History and Genealogy

Local History - Digitized

In conjunction with the South Central Library System and the Poynette Area Public Library, the Poynette Area Historical Society has been creating a digital collection documenting the histories of the communities of Poynette, Arlington, Dekorra, Lowville and Leeds in Columbia County, Wisconsin.

Please visit Recollection Wisconsin to peruse this collection.


Genealogy Resources

The Poynette Area Public Library has several resources for your genealogical search. 

In our collection

  • They Came in Ships: a guide to finding your immigrant ancestor's arrival record by Colletta, 929.1 COL
  • Red Book: America's state, county and town sources by Eichholz, 929.1 RED
  • Genealogy 101: how to trace your family's history and heritage by Renick, 929.1 REN
  • Organize your Genealogy: strategies and solutions for every researcher by Smith, 929.1 SMI
  • Trace Your Roots with DNA: using genetic tests to explore your family tree by Smolenyak, 929.1 SMO
  • The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Bettinger, 929.107 BET
  • Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com by Hendrickson, 929.107 HEN
  • Who Do You Think You Are?: the essential guide to tracing your family history by Smolenyak, 929.107 SMO
  • Unofficial Ancestry.com Workbook by Hendrickson, 929.1072 HEN
  • Family Tree magazine
  • Yearbooks (in-library use only)

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