Requesting Paid Research Assistance
About Your Research Request
The RCGS accepts requests for look-ups and to answer specific research questions. Include your name, address, email address and phone number with your research request. The research staff are busy; priority is given to members' requests. Please consider joining the Society to get these benefits:
HOW TO REQUEST RESEARCH ASSISTANCE:
Rock County Genealogical Society
PO Box 0936
Janesville, WI 53547-0936
Please Include with any research request:
Archive & Library Contents: The Archives consist of 3,000 Tallman family papers from 1830-1880, 12,000 bound volumes, 40 vertical file drawers of manuscripts and clippings, 500 volumes of school records, business records, and yearbooks, over 20 cubic feet of maps, an extensive photograph collection, abstracts (currently inaccessible), 14,000 probate records, Rock County civil court records (transferred to UW-Whitewater Area Research Center), extensive Rock County cemetery records, indexes to Rock County birth, marriage, and death records (full records housed at the Rock County Courthouse), an assortment of diaries, and other family records, over 500 Scrapbooks and the library and archival collections of the Rock County Genealogical Society. The holdings are non-circulating.
All About the Charles Tallman Archives & Research Center
Library & Archive Hours: Archives are open Wednesday & Friday, 10 am - 4 pm and Thursday 10 am - 7 pm. Note: Closed January, February & Holidays. Call ahead at (608) 752-5891 to make sure the facility is open on the date of your planned visit. No food, beverage or smoking is allowed. Use of smart phone cameras, scanners and digital cameras are forbidden. The RCGS Library & RCHS Archives are closed holidays.
Admission Fees: Admission is free to Society Members, but there is a $10 per day admission fee if you are not a member of the Rock County Historical Society or Rock County Genealogical Society which share space and records at the newly restored Charles Tallman Home located at 430 N. Jackson St., Janesville, WI on the grounds of the historic Lincoln-Tallman Museum. The Charles Tallman Home Library and Archives are available for supervised and assisted research by Society volunteers.
Library Research Services & Fees:
Fees vary depending on membership status, volume of copies, complexity and time required to fulfill the request:
Library Research Services include: