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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions concerning our genealogy index's and research options at McIntyre Library.

Where are you located?

We are located on the 5th floor of McIntyre Library.

Directions to McIntyre Library

What are your hours?


During the Semester
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm Closed 1 - 5 pm


During Summer + Breaks
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm 9 am - 4 pm Closed Closed


Are the actual records now online?

None of our actual records are online at present, though there is some possibility for this in the future. Our records at Special Collections are either in paper or on microfilm.

Are any indexes online?

The Wisconsin Genealogy Index, which covers pre-1907 marriage, birth, and death records is available online. Also, some finding aids linked through ArCat contain online indexes. The Eau Claire Public Library has several online search tools, including the Eau Claire Obituary Index, the Local History Database, and Ancestry Library Edition. Additionally, the library has digitized city directories (1880-1923) and early Eau Claire newspapers (1858-1923). Be aware, however, that they can be difficult to search with precision and accuracy.

Records for individual counties?

We have described many of our holdings by county on our local Government Records page.

Can I send a research request by e-mail?

Yes, you can place a request using our Research Request Form.

Research Help

Are your collections cataloged online?

Yes, you can search our collections from our main page.

Special Collections + Archives

Which newspapers do you have?

We can provide reading room access to select newspaper databases that significantly expand access and discoverability of regional newspapers. Additionally, Wisconsin newspapers can be requested through Interlibrary Loan since most have been microfilmed by the Wisconsin Historical Society.