Mailing Address: P.O. Box 936, Janesville, WI 53547-0936
Library & Archives New Location: 430 N. Jackson St., Janesville, WI
Hours: 9AM-3PM Wed. & Thu. & Noon-3PM Fri. (call ahead)
Phone: (608) 752-5891
Email: Research Inquiries Note: Research fees apply:
- $20 for first hour.; $10/hour thereafter;
- Copy cost: $1/page (members $0.50/pg.)
MAILING ADDRESS: Rock County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 936, Janesville, WI 53547-0936
NEW LOCATION: The RCGS library and office are located at the newly renovated Charles Tallman Home, 430 N. Jackson St. adjacent to the Tallman House Restoration in Janesville, Wisconsin.
HOURS: The RCGS library and RCHS archive are open to the public from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Wednesdays & Thursdays and Noon to 3 P.M. Fridays. Contact us by phone to confirm we will be open on a particular day or to request special accommodation.
EMAIL: The RCGS webmaster can forward your email questions or requests to the Society Librarian, our staff of researchers, the Society newsletter editor or others.
PHONE NUMBERS: RCGS library at 608-752-5891.
The Wisconsin Historical Society Library & Archives: What is in it? Everything!!
Location: Meet at Helen Jeffris Woods Museum Gallery Room, 426 N. Jackson Street, in Janesville, WI which is two doors south of the Lincoln Tallman Restorations. (Click for map & directions). There is handicapped parking in the rear of the building with additional parking at the Charles Tallman House, 430 North Jackson Street, or across Mineral Point Avenue at the Mercy enclosed parking ramp. There is no charge for parking in the Mercy parking ramp.
Cost and Invitation: Free and Open to the Public.
Program Presenter(s): George Findlen is a retired academic administrator who became a certified genealogist in retirement. He researches and publishes articles on Acadian and French-Canadian families in Eastern Canada, the Canadian Maritimes, and New England. In addition, he gives talks and leads groups through skill-development exercises for the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives. His genealogical articles have appeared in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and journals in New England, Louisiana, New Brunswick, and Quebec.
Program Summary: The holdings of interest to genealogists in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library and Archives (two repositories in one building), and the services they provide to make your contact with them a pleasant one will be presented. The two repositories, together, hold one of the five largest genealogy collections in the U.S. George demonstrates how to locate family histories, compiled genealogies, newspapers, pre-1907 Wisconsin vital records, civil war records, and more through the on-line digital catalogs for the library, the archives, and digital records made available at the Wisconsin History web site. The talk concludes with a description of the microfilm equipment visitors can use, and other services provided by the Library and Archives to support users both on-site and from afar. Q & A to follow.