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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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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.

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

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 Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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.

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

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

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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.

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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 Cemetery Records

The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

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

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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