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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.

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

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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.

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

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

Research your ancestors using our physical and digital collections of over 40,000 U.S. and Canadian family histories.

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

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.

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

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 Census Records

Explore our physical and digital collections of census records for the U.S., Wisconsin, Canada and special U.S. Federal Schedules.

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

Download the Wisconsin-preferred National Register form.

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