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

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 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.

A Guide for Archaeologists

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

Learn how archaeological sites are protected in Wisconsin.

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

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

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.

For Properties with Burial Sites

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

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

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

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

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

Working Within the Boundaries of Cemeteries and Mound Groups

Do you need to disturb a cemetery or mound group? Planning to build, plant, or work in a cemetery or Native American mound group? Read this first.

Learn more about this list of known human burial sites in Wisconsin.

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

Read this information before planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group.

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