History Room News/Events


Jackson County Churches

The Jackson County History Room has over 80 files on churches in Jackson County and the surrounding area.  Many of the files contain histories of the churches, locations, and photos.  Also, keep in mind the History Room has cemetery burial indexes to assist you in locating burial locations. Click here for a list of the church files available for your viewing.


Free Family History Library Webinars and Classes in May 2017

Treat yourself to a free family history class, or two or three, in May.  The world renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its line-up of free, live webinars and classes for the month.  This month features several webinars for those beginning their genealogical research.   Classes are taught by staff of the Library and begin May 3.  Classes offered include:  Understanding Places in Ireland (Beginner), Using Social Media for Family History (Beginner), Ask Your United States Research Question (Beginner), Using the FamilySearch Catalog Effectively (Beginner), Overview of FamilySearch.org (Beginner), British Research Case Study (beginner), Ask Your United States Research Question (Beginner), What’s New at FamilySearch.org (beginner), and Tips and Tricks for Using FamilySearch’s FamilySearch” Historical Records (Intermediate). A complete list of Webinars being offered is available by contacting Historian Mary Woods at the Black River Falls Public Library-Jackson County History Room, 715-284-4112 #3, or by logging into FamilySearch.org


The Story behind the Speltz Studio Negatives

Click here to read the news article by reporter Cassie Colson, Jackson County Chronicle, which tells the story of how Mary Woods, Jackson County History Room Historian, acquired the former Speltz Studio negatives.