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The library is located at Heritage Hall, 504 South Fourth Street in Watertown, Wisconsin.

Our facilities are located on the lower level of the building and entry is by means of the north side entrance.


Library Telephone Number:  920-262-2362


Use of library is free with membership.   Non-members are charged a $2.00 fee per visit.


HOURS:       See online CALENDAR for up-to-date listing  

                                                       504 S Fourth Street


New Library Hours

Exception for holidays and inclement winter weather

Mondays (2nd of each month)

If no speaker scheduled                     9 am-9 pm

If speaker scheduled                          9 am-7 pm

Tuesdays                                             9 am-noon

Thursdays                                           1 pm-4 pm

Closed the weeks of Christmas and New Years

Call or email society for special arrangements



Online Card Catalog


Library Holdings [selected]


Church records we have


Newspapers on microfilm:

1)   Watertown Weltburger (German)--complete
2)   Watertown Republican--complete
3)   Watertown Democrat--complete
4)   Watertown Gazette--complete
5)   Watertown Chronicle--complete (indexed)
6)   Beaver Dam Argus--1860-1900 (plus an index up to 1955)
7)   Waterloo Journal--partial (additional copies on order)
8)   Index to Watertown Daily Times--1924-1945


1859 Plat map of Dodge Co. and Index

1862 Plat map of Jefferson Co.

1866 City Directory

1872 City Directory, Plus others

1879 History of Jefferson Co. and Index

Area Church and cemetery records

Beaver Dam "Argus" Index 1862-1956 and microfilm of newspaper

CD-rom collection of genealogical resources

Census records, European research aids, as well as some from areas outside of Wisconsin

City and Prairie Farmer Directories, family histories and county histories

Civil War Volunteers listings for WI

Clippings:  Obituaries and marriages from area newspapers

Family Histories held by society

High School and Middle School Yearbooks

International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) on microfiche

Jefferson County Circuit Court Records 1842-1940 

Jefferson County Land Records

Jefferson County Divorce Cases

Oak Hill Cemetery interment forms [Watertown]

Newsletters, subscriptions and exchange, from Wisconsin and other states

Passenger lists, including: Germans to America, Bremen to New York, Wuerttemberg, etc.

Pedigree chart collection


Records from Jefferson County Abstract Office

Surname card index is maintained

Watertown "Weltberger" German newspaper, bound copies; vital records indexed

Wisconsin pre-1907 Index of Vital Records on microfiche