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.