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Additional Resources on Community Development

Online Aggregate Census Data

Historical Census Browser - This site allows to you sort data and make charts. It sorts by state and by county.

IPUMS USA Published Census Volumes - This site has Adobe Acrobat versions of all the published aggregate census data. It is not sortable.

Online Census Enumeration Pages

Ancestry - (you must be a member to access some information, or it can be accessed for free at the Eau Claire Public Library)

Heritage Quest (you must have a MORE Library card to access this site)

Online Census Information

IPUMS USA Data Center

Online sources for historical photos:

Wisconsin Historical Society

Library of Congree Digital Collection

Information on how to do Photo or Document analysis

History Matters Making Sense of Evidence

Online Historical Wisconsin Blue Books

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Information on Company Towns

Boyd, Lawrence. “The Company Town”. EH.Net Encyclopedia, edited by Robert Whaples. January 31, 2003. URL 

Online Sanborn Maps

LE Phillips Memorial Library Genealogy (Right-click on Sanborn Maps, otherwise the site won’t open)

Area Research Centers

Wisconsin History Society There are 13 ARCs around the state that have information about local history. This site lists and links to them.

ARC at UWEC or ARC - The ARC is located on the 5th floor of McIntyre Library on the UWEC campus, and has tons of information on local history topics.