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About Our Social Action Collection

See an overview of the Society's Social Action holdings.

See an overview of the Society's North American History Collection.

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

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.

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 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.

More than 2,000 feature articles totaling more than 30,000 pages are online.

Access Information

View original documents, lesson plans, classroom activities and background essays on key events in Wisconsin history.

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives

Search digital records on more than 140,000 historic buildings, structures and objects throughout Wisconsin.

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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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 Obituaries

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

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Local Government Records

Learn about our local government records holdings and how to access them.

See an overview of the Society's Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

Photographs and Poetic Texts

Explore this online image collection from one of the country's most respected scholars in the field of photography and archives.

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About Our Microfilm Collection

Access Information and Sales Service

Learn how to access the extensive microfilm collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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About Our Maps in Books

Digitally Reproduced Maps of Wisconsin and American History

Features hundreds of digitally reproduced maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals covering all aspects of Wisconsin and American History.
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