Local History

Local History Collection

The Local History collection includes books, plat maps, cemetery records, local family history records, photo collections, videos, and vertical files with local news. Search digitized collections here.


Cedarburg Public Library holds microfilm for News Graphic (1883-2011), the 1850 U.S. Census, Wisconsin County Histories, National Geographic (1972-1973), and microfiche for Time Magazine (1965-2009). A microfiche and microfilm reader is available at the library. Interlibrary Loan requests may be made for microfilm material not held at the library.


Print copies of local newspapers such as the Ozaukee Press, News Graphic, Daily News, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are available for reading in the library. All newspapers are located on the 2nd floor of the library.

Cedariel Yearbooks 1950-2020

Digitized copies of the Cedariel Yearbook are available to view online. Find your old classmates or family members by clicking here. After clicking on the PDF, scroll down to view the pages.