GENEALOGY

 

The Monroe, Juneau, Jackson Counties Genealogy Workshop, Inc.  (MJJGW) was formed to educate our members, both beginners, as well as seasoned researchers, in the exciting hobby of “how to research your family tree.”  It is a nonprofit educational society under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.  Contributions to MJJ are tax-deductible and are used to help support acquisitions of resource materials and produce publications to enhance family history research in the tri-county area.  MJJ is a Chapter of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, Inc., and is affiliated with the Monroe County Local History Room, 200 West Main Street, Sparta, WI 54656. We now have our own Office/Research Center and are affiliated with the Tomah Area Museum at 321 Superior Ave in Tomah, to which all are invited to come and utilize the genealogical materials for your family research. 

 

The Tomah Area Museum and the Monroe Juneau Jackson Genealogical Workshop Research Centers book collection includes more than 1,835 bound volumes containing valuable historical and genealogical information from the United States and Foreign Countries.  We also have 1,700 different magazines.

 

Our materials are non-circulating, and we do not participate in the interlibrary loan program.

 

 INCLUDED IN OUR COLLECTION
 

Tomah High School Yearbooks (Hamot)

We have Tomah High School Yearbooks Years 1912-2007. (few Junior High School Year Books)
We also Have a few Yearbooks for sale, please visit our Tomah Museum Online Store or you may check with our helpful staff at the Tomah Museum. 

Family Histories

 

The Research Center houses family histories donated by various individuals.

Family history books are arranged by surname.

 

Newspaper on Microfilm

 

The newspaper Archives consist of Black River Falls Banner, Sparta Newspapers and the Tomah Newspaper for various years. All microfilm is available for viewing, free of charge, at the Research Center.

 

Land Records

 

We have records from the eastern part of Monroe County. Please bring in your deed and we will help you find our who owned your land.

 

Other Items:
 

Telephone books, city directories, plat books starting in 1897 to date, county school records, Tomah Teachers College, VA Hospital Newspaper 1947-1970. Census Records and many other items.

 

On Microfiche we have early records from various states including New York, Virginia, Ohio and more.

 

 

For more information
  Research Center / Genealogy Records


Please contact Kathy Pulham 
Phone: 608-632-2304 / email: khehn3@msn.com