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Learn how to access and explore the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

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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 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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

Search this digital collection of 16,000 historical newspaper articles on notable Wisconsin people and communities.

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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.

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

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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 Wisconsin Name Index

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

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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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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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