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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.

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.

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

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

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

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

Learn how this landowner turned burial sites on his land into an asset.

Learn about current Wisconsin Historical Society guidelines for the documentation of human burial sites.

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

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

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

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

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

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 how archaeologists request approval from the Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society

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.

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

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

Who They Are and How to Join

Do you have an interest in protecting a particular cemetery or type of burial site? Learn why you should apply for the Registry of Interested Persons.
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