Marshfield Public Library Genealogy Index

This database represents over 20 years of work by many individuals. Volunteers representing the Marshfield Area Genealogy Group and Marshfield Public Library culled through microfilm newspapers for records of births, deaths and marriages. Their efforts were complemented by the work of GreenThumb/Experience Works/Senior Aides worker, Hilly Weimert.

This Genealogy Index is an online index to over 200,000 events reported in the following Marshfield newspapers over the years as indicated.

Marshfield Times    February 1882 – October 1919

Marshfield News    September 1889 – August 1920

Marshfield Herald    May 1911 – August 1927

Events coded with a B include birth announcements, baptisms, christenings, adoptions, birthday anniversaries, naturalizations, military awards, information about veterans, and other events. Events coded with an M include marriage announcements, marriage licenses, engagement announcements, wedding anniversaries, and divorces. Events coded with a D include death announcements, obituaries, funeral announcements, probate notices, wills, and pension announcements. Although not all entries are specifically a birth, death, or marriage record, they are included to provide profitable leads for family researchers.

Brief notes are included, but the actual newspaper article should be seen for the search to be comprehensive. They may be viewed on microfilm at the Library. Names are entered exactly as they are listed in the newspaper. When two spellings of a name exist within the same article, both spellings are indexed. For consistency, the names of Catholic nuns are all listed with Sister as the surname.

The Marshfield Public Library Online Genealogy Index

Database Key

A key to abbreviations used in the notes is listed below. The United States Postal Service official two letter abbreviations are used for states.


Abbreviation Meaning Abbreviation Meaning
AM morning MFLD Marshfield
APR April MI miles
APT apartment M/M Mr. and Mrs.
AUG August MN Marshfield News
B born MO month
BRO brother MON Monday
BUR burial MT Marshfield Times
C column N North
CATH Catholic NEE maiden name
CEM cemetery NOV November
CITY Marshfield OCT October
C/S citizenship P page
D died PM afternoon
DAU daughter PRES Presbyterian
DEC December RR railroad
E East S South
EVE evening SAT Saturday
FD found SEP September
FEB February SUN Sunday
FR father THUR Thursday
FRI Friday TUES Tuesday
FUN funeral VET veteran
HUSB husband W West
JAN January WED Wednesday
JUL July WF wife
JUN June WK week
MAR March WKS weeks
MAY May ? not known
METH Methodist
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Marshfield, WI 54449


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