Alice Baker Library owns a number of how-to-do-it books on genealogy. Our main historical reference volumes are:

  • The History of Dodge County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880.
  • The History of Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1879.
  • The History of Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1881.
  • The History of Walworth County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1882.
  • The History of Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880.
  • Haight, Theron W, Ed. Memoirs of Waukesha County. Madison, Wis.: Western Historical Association, 1907.
  • Peck, George W, Ed. Cyclopedia of Wisconsin, Vol. 1. Madison, Wis.: Western Historical Association, 1906.These books may be used in the library. Staff is happy to make copies of pages. We also have a file containing source material on area history and a file of selected area obituaries.


Online databases:



Ancestry is accessible only within the library.




HeritageQuest is accessible from any PC with a valid card from any Waukesha Federated Library System library. For access outside the library, click here.

Eagle Historical Society

217 Main Street
Eagle, WI 53119
Ph: 262-594-8961
Hours: Wednesday—4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday—9:00 a.m. to noon or by appointment.

The Eagle Historical Society owns a great deal of materials of interest
to genealogists.

  • Eagle Quill—1898 to 1950. Staff will do lookups.
  • Local business history.
  • Photos of Eagle places and people.
  • Local obituaries (digitizing is in process)
  • Waukesha Freeman obit index 1859-1920.
  • Prairie Farmers Home Directory, 1928.
  • Directory of Waukesha County.
  • Waukesha County Portrait and Biographical Record.
  • Plat maps and books—Waukesha and surrounding counties.
  • Village and Town government records.
  • Eagle news columns from Mukwonago Chief.
  • Extensive historic files on Eagle families.
  • Selected family genealogies,
  • Local weddings and military service information.


Other area resources for genealogists:

East Troy Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 722
2106 Church Street
East Troy WI 53120

Mukwonago Historical Society
103 Main Street
PO Box 392
Mukwonago WI, 53149
Phone: 262-363-6413

Mukwonago Public Library
300 Washington Avenue

Mukwonago WI 53149

Palmyra Historical Society
112 N. 3rd Street
Palmyra WI 53156
Open Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Walworth County Historical Society
9 E Rockwell

Box 273
Elkhorn WI 53121

Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum
101 West Main Street
Waukesha WI 53186

Waukesha County Register of Deeds
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
515 West Moreland Boulevard

Waukesha WI 53188-2428

Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street

Madison WI 53706

Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha WI 53186

Area Cemetery Contact Information:

Jericho Cemetery
Hwy. E
Rick Harthun–262-594-5169

Melendy’s Prairie Cemetery
Hwy. ZZ
Richard Peardon–262-495-4402

North Prairie Cemetery
Hwy. 59
Joan Linde–262-392-2723

Oak Grove Cemetery
near Old World Wisconsin, Hwy. 67
Rick Harthun–262-594-5169

Oak Ridge Cemetery
Hwy. 67

Peter Jones–262-470-4855

Ottawa Cemetery
Hwy. 67
Scott Maule–262-965-4821

St. Theresa Cemetery
Hwy. 67
Church Office–262-594-5200


Area church contact information:

Eagle United Methodist Church
305 East Main Street
Box 26
Eagle WI 53119

St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church
136 West Waukesha Road
Eagle WI 53119