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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.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum

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.

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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 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.

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

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

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.

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 Cemetery Records

The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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

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

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About Our Obituaries

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

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

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About Our Death Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 400,000 pre-1907 state-level death records and see full death records on microfilm at the Society's library.

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.
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