Waupaca Historical Society
Waupaca Historical Society
321 S. Main St., Waupaca, WI 54981

History and Research

The Waupaca Historical Society's Holly Center houses books, collections and photographs, among many other objects, that tell the history of Waupaca and the Chain O'Lakes area. The Holly Center also houses the Waupaca Area Genealogical Society's collection of genealogical and research materials.

The Waupaca Area Genealogical Society also have great historical and genealogical information, along with cemetery records and information, on their website: http://www.wigenweb.org/waupaca/index.htm.

For more history on Waupaca and the Chain O'Lakes, click on the "History and Research." Then click on "Waupaca and Chain O'Lakes History."

If you are starting research on your historic home, these links are helpful places to start: 



Local property titles, deeds and other land documents  are housed at the Waupaca County Courthouse at the Register of Deeds. Birth, death, marriage and divorce records, in addition to tribal marriage or divorce records, are also housed at the Waupaca County Register of Deeds. For more information, visit https://www.waupacacounty-wi.gov/departments/register_of_deeds/index.php.

The Holly Center is open for research during public hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (and the secondSaturdays during the summer).