Genealogy & Local History


Ancestry Library Edition

Available on computers 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 Search newspapers, genealogical sources, refernce books, historical documents, biographies, images, and military and government documents.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 Genealogy link under the Browse by Subject menu.






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

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
The Leader 1915-1918
  New Richmond News   1942-2019
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.

                   Printer/Copier Rates     
          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).


Area Cemeteries: Locations and Contacts

New Richmond Cemetery

New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017
715-246-4268 (City of New Richmond)

New Richmond Cemetery App

Oakland Cemetery

County Road C & 217th Avenue
New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017


Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery

151 South Washington Avenue
New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017


Boardman Cemetery

County Road A
Boardman, Wisconsin 54017


St. Patrick's Church Cemetery

County Road G
Erin, Wisconsin 54017
715-246-4652 (Immaculate Conception Church)


County Hospital Cemetery

185th Avenue & County Road KK
New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017



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:




Charges for research and delivery of requests:

$5.00 per page per individual by email

$5.50 per page per individual by postal mail


Other Local Resources

Handout from the February 2016 Genealogy Series

New Richmond Heritage Center

Many resources available including St Croix County Plat Books, New Richmond High School Year Books, and telephone directories.

UW-River Falls University Archives and Area Research Center

St Croix County Genealogy

St Croix Valley Geneaological Society

Baron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, St Croix, and Rusk County

Wisconsin Historical Society's Genealogy Resources

Wisconsin Historical Society's Historical Image Search

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Recollection Wisconsin

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.

Wisconsin Historical Society

Genealogy Resources

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.

Historical Image Search

Archives of visual materials with a focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the United States, and Canada.

The Obituary Search Request Service

 Let the Wisconsin Historical Society help you find an obituary within the thousands of newspapers in their collection.


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Blacksod Bay Assisted Emigration Sailling

Database of emigrants who were assisted by the Tuke Fund in 1883 and 1884.

Library of Congress

Local History & Genealogy Reading Room. Research tips for locating genealogical materials, digitized materials and other internet sources. 

ICRC Prinsoners of the First World War

Archives 1914-1918: during the First World War, 10 million people, servicemen or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps.

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