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Learn how cataloged human burial sites in Wisconsin are given greater protection under Wisconsin State Law

Learn about the benefits of cataloging a human burial site, from property tax exemptions to membership on the Registry of Interested Persons.

Who are the Board members and what do they do? Find out here.

What You Can Do

Do you want to know how to protect a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn several ways to preserve cemeteries and Native American mounds.

Learn about the procedures for handling publicly-owned or abandoned burial sites.

Want to know if there might be cemetery or Native American mound group on your property? The Society may have the answer

Learn what the standards and expectations are for archaeologists working within Wisconsin's human burial sites.

Want to protect a burial site and lower your property taxes at the same time? Find out how.

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

Do you own a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn about your rights and responsibilities under state law.

What steps should you take to research burial sites prior to conducting a field project? Read more to find out.

Are you planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group? Read this first.

What to do if you notice a human burial site being destroyed or damaged.

Your Rights Under Wisconsin State Law

Are you unhappy about a decision to move or protect a human burial site? Find out the process to request an appeal.

Learn how this landowner handled the discovery of human remains on her property.

What to do if You Think a Cemetery is Not Being Properly Maintained

Are you concered about an overgrown or neglected cemetery? Learn what you can do to help.

Don't panic! Stop what you are doing and read this article. The Wisconsin Historical Society can help.

A Guide for Archaeologists

Ensure you are complying with Wisconsin's burial sites laws.

Learn about the state and federal laws that protect burial sites, Native American mounds, and other places where human remains are buried.

What laws affect home burial? Read this before you create a burial site on private property.

For Properties with Burial Sites

Learn the steps to nagivate the application process to get a tax exemption under Wisconsin burial sites law.
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