Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co. WI
The DOOR COUNTY LIBRARY
* Laurie History Room *
updated 9 Feb 2013
When in Door County to do Family History Research, you need to visit
the Laurie History Room of the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay FIRST!
DOOR COUNTY LIBRARY-(MAIN) IN STURGEON BAY (CITY):
(*See Door County Newspapers ONLINE thanks to the Door County Library!*)
THE DOOR COUNTY LIBRARY (DCL): 107 S. Fourth Avenue, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235 Phone: (920)743-6578
Laurie History Room
Located in the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay is the Laurie History Room (also known as The Laurie Room) which is the location of all the pertinent Family History Resources for Door County.:
Above: Left to Right: Microfilm cabinet; Printer/Microfilm Reader/Computer/Microfilm Cabinet; Locked Cabinet full of great Family History Resources that need to be requested of the Librarian to get access (complete list found on the LAURIE ROOM MAP!)
YOU WILL FIND A MAP THE PGS HAD MADE WHICH INCLUDES WHAT IS FOUND ON THE BOOKSHELVES BY CLICKING ON THE BUTTON BELOW:
WHAT WILL YOU FIND AT THE LAURIE ROOM?
NEWSPAPERS from all the newspapers of Door County on microfilm.
CENSUSES for Door County on microfilm: all the Federal and State Censuses.
GENEALOGIES: Many researchers have donated their personal family histories to the Laurie Room of the DCL. A SURNAME INDEX has begun to be created by the PGS by extracting the major surnames of each family history. Please click on the button below to go to the Surname Index:
CEMETERY INDEXES: The Index to Cemetery Transcriptions for Door County by the Old Cemetery Society and typed by its member Sally Treichel. Each Cemetery in Door County indexed in the 1970's. These are being made available on this PGS Website and are in the process of being updated.
OBITUARY INDEX: Index to Obituaries in the all the Door County Newspapers. Find your person in this index, locate the newspaper on the microfilm and make a copy of your OBIT! The PGS will make copies for you: $1.00 each. The PGS is in the process of putting the Index to Obituaries on this website.
HISTORIES OF DOOR COUNTY: Martin's History and Holand's History-both of which have indexes in separate volumes.
MAPS: Plat Maps, microfilmed Sanborn Insurance Maps, PGS Door County Place Names.
SCHOOL and COLLEGE YEARBOOKS. and MUCH MORE!
OTHER GREAT FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES AT THE LAURIE ROOM:
-1910 Census Index for Door County published by the PGS (also on this PGS Website as a PDF File).
-The Index of Pre-1907 Door County Marriages including all persons named on the certificates also published by the PGS (also on this PGS Website as a PDF File).
-Index of Immigrants from Belgium (in French) taken from the original church records there and other many sources: (2) books donated by the PGS.
-Many more items too numerous to mention. These include items for and relating to Door County History as well as Wisconsin and many other locations.
CHECK OUT THE PGS LAURIE ROOM MAP created 25 Feb 2009!
DOOR COUNTY CIVIL TOWNS Page