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

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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

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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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

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

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

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

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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 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.

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

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.

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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Local Government Records

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

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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.

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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 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.

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

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

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

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