Local History

MapLocal History Room

The Demmer Library offers a Local History Room that houses a microfilm reader/printer and a public internet access computer.

The Local History Room has a special collection of items relating to the Three Lakes area and the State of Wisconsin. The microfilm collection includes all the Three Lakes newspapers (excluding the Vilas County News Review) on film as well as Wisconsin census records.  The Demmer Library also administers a microfilm loan agreement with the Salt Lake City Family History Library.  This allows researchers to order and view microfilm on loan from Salt Lake at the Demmer Library.  There is a small charge for this service.  For more information please contact nbrewster@demmerlibrary.org

The Local History room also has a comprehensive collection of books on the techniques of doing genealogy from beginner’s manuals to those aimed at a very specific audience, e.g. Tracing Your Irish Ancestors or Genealogy Online for Dummies.

The Demmer Library gladly accepts donations of local history items for our Local History Room.

Additional Local History Sources include:

Three Lakes Local History Room Photo Gallery

Three Lakes Historical Society

Three Lakes Genealogical Society

Three Lakes Local History Resources at the Demmer Library