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, 1960-2000Download File
Columbus obituary index, 1918-1970Download File
Portage obituary index, 1850-1907Download File
Portage obituary index, 1908-2018Download File
Rio obituary index, 1916-1972Download File

Cemetery Burials

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