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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.

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

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

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

See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.

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

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.

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

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

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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

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

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.

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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.

Original, meticulously detailed street-level maps for 325 Wisconsin communities, 1883-1930, originally used to determine a property's fire hazard.

Learn how Civil War Records are organized and how to purchase copies.

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

See an overview of the Society's Draper Manuscript Collection.

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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.
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