Where Past Meets Present

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Charles Tallman Archives

Charles Tallman Archives

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All the genealogy tools you need: 3,000 photographs. 10,000 documents. 500 maps. Letters, scrapbooks, yearbooks, the list goes on. And most importantly: an army of knowledgeable and passionate researchers. All in one building.
The Charles Tallman Archives is your all-in-one resource for finding your roots. Learn about your family, your home, your community in a more interactive way, by reading and touching the past, through research.
The site is also the home of the Rock County Genealogical Society, an independent nonprofit organization housed here. For more information on their services or to contact, visit their website.

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430 N. Jackson St. Janesville, WI  53547
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10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday-Friday
March through December


Non-members: $10


Phone: (608) 752-5891
Email: research@rchs.us

Let Us Help Guide Your Research

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Our Services


Discover your family’s past through vital public records.


Dig through books, scrapbooks and other sources to complete your project.


Browse or reproduce images for your personal or research use.


Do you own historic property? Let us help you tell its story.


Attend a lecture or take a class to hone your research skills.


Let us recommend care for your historical image, document or object.

Get started!

For research inquiries or archives info, click below to email Kristin Arnold, Archives Manager, or call her at (608) 756-4509.

Our Mission


The Rock County Historical Society enriches and engages the communities in Rock County, Wisconsin through preservation and dissemination of the unique history and heritage of our area.

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Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center
426 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
(608) 756-4509

Charles Tallman Archives
430 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
(608) 752-5891

Lincoln Tallman House
440 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
(608) 756-4509