green Lake County by John Gillespy. 

Additional genealogy resources