Where Past Meets Present


Charles Tallman Archives

It’s all about family! Dig up your family tree, conduct research or take a genealogy class at the Charles Tallman Archives. Conduct research among thousands of photographs, maps and documents. Our archives staff will guide you through every step of the research process. Just want to browse? Flip through our photograph collection to find the right image to adorn your office, study or library.

A veteran of genealogy? Browse through our research databases to find specific resources that will help you complete your project.

Partnering with the Rock County Genealogical Society, the Charles Tallman Archives is the home for genealogy and local history research education. Discover your roots today!

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The Rock County Genealogical Society is an Affiliate Member of The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society.
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Genealogy & Research Services

Download the Rock County Historical Society’s full list of genealogy and research services & pricing.
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Search through over 5,000 photographs of Rock County views, families and businesses, all available for purchase for personal, research or business use.

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Let our experienced archives staff guide you through the process of discovering your family history, otherwise known as genealogy. Pour over maps, court records, personal or business documents to uncover the clues that will unlock the mysteries of your own heritage. Continue to hone your research skills by taking one of our genealogy classes.

Archives & Genealogy services


Genealogical classes are offered in our research room that provide small class sizes for intimate, face to face learning about the research process from start to finish. Classes are available for the novice or advanced user.

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Charles Tallman Archives

General Information

Research Fees & Inquiries

Research Fees & Inquiries




$10 (Initial research fee; other fees may apply)

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Location & Hours

Location & Hours


430 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53547
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10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Contact person

Ruth Anderson, Archives Manager
Phone: (608) 752-5891
Email: research@rchs.us

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Upcoming Events & Tours



1100 Glen St
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
August 12 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am



199 W Milwaukee St.
Janesville, WI 53548 United States
July 8 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am
60th Annual Tallman Arts Festival



426 N Jackson St
Janesville, WI United States
August 6 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact us for more information on the Charles Tallman Archives

For more information on tours, events, rentals and general info, please contact:

Rock County Historical Society
Charles Tallman Archives
430 North Jackson Street
Janesville, WI 53547

(608) 752-5891


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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

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440 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI  53548
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