Libraries (Juneau County)

Elroy Public Library

501 Second Main St.
Elroy, WI 53929
Phone: (608) 462-2407
Web Address:
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.--6:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Resources Available:

Books & Other Published Material

Family histories

School yearbooks

Rural school lists

Local history collection

Some photo albums

Some military history

Newspapers published in Juneau County

Elroy County Line (1998-present)

Elroy Headlight (1874-1876)

Elroy Leader (1898-1922)

Elroy Tribune (1881-1922)

Elroy Union (1873-1874)

Juneau County Argus (1874-1876)

Juneau County Chronicle (1890-1893)

Leader Tribune (1922-1964)

Plain Talker (1877-1883)

Trails Communities’ Messenger (1998-present)

Tribune Keystone (1965-1998)

Hatch Public Library

111 W. State St.
Mauston, WI 53948
Phone: (608) 847-4454
Web Address:
Hours: Monday—Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Resources Available:

Books & Other Published Material

Biographical sketches, cemetery guides, family histories, abstracts, lists of marriages, births, and deaths from the 1700s on for many East Coast states.

Family trees

Juneau County church books, memories and directories, including a centennial booklet for St. Patrick's Catholic Church, as well as cemetery indexes for Juneau County

Census Materials

Federal Census: Juneau County portion (1860-1930)

State Census: Juneau County portion (1855, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905)

County Histories and Biographical Sketches

Centennial booklets for Camp Douglas, Elroy, Lyndon Station, Necedah, New Lisbon and St. Patrick's Catholic Church

Newspapers published in Juneau County

Elroy: Trail Committee Messenger (1999-2005)

    Messenger of Juneau County (2005-present)

Mauston: Juneau County Chronicle (1885-1890; 1892-1902; 1907-1979)

  Juneau Cunty Star Times (1980-present)

 Mauston Star (1857-1863; 1867-1979)

Wonewoc: Wonewoc Reporter (1891-1903)

Manuscripts & Public Records Collections

Juneau County State Graded Schools teacher/students lists

Declarations of intentions and petitions to become citizens of the USA

Some military service records for the War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War and World War veterans

St. Mary's Catholic Church (Lyndon Station) and St. Patrick's Catholic Church (Mauston) biographies, births, marriages and deaths

Newspaper Indexes

Indexed newspaper clippings and other assorted materials; various Juneau County obituary listings

Plat Maps & Books

Juneau County: (1898, 1914, 1964, 1970, 1972, 1984-1985, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005)


Mauston High School: (1916-1918, 1921-1925, 1927-1928, 1930, 1932-1942, 1943-1968, 1970-1978, 1980-1982, 1987-1991, 1995-2005)

Necedah Community-Siegler Memorial Library

217 Oak Grove Dr.
Necedah, WI 54646
Phone: (608) 565-2253
Web Address:

New Lisbon Memorial Library

115 W. Park St.
New Lisbon, WI 53950
Phone: (608) 562-3213
Web Address:
Hours: Monday 12:00 p.m.--8:00 p.m., Tuesday 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. --5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m.--5:30 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.--5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.--8:00 p.m., Friday 12:00 p.m.--5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Resources Available:


Native American artifact collection

Cemetery Indexes (Juneau County)

Juneau County Cemetery Books #1-5 (published by the Juneau County Genealogical Society)

Newspapers published in Juneau County 

New Lisbon: Juneau County Argus (1858-1888)

 Juneau County Star Times (1980-2005)

 New Lisbon Republican (1860)

 New Lisbon Times (1895-1969)

 Times (1969-2005)

Newspaper Indexes

Clipping files of obituaries, history of businesses, early pioneers and anything pertaining to New Lisbon as a city.

Plat Maps & Books

Juneau County (1959, 1970, 1989)


New Lisbon High School "Wa du Shuda" (1929-2007--some years missing)

Juneau County Teachers' College "Junco/JCTC" (1948-1970)

Wonewoc Public Library

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 116
Location: 305 Center St.
Wonewoc, WI 53968
Phone: (608) 464-7625
Web Address:

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University Archives & Area Research Center

University Library
University Archives & Area Research Center
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715) 346-2586
Web Address:
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.; 1:15 p.m.—4:30 p.m. Hours vary during interim and school breaks; researchers are urged to call ahead to verify hours.

UW-Stevens Point ARC covers the territory of Juneau County, Wisconsin, as well as Adams, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Waupaca, Washura and Wood Counties, Wisconsin.

Other Resources:

Books & Other Published Materials

Search the online catalog book holdings:

Juneau County cemetery books

Census Materials 

Federal Census: Wisconsin (1820-1880, 1900-1920, indexes for 1820-1880)

State Census: Wisconsin (1836, 1838, 1842, 1846, 1847, 1855, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905)

Manuscripts & Public Records Collections

Search Arcat for manuscript & public records for collections related to Juneau county

Plat Maps & Books

Juneau County (1898, 1931, 1952, 1974, 1980, 1984-85, 1989, 1995, 1998, 2001)

Vital Records Indexes

The Archives has the following indexes on microfiche. These were produced by the State Bureau of Vital Statistics:

Index to Wisconsin Births, pre-1907

Index to Wisconsin Marriages, pre-1907; 1973-1992

Index to Wisconsin Deaths, pre-1907; 1959-1967; 1969-1991

Pre-1907 registers/certificates of Wisconsin births, marriages and deaths for Adams, Juneau, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara & Wood counties on microfilm.