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Genealogy & Local History

Library Resources


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.

New Richmond Newspapers Available

  • 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

Oral Histories

Oral Histories of New Richmond
Oral Histories of New Richmond residents collected between 1972 and 2014 by the New Richmond Preservation Society.

Veterans Oral History Collective
First-person accounts of veterans from Wisconsin, from the Korean War of 1950 to the 21st century Afghanistan War, collected by interviewers from the Richard L. Bong Historical Center, Superior, Wisconsin.

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: info@newrichmondlibrary.org.

Area Cemeteries: Locations and Contacts 

New Richmond Cemetery

New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017
(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
(Immaculate Conception Church)


County Hospital Cemetery

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


National Resources

    Blacksod Bay Assisted Emigration Sailling

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

    Library of Congress

    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.

    State Resources

    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

    Wisconsin Historical Society

    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.

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

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

    Online Resources

    Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry Library Edition

    Start searching billions of records and discover your family’s story.

    Use this resource in the library with the public computers or your laptop, tablet or smart device.

    Heritage Quest Online

    Heritage Quest

    Access genealogical research: all U.S. Federal Census records, family and local histories, and access to PERSI PERiodical Source Index.


    BadgerLink for Genealogists

    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.



    Provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch is one of the largest collections of free family history, family tree and genealogy records in the world. Users must create a personal account to access information.

    Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers

    Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site is a service of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association that provides access to 235 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers both historical and current.



    Historical newspapers archive from the 1700s-2000s containing thousands of well-known regional, state, and small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.