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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.

Learn how Civil War Records are organized and how to purchase copies.

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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

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Indian Language Manuscripts Guide

Follow links to documents by missionaries, traders, Indian agents, linguists and anthropologists which help preserve more than 20 endangered languages.

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 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.

See an overview of the Society's North American History Collection.

Original, meticulously detailed street-level maps for 325 Wisconsin communities, 1883-1930, originally used to determine a property's fire hazard.

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Learn how to access the archival collections of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

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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.

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

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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Local Government Records

Learn about our local government records holdings and how to access them.

All Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings are searchable on our website.

Societies and Museums Affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society

Find contact information for the local historical societies and museums affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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View original documents, lesson plans, classroom activities and background essays on key events in Wisconsin history.

The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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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