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About the New Wisconsin Historical Society Website

User-Centered Design, Simplified Browsing, Streamlined Search

Welcome to the Wisconsin Historical Society's new website!

The changes to our site go far beyond a new visual design. Everything on the new website is different; the way the site looks, the way the content is organized and written and the underlying technology that searches and displays the pages. Each improvement was made with our users in mind.

User-Centered Design

We started by talking with real people, gathering feedback from tractor collectors, genealogists, parents, teachers, researchers, historic home owners and history lovers. The new site's layout is organized based on where users go most. Improved searching and browsing capabilities help site users quickly and easily find what they are looking for.

Simplified Browsing

The new website is organized into easily-browsed categories based on the most common reasons that people visit.

Streamlined Search

  • Search more than 3 million records all at once (from a wide variety of the Society’s databases) with our new state-of-the-art search engine. Filter your results by subject, type, date, and more.
  • Uncover photos, maps, essays, books, newspaper clippings, biographies and more related to your keyword.
  • See helpful Search Tips and Tricks.

FAQs and Site Improvements

If you're curious about frequently asked questions or would like to learn about our most recent site improvements, see our regularly updated New Website FAQs and Site Improvements page.

Have Questions?

Our expert staff members are available to help you find what you're searching for. Please contact our Library-Archives staff at 608-264-6535 or by email below.

 

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