The library is located at Heritage Hall, 504 South Fourth Street in Watertown, Wisconsin, on the Northside of the Building.

Our facilities are located on the lower level of the building and entry is by means of the north side entrance.

Library Telephone Number:  920-262-2362

Use of library is free with membership.   Non-members are charged a $2.00 fee per visit. 


Online Card Catalog 

Library Holdings [selected]


Newspapers on microfilm:

1)   Watertown Weltburger (German)–complete
2)   Watertown Republican–complete
3)   Watertown Democrat–complete
4)   Watertown Gazette–complete
5)   Watertown Chronicle–complete (indexed)
6)   Beaver Dam Argus–1860-1900 (plus an index up to 1955)
7)   Waterloo Journal–partial (additional copies on order)
8)   Index to Watertown Daily Times–1924-1945



1866 City Directory

1872 City Directory, Plus others

1879 History of Jefferson Co. and Index

Area Church and cemetery records

Beaver Dam “Argus” Index 1862-1956 and microfilm of newspaper

Census records, European research aids, as well as some from areas outside of Wisconsin

City and Prairie Farmer Directories, family histories and county histories

Civil War Volunteers listings for WI

Clippings:  Obituaries and marriages from area newspapers

Family Histories held by society

High School and Middle School Yearbooks

International Genealogical Index (I.G.I.) on microfiche

Jefferson County Circuit Court Records 1842-1940 

Jefferson County Land Records

Oak Hill Cemetery interment forms [Watertown]

Newsletters, subscriptions and exchange, from Wisconsin and other states

Passenger lists, including: Germans to America, Bremen to New York, Wuerttemberg, etc.

Pedigree chart collection


Records from Jefferson County Abstract Office

Surname card index is maintained

Watertown “Weltberger” German newspaper, bound copies; vital records indexed

Wisconsin pre-1907 Index of Vital Records on microfiche

Click on each heading below to see what we have in our library:

Church Histories

under construction In the church history file cabinets we have anniversary programs and pictorial directories. Most of these items are either donated from church parishioners or bought from a thrift store, antique store or rummage sale. Please consider looking for such items the next time you are in one of these stores and donating them …

Church Records

Church records are the births, confirmations, marriages and deaths that occurred at that church. Volunteers from the early years of our society, worked tirelessly to get this information for our library. If you know of any church records that are not listed below, but you know how to get them, we would be very grateful …

Exchange Newsletters

under construction

High School & College Yearbooks

HIGH SCHOOL  & COLLEGE YEARBOOKS The following is a list of all the yearbooks that we have in our Library.  We are always looking to complete our collection of yearbooks to further help you in your genealogical research. Please keep us in mind as one of your donation considerations and if you happen to find …

Plat Maps

PLAT MAPS This is a listing of the Plat Maps that we have in our library. If you happen to have any at home that you do not know what to do with, we are always looking for additional maps to help build up our collection. WISCONSIN Adams County Plat Maps 1985 Calumet County Plat …

Family Histories

FAMILY HISTORIES AT THE DJCGS LIBRARY We have printed copies of family histories with the following surnames in our library. Family Histories can be viewed in our library or you can contact us via email or snail mail to inquire about certain surnames. If you have a copy of a family history that you would like to …