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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.

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About Our Obituaries

Explore our physical and digital collections of thousands of Wisconsin obituaries.

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About Our Newspapers

Full Newspapers, Name Index, Local History and Biographical Clippings

Explore our physical and digital collections of newspapers, which is the second largest collection of newspapers in the U.S.

Download the Wisconsin-preferred National Register form.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum

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

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 Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

Architecture and History Inventory

Tips on finding records for urban, rural and unusual properties

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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.

General Information

Wisconsin Supplementary Manual

For Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

Find guidance for preparing a typical Wisconsin nomination to the State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

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About Our Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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

These consultants are available to help you prepare your National Register of Historic Places nomination.

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

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

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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.

The Wisconsin Archictecture and History Inventory will tell you if your property is listed, individually or contributing to a historic district

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