Library resources and knowledgeable librarians can help you whether you're a seasoned genealogist or a budding family historian.

Researching Your Family's Roots

Have you ever wanted to research your family story, but didn't know where to begin? Hedberg Librarian Mary Buelow will share key resources and strategies to help you start your own genealogy search!

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Local History Database

Local History Database

Find information about Janesville and Rock County history in newspaper articles, photographs, books, and pamphlets.

Obituary Index

Obituary Index

Find obituary listings in the Janesville Gazette. The online index is continually updated and maintained by HPL staff and volunteers.

Yearbook and antique books on shelf

Yearbook Index

Find Janesville High School, Craig High School, and Parker High School yearbooks. This work-in-progress covers students, staff, faculty, as well as members of the Janesville School Board.

Local Organizations

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (WSGS)

The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (WSGS) is a statewide genealogical organization. Founded in 1939, WSGS now has members both within and outside of Wisconsin.

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Access limited to library computers. Huge collection of genealogy databases - great place to start researching family history!  Available to Prairie Lakes System cardholders.

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Cyndi's List

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A comprehensive index to genealogy-related websites on the Internet.

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FamilySearch logo

This site is administered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and provides access to their genealogical databases, links, and other resources.

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