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Explore our Visual Materials collection of nearly 3 million images in more than 6,000 collections. Over 75,000 images are available online.

Download the Wisconsin-preferred National Register form.

These consultants are available to help you prepare your National Register of Historic Places nomination.

Architecture and History Inventory

Tips on finding records for urban, rural and unusual properties

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

All Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings are searchable on our website.

Eligible properties must retain the essential physical appearance of the period in which they were important, and meet one of four criteria.

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About Our Cemetery Records

The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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About Our Immigration Records

Explore our physical and digital collection of naturalization records for Wisconsin and passenger lists for the U.S. and Canada.

The Society’s museum collections include 110,000 historical objects and about 500,000 archaeological items that document the history of Wisconsin.

These are static lists and may not convey the most current information about a property.

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About Our Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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About Our Birth Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Explore this index of over 1 million pre-1907 state-level birth records to locate full records on microfilm reels.

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Wisconsin Supplementary Manual

For Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

Find guidance for preparing a typical Wisconsin nomination to the State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

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About Our Death Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 400,000 pre-1907 state-level death records and see full death records on microfilm at the Society's library.

Learn who serves on the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board and when they meet.

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

Use the Wisconsin Name Index to browse obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts.

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About Our Church Records

Search this digital collection of 16,000 historical newspaper articles on notable Wisconsin people and communities.
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