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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.

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

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

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

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

Learn about our Mass Communications History collections and how to access them.

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.

U.S. General Land Office Surveyors' Field Notes and Plat Maps

Hand-drawn township plat maps and surveyors field notes about tree cover, soils, streams, rock outcroppings, villages, trails and roads from 1833-1866.

Learn how to access and explore the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers.

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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

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 Social Action Collection

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

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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.

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.

Explore millions of pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records. Copies are also available for purchase.

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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.

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

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

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

The Society owns one of the nation's richest collections of Civil Rights movement records, including more than 100 manuscript collections on Freedom Summer
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