Discover the Past
We are curious creatures. We all want to find out the whos, whats, and whys of our world. Shorewood Library offers sources online and at the library to help you get to the bottom of the great mysteries of our past.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition is no longer available remotely and can only be accessed at the library as of December 31, 2021.
Includes U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index; Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage; The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England; Social Security Death Index; WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; Civil War collection.
Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources including U.S. Federal Census records, full text family and local histories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records and more! Provided by BadgerLink
Full text from reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, history periodicals, historical documents, and biographies, as well as historical images, and historical video. Provided by BadgerLink
Full text journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Provided by BadgerLink
Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s - 2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Provided by BadgerLink
Meet with other genealogists to learn new research skills and share your knowledge on the first Tuesday of every month at 2:00 PM.
We have decades of the Village's print directories in our collection. Find out who lived where and in what year.
Search through nearly every edition of Shorewood High School’s award-winning yearbooks from 1934 onwards.
shorewood, milwaukee, and wisconsin history
The Shorewood Historical Society has completed the digitization of over 60% of the community’s historic newspaper archives of 78,000 pages. Years 1923-1972 are completed and years 1973-2004 are a work in progress with an expected completion by early 2020. The newspaper archives has several names but was best known as the Shorewood Herald. Visit the Historical Society's website to access the newspaper archive and learn more about other Shorewood history resources they provide!
Family history research records from the Wisconsin Historical Society records available on Ancestry. In order to use these records, you must create a free Ancestry account. Complete instructions are on the right side of the page once you enter the website above. Provided by Wisconsin Historical Society, Ancestry and BadgerLink
Provides access to daily and weekly newspapers in Wisconsin, 2005 to the present, with a delay of 90 days. Each newspaper edition is available cover to cover as a searchable PDF. This service is only available in libraries or by logging in with your library card.
Wisconsin's statewide collection of digital history, including over 200,000 searchable historical artifacts.
Artifacts and records from Milwaukee City and County. Many are available online, and many more are available for use at Central Library.