Historical Collection


The Maude Shunk Local History Room hosts a collection of historical materials from the Menomonee Falls area. Among the collection are photographs of the area, local Church histories and cemetery listings, local histories about Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Menomonee Falls. There are genealogical materials such as “Passenger and Immigration Lists Index”, and other indexes and publications more local to Menomonee Falls. The local history room also has copies of the Menomonee Falls High School Yearbooks. To see a list of our entire historical collection, visit our catalog.

Hours of Operation

The Maude Shunk History Room is open the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM. No appointment is necessary.

If you wish to visit the Maude Shunk Local History Room at any other time, we ask that you please call ahead. We want to be sure we have staff available to assist you. Please call 262-532-8920 to make an appointment or email kesvang@menomonee-falls.org.

Other Genealogy and History Resources

The following lists of resources were compiled by our Business Manager, Ellen Rohr. She is also a professional genealogist and teaches classes here at the library. She is able to provide genealogy help on a limited basis. If you have a question she can help you with you can phone 262-532-8930 or email erohr@menomonee-falls.org.

Major Players

Other Websites with Digital Collections


Photos and Family Trees (besides Ancestry and FamilySearch)

Indexes/Catalogs/Linking Sites


Social Media (Blogs, Facebook, Twitter)

  • Check social media for Fold3, Familysearch.org and Ancestry.com
  • GeneaBloggers (Free)
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