Genealogy Reference Library

The newly renovated library houses extensive county-specific and genealogy related resources, with cutting-edge online research tools and equipment including:

  • Ancestry.com, ArchivDigital (Swedish Genealogy), Digitalarkivet (Norwegian Archives), Fold3 (military records), Newspapers.com, and many other online subscriptions (computer access limited to WCHS members only)
  • PRDH (French-Canadian records), Germans to America, Famine Immigrants (Ireland), Czech Immigration, Wright County family histories (as donated to WCHS), and public family files
  • Wright County newspapers on microfilm
  • Wright County death certificates (1908-66), marriage index, birth & death indexes, cemetery index, plat maps, and obituaries
  • Full-time reference librarians
  • Traditional & digital microfilm readers