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

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About Our Obituaries

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

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

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

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About Our Newspapers

Full Newspapers, Name Index, Local History and Biographical Clippings

Explore our physical and digital collections of newspapers, which is the second largest collection of newspapers in the U.S.

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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 Cemetery Records

The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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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 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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Local Government Records

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

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

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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 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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