Manitowoc County Historical Society Archives
Discovering your family’s history is an amazing journey.
Census records, newspaper articles, photographs, and other artifacts hold the keys to a past we can only imagine. Our local history archives may be able to help you in your search. Download and print our Local History Archives Guide.
Compiled written history of Manitowoc County
Manitowoc County plat books for family owned land
Manitowoc County immigration dates and declarations from 1848 to 1929
Manitowoc County cemetery lists
Manitowoc County Civil War veterans biographies
Compiled village and town histories
Various church records including: St. Wendel, St. Isidore, St. Fidelis, St. Patrick
City and county directories beginning in 1864
Various one-room school materials, attendance records, and yearbooks.
A collection of early Manitowoc newspapers is also available for limited examination and referencing.
Thousands of images and documents for our County's cities, towns, and rural villages.
Local business records and documentation
Oral histories have also been collected and are available in various formats on a wide-range of subjects.
Click on and then hover over the images below for descriptions of our featured collections.
Stories from our Archives
Learn about the people and places of our local history through articles written from our archives materials.