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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

Search digital records on more than 140,000 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.

These consultants are available to help you research historic buildings and archaeological sites.

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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.

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

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.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

Use the Wisconsin Name Index to browse obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts.

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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.

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

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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