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

Search this digital collection of 16,000 historical newspaper articles on notable Wisconsin people and communities.

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

Explore our collection of paintings, many of which can be viewed online.

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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.

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

Use the Wisconsin Name Index to browse obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts.

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 Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

Eligible properties must retain the essential physical appearance of the period in which they were important, and meet one of four criteria.

Common questions about the National Register and State Register of Historic Places.

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About Our Marriage Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 1 million pre-1907 marriage records and see full marriage records on microfilm at the Society's library.

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 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.

Explore our physical and digital collections of local and county histories for Wisconsin, the U.S. and Canada.

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

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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.

Explore millions of pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records. Copies are also available for purchase.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

The Society’s museum collections include 110,000 historical objects and about 500,000 archaeological items that document the history of Wisconsin.

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About Our Death Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 400,000 pre-1907 state-level death records and see full death records on microfilm at the Society's library.
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