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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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Visual Materials Subject Overview

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

Research your ancestors using our physical and digital collections of over 40,000 U.S. and Canadian family histories.

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Local Government Records

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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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.

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

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

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

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

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

Remembering the Events from 100 Years Ago

See an overview and learn how to access the state archives and government records.

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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

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

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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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

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About Our Obituaries

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

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