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 A Joint Project of the University Library and the Portage County Public Library

Stevens Point Area
Obituary Index

A joint project of the
UWSP University Archives
Portage County Public Library
Stevens Point Area Genealogical Society


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Portage County, from an 1895 Rand McNally Atlas

OBITUARIES FROM JUNE 1, 2000 - JULY 19, 2001 ARE UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.  FULL TEXT OBITUARIES FOR THESE DATES MAY BE LOCATED, BY YEAR AND MONTH, AT THE PORTAGE COUNTY GAZETTE'S WEB SITE: http://www.pcgazette.com/obits.htm


T
his site no longer works. Please search for obituaries in the Central Wisconsin Genealogy Index.
 

To Obtain Photocopies of Obituaries and Report Errors:

Photocopies of obituaries that are not available as full text (see below for information on selected full-text obituaries), are available from the University Archives.  Please read our Terms of Service for ordering and billing information.  Due to the large number of requests received on a daily basis, we ask that you read the instructions in the Terms of Service and adhere to them. We appreciate your cooperation as it allows us to serve you in a more efficient manner.

Errors: Please also send errors or omissions to University Archives at archives@uwsp.edu.  Reports of errors or omissions should relate only to indexed obituaries in the Stevens Point Journal, [Stevens Point ] Gazette, the Portage County Gazette, or the Wisconsin Pinery.


Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Area Obituary Index

The Stevens Point Area Obituary Index indexes issues of the Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Stevens Point Journal, [Stevens Point ] Gazette, the Portage County Gazette, beginning in 1864, and the Wisconsin Pinery, 1864-1890.  The database includes more than 100,000 names.

Indexed entries include name, alternative names (if any),  newspaper abbreviation, and the date(s) the obituary or funeral notice appeared in the paper.  Here is a sample entry:

Search results for:                    "dodds elizabeth"
Name Alternative name Newspaper Date (underlined & hyperlinked includes full text)
Dodds, Elizabeth Burns, Edward Mrs. SPWJ 3  April 1875

Full Text of Obituaries

Selected obituary notices include a hyperlink to the complete text of the obituary.  Date entries that are underlined and hyperlinked may be selected to view the complete obituary:

Search results for:                    "molnar esther"
Name Alternative name Newspaper Date (underlined & hyperlinked includes full text)
Molnar, Esther Guentzel PCG 6 Aug 1999 (p20)

The Obituary Index includes the following newspapers and dates:

Title

Abbreviation

Dates

Stevens Point Weekly Journal
SPWJ
1872 - 1920
Stevens Point Daily Journal
SPDJ
1895 - 1980
Stevens Point Journal
SPJ
1981-
*[Stevens Point ] Gazette

*Various titles: the  Portage County Gazette and The Gazette

SPG

1878 - 1923
Portage County Gazette

PCG

1999-
Wisconsin Pinery

WP

1864-1890

Locating the Stevens Point Journal, the [Stevens Point ] Gazette, and the Portage County Gazette:

UWSP Library/Archives:  

Journal: The latest 2 weeks are shelved in the Current Periodicals/Newspaper area on the 2d floor of the University Library. The current issue is kept at the Periodical Desk. Issues from 1895- are on microfilm in University Archives on the 5th floor of the University Library.  Selected stories are also available on the Web.

[Stevens Point ] Gazette (various titles: Portage County Gazette and The Gazette ): Issues from July 17, l878-March 21, 1923 are on microfilm in University Archives.

Portage County Gazette (1999-): Issues are shelved in the Current Periodicals/Newspaper area on the 2d floor of the University Library, and in University Archives on the 5th floor of the University Library.  Selected stories are also available on the Web.

Wisconsin Pinery (1864-1890): Available on Microfilm in the University Archives.

Portage County Public Library

Journal: Current issues are on the current periodicals shelves, issues from 1895- are on microfilm (M 070 Ste Microfilm). Selected stories are also available on the Web.

[Stevens Point ] Gazette: (variously titled the Portage County Gazette and The Gazette ): Issues from July 17, l878- are on microfilm (M 070 Gaz Microfilm).

Portage County Gazette (1999-): Issues are shelved on the current periodical shelves.  Selected stories are also available on the Web.

Wisconsin Pinery (1864-1890): Issues from January 1853-December 1886 are on Microfilm (M 070 Wis).

The Stevens Point Journal Index 1992- is also available. Articles indexed include state and local news (obituaries, sports, police reports, and social or cultural events are not included).

The Obituary Index  is also available as a card file at the University Archives, and in microfiche (1881-1952) and as a paper file (1979 -) at the Portage County Public Library .


Additional resources: For additional genealogy resources in Portage County, see the Portage County Cemetery Locator, the Genealogy pages on the University Library's Web, the Web site of the Portage County Historical Society, and the history and genealogy page of Central Wisconsin on the Web.


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