Genealogical Resources at the Jefferson Public Library

The Jefferson Public Library has a variety of resources to assist in researching family history. Our materials consist mainly of microfilm and books.  Links to some genealogy web sites are listed first.

Ancestry Library Edition

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•    Dodge/Jefferson County Genealogical Society


The newspaper microfilm is indexed. The microfilm and index are located in the Adult Services department. The index covers birth, marriage, death, and divorce notices, as well as other articles about Jefferson County citizens that appeared in the paper.


•    Jeffersonian May 12, 1853 – November 1860
•    Jefferson Banner January 7, 1864 – May 1987
•    Daily Jefferson County Union January 1988 – December 2015


•    1850 U.S. Census – Wisconsin (includes Green, Iowa & Jefferson counties)
•    1860 U.S. Census – (includes population schedules; Dodge Cty. Vol. 1, Jackson & Jefferson Counties, Vol. 1 & 2)
•    1870 U.S. Census – Wisconsin, Vol. 1 & 2
•    1880 U.S. Census – Jefferson County, WI
•    1900 U.S. Census – Jefferson County, WI
•    1905 Wisconsin State Census – Jefferson County, 7 reels
•    1910 U.S. Census – Jefferson County, WI
•    1920 U.S. Census – Jefferson County, WI

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