University of Wisconsin at Green Bay Area Research Center

The University of Wisconsin at Green Bay Area Research Center, known as the ARC, was incredibly helpful to us during our stay in Green Bay, researching our Anderson and Knapp family tree.

The ARC has very limited public access hours.

Monday 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Hours are subject to change, holidays, and school sessions.

The Green Bay ARC houses many public and government documents and records for Northeastern Wisconsin counties. Specifically they are:

  • Brown
  • Calumet
  • Door
  • Florence
  • Kewaunee
  • Manitowoc
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Outagamie
  • Shawano

Record types include birth, death, and marriage records, divorces, citizenship (letters of Intent and Naturalization records), probate, court records, public and open criminal records, land records, maps, newspapers, photographs, correspondence, business records, books, census records (federal and Wisconsin), and so much more.

They have a lot of Belgian and Norwegian records, though their Belgian-American research materials are definitely more extensive. They also host a lot of books and printed matter related to the history of the area and immigrant stories.

They provide microfilm viewing, printing, and photocopying of most records by the individual or with an assistant’s help. The staff is exceptionally knowledgeable and very helpful.

The Green Bay ARC is located in the Cofrin Library on the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay campus, near the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Parking is by permit, and the Weidner Center is the closest parking lot we found.

Contact information is at:

Area Research Center – Cofrin Library
UW-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001

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