Nearly 8,000 folders of genealogical charts compiled by the association in interviews of city households during Wausau's centennial in 1939 (a
name index is available for these records).
The amount of information in each family's file varies greatly. Information usually includes names of the immediate family, address, birth date and place, marriage date, military service, and occupation.
Some files may also include the following: memberships, church affiliation, death date and burial place, education level; date ancestors came to Marathon County and why they came, where they first lived, and their occupation. Similar information for spouse, children, siblings, and spouse's siblings, and for ancestors may also be included in a family's file.
Occasionally heirlooms or museum pieces that are in the family's possession are noted. Some charts consist of a handwritten original in pencil which was later, presumably, transcribed and typed. In some cases, there are discrepancies between these two versions. If there is more than one copy, both will be copied and sent to you.