A Hidden Gem

The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center is a hidden gem saving resources that would have otherwise been lost. A collaborative effort lasting forty years, the Research Center works with everyone to collect and share information.

Marge Jagler
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Research Success Stories

Regarding the Guyette family – “I found your help invaluable in finding so much information. Your help, kindness & dedication made me feel welcome in your center. You all went out of your way to answer my questions & were so willing to find old family photos & records, as well as make copies. Thank you so much!”

Marti Grubenhoff
Denver, Colorado

“Thank you very much for your assistance and encouragement last month during my visit to Sheboygan Falls. I was trying to identify any connection to my ancestor, James D. Bemis of Canandaigua, NY, to the Wisconsin Bemis family and if there is any connection to Rochester, NY. Thanks to your help…I now have a better insight into those questions…Thanks again for your assistance and encouragement!”

Bill Closs
Brooklyn, New York

Many thanks for the amazing response to my request for information about Edward F. Zinns and his Milwaukee Graphite Company. For a quarter-century I was Head of Reference at the State Archives of Michigan, so I know good public service when I see it. Thanks for monitoring your business email after-hours. Given the caliber of the service you provide, I am not surprised. Your outstanding work on my behalf needs to be rewarded, and I would like to show my gratitude with a donation to your institution.

Le Roy G. Barnett, PhD
Contributing Editor
Historical Society of Michigan

Our Collections

The collection at the Historical Research Center contains more than 1.5 million documents and more than 750,000 images.

The collection is comprised of things like scrapbooks, research books on genealogical topics and history, school yearbooks, State of Wisconsin blue books, church histories and anniversary books, tax records, diaries and biographies, local history books written by local authors about many of Sheboygan County’s villages, Garton Toy catalogs, Phoenix Chair and other furniture company catalogs and Sheboygan Press newspapers.


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