The La Crosse Public Library Archives has many resources available to assist you with your genealogy and family history research.

Genealogy researchers with La Crosse area ancestors may also find some local history resources useful, such as:

Search for your ancestors online

From April 2020-Dec 2021, Ancestry offered free remote service to all libraries. That remote service ended Dec. 31, 2021, so we can no longer offer Ancestry Library Edition remotely.  You will need to be in one of our the library buildings to gain access to our subscription.

Browse the Naturalizations records for Wisconsin, 1807-1992, including La Crosse, are available online from FamilySearch for free!! No indexing yet by name at this time.


Order additional materials on microfilm from FamilySearch

  • Please note: FamilySearch discontinued its microfilm distribution service in 2017. See Digital Records Access Replacing Microfilm to read more.
  • To access records that require a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, all you need to do is connect to La Crosse Public Library wifi. This means you can make a computer appointment or use your own device on the LPL's Public wifi.