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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.

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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 Civil War Collections

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

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

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

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About Our Immigration Records

Explore our physical and digital collection of naturalization records for Wisconsin and passenger lists for the U.S. and Canada.

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

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

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

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

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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.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum

Search digital records on more than 133,000 historic buildings, structures and objects throughout Wisconsin.

These are static lists and may not convey the most current information about a property.

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

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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 Obituaries

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

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

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.
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