Washington House Inn Blog

Ozaukee County Genealogy Search

Twice this month by chance, while conversing with incoming guests…mention was made of their genealogy search. Both guests were directed to our Ozaukee County Historical Society Hazel Wirth Archives Research Center.

The Center is located in the Historic Interurban Railway Depot, just one block west of the Washington House Inn. The Research Center houses an extensive collection of:

  • Interurban Rail Memorabilia
  • Books on Local History & Wisconsin History
  • Photographs
  • Plat Maps
  • Birth, Marriage & Death Records
  • Genealogies of Local Families
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Church Records
  • Vintage Clothing

Most importantly are the volunteers who run the Center and take great pride in “Preserving and sharing the past for today…and future generations”

Visit www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/ochs for hours of operation.

The mother daughter genealogy research team who stayed at the Inn from Rancho Cucamonga, California, wrote to thank us for steering them to the Center calling it a “Historical Society Intervention” (what fun!) one of the volunteers from the Center went so far as to jump in the guest’s rental car and escort them to the homestead they sought. Now that is dedication. It is stories such as this that make Cedarburg, Wisconsin, every ones hometown. Please come visit us soon.