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

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

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About Our Obituaries

Explore our physical and digital collections of thousands of Wisconsin obituaries.

The Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory will tell you if your property is listed, individually or contributing to a historic district.

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About Our Newspapers

Full Newspapers, Name Index, Local History and Biographical Clippings

Explore our physical and digital collections of newspapers, which is the second largest collection of newspapers in the U.S.

Explore our Visual Materials collection of nearly 3 million images in more than 6,000 collections. Over 80,000 images are available online.

Research your ancestors using our physical and digital collections of over 40,000 U.S. and Canadian family histories.

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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.

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

Search digital records on more than 140,000 historic buildings, structures and objects throughout Wisconsin.

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

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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.

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 Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.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

Explore our physical and digital collections of census records for the U.S., Wisconsin, Canada and special U.S. Federal Schedules.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

Among the Top Five Institutions for Genealogy Research in the U.S.

Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's vast family history collections, which are among the top five for genealogy research in the U.S.

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About Our Maps and Atlases

Explore our physical and digital collections of more than 25,000 maps and atlases, which focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the U.S. and Canada.

These consultants are available to help you research historic buildings and archaeological sites.
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