Local History

The Monroe Public Library offers a variety of resources to help you explore your family history.  We have access to both print and electronic resources.

Our collection includes some of the following items to help you on your quest:

  • Local history books
  • Selection of personal family histories
  • School yearbooks
  • City directories
  • Cemetery directories
  • Microfilm of historic Monroe newspapers and census records
  • Vertical file
  • Photographs


Digitized Local History Books

Edmund C. Hamilton
The Story of Monroe: Its Past & Its Progress Toward the Present
Monroe Public Schools Print Shop, 1976

History of Green County, Wisconsin
Union Publishing Company, 1884

Helen Maria Bingham
History of Green County, Wisconsin
Burdick & Armitage, 1887

Emery A. Odell
A History of Green County’s Cheese Industry

Emery A. Odell
Swiss Cheese Industry in Green County, Wisconsin
Monroe Evening Times, 1936