Genealogy & Local History
Ancestry Library Edition
Available on the local history computer in the library. Ancestry Library Edition includes census records, birth, marriage, and death records and immigration records.
Available on home computers by entering your library card number. HeritageQuest includes census records, local and family history books and the PERSI database of genealogy and local history articles.
BadgerLink for Genealogists
Resources for genealogists on home computers by entering your library card number. Search newspapers, genealogical sources, refernce books, historical documents, biographies, images, and military and government documents. Training aids available. Start on BadgerLink and click the For Genealogists link.
Friday Memorial Library maintains a local history collection which includes books, microfilm, and selected plat maps related to the history of New Richmond and the surrounding areas. We also have a print catalog of births, deaths, and marriages found in the local paper, the New Richmond News.
Hard and electronic copies of the New Richmond High School yearbooks are available at Friday Memorial Library. View and print pages from the digital format going back to 1915 on our history computer. *Not all years are available.
Oral Histories are available for checkout. The audio files are on data CDs which can be played on computers and some, but not all CD players. Most CDs contain an audio file and a pdf of the transcript. Adobe Reader is required to open the transcripts. View available transcripts and/or request audio CDs.
New Richmond Newspapers:
|St Croix Republican||1869-1899|
|New Richmond Republican||1899-1907|
|New Richmond News and Republican Voice||1907-1942|
|New Richmond News||1942-present|
|New Richmond Times||1944|
|Apple River Journal||1975-1977|
Microfilm of the New Richmond News and its predecessors date back to February 24, 1870. Ask at the front desk for help getting set up on the digital microfilm reader. Files can be printed from the computer or saved to a flash drive. Printing rates apply.
Microfilm funding provided by: Friends of Friday Memorial Library.
|black/white 8 1/2" x 11"||10¢ per page/side|
|black/white 8 1/2" x 14"||10¢ per page/side|
|black/white 11" x 14"||20¢ per page/side|
|color 8 1/2" x 11"||50¢ per page/side|
|color 8 1/2" x 11"||50¢ per page/side|
|color 11" x 14"||$1.00 per page/side|
|View of Copy Machine Policy Statement|
WNA: Wisconsin Newspaper Digital Archives
The New Richmond News is available on Wisconsin Newspaper Association Digital Archives. Editions are available from 2005 to present with an embargo delay of 60 days. Access is available through BadgerLink on home computers using your library card. Go to Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research site (WNA).
Requests for Information
We accept requests for information found in our local history archive, including obituaries/death, birth, and marriage notices from the New Richmond News and its predecessors. If you are looking for a specific article from the New Richmond News, we may perform the search for you if you know the approximate date of publication. Place a Research Request. For general inquiries, please submit emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charges for research and delivery of requests:
Vital Statistics (birth, marriage, and death):
$5.00 per page per individual by email
$5.50 per page per individual by postal mail
Topic or Newspaper Research: contact the library for availability and pricing.
Other Local Resources
Many resources available including St Croix County Plat Books, New Richmond High School Year Books, and telephone directories.
From the Office of the Secretary of State of Wisconsin, search the digital archives of municipal records by counties and cities. Some records go back to the mid-1800's.
A place to discover and share your Wisconsin story. Free access to a growing set of historical resources from the collections of libraries, archives, museums and historical societies across the state.
A guide to Wisconsin genealogy research.
Search records, photographs and other visual materials, property records from National Register and State Register of Historical Places and the Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory.
Archives of visual materials with a focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the United States, and Canada.
Let the Wisconsin Historical Society help you find an obituary in the thousands of newspapers in our collections.
Staff will search for one individual in up to two different newspapers per request. Please note that there is no guarantee an obituary will be found.
Payment covers the search time, regardless of whether a search is successful. Also, the amount of information in an obituary we find for you may vary greatly. For example, newspapers in larger cities often contain death notices rather than full obituaries.
Research Prices: $15 per request
Wisconsin Historical Society members: 10% discount applied during checkout.
Document Delivery time:
Staff will email results in less than 14 days.
Database of emigrants who were assisted by the Tuke Fund in 1883 and 1884.
Local History & Genealogy Reading Room. Research tips for locating genealogical materials, digitized materials and other internet sources.
Archives 1914-1918: during the First World War, 10 million people, servicemen or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps.