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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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

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

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

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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.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum

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

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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.

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

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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.

Download the Wisconsin-preferred National Register form.

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.

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

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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.

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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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 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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