A continually growing online database about family history, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records from the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Ireland, and record collections from Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, and other areas of the world. Its content complements our other genealogy resource, HeritageQuest® Online (which allows remote and in-library access).
Genealogy & Local History
Genealogy & Local History
Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, plus newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s.
Online database, of expanding collections, that contains searchable images and corresponding indexes of the U.S. Federal Census records, searchable digitized books of family and local histories, and primary sources (such as directories, biographies, documentary collections, and military records).
The KCLS Digital Archive is a genealogical and historical research tool that was created by Community Library and Kenosha Public Library. It contains local yearbooks, environmental impact studies, and historical documents for Western Kenosha.
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Historical newspapers for Kenosha and Kenosha County. Kenosha Evening News/Kenosha News coverage starts with 1945-05-01 ends with the 1994-01-31 issue.
Kenosha County is situated in the most southeastern part of Wisconsin adjoining the Illinois State border. In 1830, Kenosha County was a remote corner of the largely unsettled Michigan Territory. Beginning in 1835 settlers arrived from New York and New England, making Kenosha County and City the southernmost settlement in the state. From 1835 through the 1880s the region's main commercial activity was agriculture.
From the 1850s to the 1970s abundant water, a lake port, and railroad corridors crossing Kenosha and Kenosha County, Wisconsin impacted the growth of industry. Kenosha's development was essentially connected to its strategic location on the western shore of Lake Michigan and in the urban corridor between Milwaukee and Chicago.