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History Resources

Local Resources

Resources for historians, genealogists, or curious readers!

Abbotsford Centennial Book

Abbotsford Centennial Book

In 1973, Abbotsford celebrated it’s 100th birthday. Read a letter from President Nixon, meet the Mayor, tour the town and more…

Abbotsford Yearbooks

Abbotsford Yearbooks


Who were the honor students? Who had the best hair? Read the “class prophecy” or see “who’s who!”

History & Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Start searching billions of records and discover your family’s story. Access is limited to in-library use on your personal device or a public computer.

Heritage Quest Online

Access genealogical research: all U.S. Federal Census records, family and local histories, and access to PERSI PERiodical Source Index.


Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site is a service of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association that provides access to 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers both historical and current.