Completed in 2015 by Carol Lohry Cartwright, this 102 page document includes pictures and histories of many historical buildings in town, both commercial and private residences. (Be patient, the PDF can load slowly. Color photograph section begins at page 78.)
We'd like to thank the Bank of New Glarus and Sugar River Banks for sharing their wonderful historical calendars with us.
Many thanks to Bob Elmer for his local history and family history research and for sharing the information and stories found in his newsletters.
Ancestor charts for many of the first settlers who came to New Glarus in 1845.
High School staff and students have been working together to digitize and archive yearbooks dating back to 1917! The library also has a selection of yearbooks available in our reference collection
The Monticello Area Historical Society has a large digital archive featuring local obituaries, full-text publications, cemetery records, and family histories.
PDF links to back issues of the New Glarus Historical Society newsletter. We currently have newsletters for 2010-2022.
Click on the link above to download a spreadsheet of obituaries held by the library. We currently have obits for the years 1912-1933. To request a digital copy of any of the obituaries listed, please send an email to Erica [at] ngpl.org with your request, and be sure to include the full name and date the obituary appeared in the New Glarus Post.
Located just minutes from the public library, the Swiss Center has an ever-expanding collection of books and documents pertaining to Swiss history and genealogy. For access to the Swiss Center's archives, please call 608-527-6565.
This collection focuses primarily on the first 100 years of New Glarus's history. It includes narratives about the settlement and early history of the village, family records from the first church in New Glarus, tax rolls of the Town of New Glarus, old maps and plat books of Green County, the first yearbook of the New Glarus High School, and photographs of individuals and families, school groups, community organizations, events, street scenes, businesses, and agriculture. The New Glarus Public Library, the New Glarus Historical Society, and the Swiss United Church of Christ of New Glarus have collaborated to make available to the public these selected materials documenting the history of New Glarus and the surrounding area.
Free Access with Library Card
We are able to offer FREE library cards to all Wisconsin residents who have a photo ID and can show proof of current address. It takes about five minutes to complete an application form and get the card set up. Contact the library for more information.
Available for in-library use only.
Historic issues of the New Glarus Post, beginning with the first English edition in 1912, have been digitized and are available through BadgerLink in the Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers. Issues from 1912 through 1933 are now online, and years 1934-1979 will be coming in 2023. This project was made possible by a grant by the New Glarus Community Foundation.
Search census records, U.S. wills & probate documents, city directories, immigration records, military records, and more!
This database is made available to library card holders through BadgerLink. Search newspapers from 1690-2022 from around the world.
Free, Open-Access Websites
FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization and website offering genealogical records, education, and software. It is operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is closely connected with the church's Family History Department.
Search for burial sites by name or location, browse cemeteries, and add memorials to the database.
The Glarus family tree website is the result of long-term research and is a project which will still be further expanded on a regular basis. The web site shall provide a one-stop-shopping platform for interested researchers with as much a possible information about the genealogy of Glarus families. Immerse and experience a highly interesting piece of contemporary history and search for your Glarus ancestors in a database which includes more than 190,000 persons.
Collection of more than 17 million full-text, digitized books and documents in the public domain. Includes many items from the University of Wisconsin's local history collection.
The United States National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) online catalog. Find digitized census records, patent applications, citizenship applications, military records and more!
Thousands of local history resources, including photographs, maps, letters, diaries, oral histories, and more!
Explore the state historical society's online collections, including oral histories, maps & atlases, museum collections, Civil War documents, and much, much more!