ERIC Number: ED227862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Genealogical Research. An Introduction to the Resources of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Danky, James P., Ed.
Originally prepared for and delivered at a 1978 workshop about the resources of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, the four essays in this pamphlet provide a series of guides to the archives, maps, printed materials, and other sources of genealogical data located in the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. All four essays were written by staff members of the society. James L. Hansen reviews the resources of the historical society library, while Joanne E. Hohler describes the Wisconsin state archives. The use of maps and other cartographic records in genealogical research is described by Michael J. Fox. Finally, John O. Holzhueter describes two case studies where genealogical research on his part solved the 1855 kidnapping of Caspar Partridge, a Menominee Indian boy, and located a rare photograph of an early black civil rights leader, Ezekiel Gillespie. An introduction contains basic information about the historical society including details of its location, opening hours, parking facilities, and photocopying services; a brief description of the authors of the essays; and an index to the pamphlet. (Author/ESR)
Descriptors: Archives, Case Studies, Information Sources, Library Collections, Local History, Maps, Records (Forms), Research Tools, Special Libraries, State History
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison.
Identifiers: Family History; Genealogy; Wisconsin
Note: Papers presented at "Genealogy for Librarians" Workshop (Madison, WI, April 28, 1978).