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Marinette County Centennial 1879-1979. Marinette, Wis.: Marinette County Historical Society, 1979. [Note: I purchased my copy from the Logging Museum shop in 1998.]

Boatman, John F. And the River Flows On ... Memories from a Wisconsin-Michigan Border Town. Milwaukee, Wis.: UW-Milwaukee, 1998.

Burke, Fred C. I Lived at Peshtigo Harbor. The History of an Early Day Saw-Mill Village. Peshtigo, Wis.: Peshtigo Times Publishing Co., 1971.

Commemorative Biographical Record of the West Shore of Green Bay, Wisconsin including the counties of Brown, Oconto, Marinette and Florence, containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and many of
the early settled families. Illustrated. Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1896. Lookups

Gard, Robert, and L.G. Soren. The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names. Minocqua, Wis.: Heartland Press, 1988. [Out of print, but should be available through interlibrary loan.]

History of Northern Wisconsin, Containing an account of it's settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive sketch of its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages Illustrated. Chicago, IL: Western Historical Company, 1881. Lookups

Johnson, Beverly H. Queen Marinette: Spirit of Survival on the Great Lakes Frontier. Amasa, Mich.: White Water Associates, Inc., 1995. [This book is well-researched and nicely put together. I got my copy from the Logging Museum shop in 1998.]

Morton, W. "Notables in Early History of Marinette." Green Bay Historical Bulletin, Vol. 5, No. 3. Green Bay, Wis.: Green Bay Historical Society, 1929.

Rentmeester, Jeanne, and Les Rentmeester. The Wisconsin Creoles. Melbourne, Fla.: Jeanne and Les Rentmeester, 1987.

Stephenson, Isaac. Recollections of a Long Life, 1829-1915. Chicago, Ill.: R.R. Donnelley & Sons, 1915.

Link to Wisconsin books at Origins:


1895 Atlas (courtesy Pam Rietsch, Livingston County, MI) Marinette County

Marinette County Townships Marinette County WIGenWeb (this site).

Marinette County Road Map Marinette County WIGenWeb (this site), Courtesy of Wisconline.

Uncapher, Wendy (Zastrow) and Linda (Zastrow) Herrick. Wisconsin: Its Counties, Townships & Villages. Janesville, Wis.: Origins, a Division of Copycrafters, Inc., 1994. [Often affectionately referred to as "the cow book" for the black-and-white holstein spots on its cover. It is available through Origins, a genealogy book and supply store located in Janesville.]

Using Maps in Genealogy A reference guide from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Wisconsin Atlas and Gazetteer. Freeport, Maine: DeLorme Mapping Co. [A must have for anyone traveling or doing research in Wisconsin -- includes townships, landmarks, and every known unincorporated settlement.]

Wisconsin Digital Map Library USGenWeb Project 

Internet Resources

Historic Overview of Marinette County City of Marinette Web Site 

Marinette County

Marinette Area Chamber of Commerce

National Archives and Records Administration - Great Lakes Region

The Political Graveyard - Marinette County

Rootsweb - The oldest and largest FREE genealogy site.

State Historical Society of Wisconsin - Genealogy Resources



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