Exploring your family tree

Genealogy is fascinating, and the Museum at the Portage may be able to help you find information about your family. We have a collection of high school yearbooks, city directories, indexed scrapbooks, and more. We also have knowledgeable docents who know other local sources of genealogical information, including the public library that has many years of the local newspaper on microfilm. Another excellent source of information is the data collected from 77,000+ burial sites in Columbia County.

Newspaper Obituaries

Columbus obituary index, 1960-2000 Download File
Columbus obituary index, 1918-1970 Download File
Portage obituary index, 1850-1907 Download File
Portage obituary index, 1908-2015 Download File
Rio obituary index, 1916-1972 Download File

Cemetery Burials

Click here to download the Cemetery Index file, or browse specific townships below.
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Arlington Prairie Lutheran Download File
Arlington United Presbyterian Download File
Arlington Evangelical United Brethren Download File
Cemetery
Crawford-McDonald Download File
Durwards Glen Download File
Caledonia German Methodist Download File
Indian Farm Large Download File
Shanks Cemetery Download File
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Download File
Welsh Calvinistic Mothodist (Pioneer) Download File
Zastrow Cemetery Download File
Jerrison Cemetery Download File
McLeish Family Burial Download File
Rubin-Guenther Cemetery Download File
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Hillside Cemetery Download File
St. Jerome's Catholic Cemetery Download File
Cemetery
Cambria Cemetery Download File
Courtland Methodist Cemetery Download File
Cemetery
Dekorra Cemetery Download File
Dekorra Lutheran Cemetery Download File
Hastie Cemetery Download File
Inch Cemetery Download File
Schofield Cemetery Download File
Klaila Family - St. Thomas Catholic Download File
Hillside Cemetery Download File
Cemetery
Bach Henderson Download File
Old Fort Burials Download File
Spicer Cemetery Download File
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Download File
Cemetery
Fall River Cemetery Download File
Fountain Prairie Cemetery Download File
St. Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Download File
Cemetery
Hall Road Download File
Hampden Download File
Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery Download File
Leeds Center Cemetery Download File
Spring Prairie Hauge Cemetery Download File
Spring Prairie Lutheran Cemetery Download File
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Download File
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Bendixion Cemetery Download File
Cummings Cemetery Download File
Greenwood Cemetery Download File
Hillcrest Cemetery Download File
Martin Family Cemetery Download File
Oak Grove Cemetery Download File
Silver Lake Cemetery Download File
St. Michael's Lutheran Cemetery Download File
St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery Download File
Railroad Ritual at Dead Man's Crossing Download File
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Bartholomew Pioneer Cemetery Download File
County Line Cemetery Download File
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Download File
Okee Cemetery Download File
Okee Plat 1916 Download File
St. Patrick's Cemetery Download File
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Ohio Cemetery Download File
Rocky Run Cemetery Download File
South Lowville Cemetery Download File
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Cole-Fuller Cemetery Download File
Comstock Cemetery Download File
Henion Cemetery Download File
Marcellon Cemetery Download File
North Marcellon Cemetery Download File
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Calvary Cemetery Download File
Newport Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery Download File
Spring Grove Cemetery Download File
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Bonnet Prairie Norwegian Lutheran Download File
Doylestown Village Cemetery Download File
Ostego Cemetery Download File
St. Patrick's Catholic Doylestown Download File
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery Download File
St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery Download File
Vangen Family Cemetery Download File
Cemetery
Pacific Cemetery Download File
St. John's Columbarium Cemetery Download File
Cemetery
Blaen Y Cae Cemetery Download File
Friesland Cemetery Download File
Lake Sarah Lutheran Cemetery Download File
Randolph Public Cemetery Download File
St. Gabriel's Annunciation Cemetery Download File
St. Mary's Visitation Catholic Cemetery Download File
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Pleasant Hill Inglehart Cemetery Download File
Portage Prairie Cemetery Download File
Rosedale Presbyterian Cemetery Download File
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Springvale Cemeteries Download File
Cemetery
Garden Bluff Cemetery Download File
Knight Cemetery Download File
Cemetery
Columbia County Home & Hospital Download File
Pardeeville Cemetery Download File
St. Augustine's Rocky Run Cemetery Download File
Wyocena Cemetery Download File