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Learn about current Wisconsin Historical Society guidelines for the documentation of human burial sites.

A Guide for Archaeologists

Ensure you are complying with Wisconsin's burial sites laws.

What to do if You Think a Cemetery is Not Being Properly Maintained

Are you concered about an overgrown or neglected cemetery? Learn what you can do to help.

Learn more about this list of known human burial sites in Wisconsin.

What laws affect home burial? Read this before you create a burial site on private property.

Your Rights Under Wisconsin State Law

Are you unhappy about a decision to move or protect a human burial site? Find out the process to request an appeal.

Who are the Board members and what do they do? Find out here.

For Properties with Burial Sites

Learn the steps to nagivate the application process to get a tax exemption under Wisconsin burial sites law.

Working Within the Boundaries of Cemeteries and Mound Groups

Do you need to disturb a cemetery or mound group? Planning to build, plant, or work in a cemetery or Native American mound group? Read this first.

Want to know if there might be cemetery or Native American mound group on your property? The Society may have the answer

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

Do you own a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn about your rights and responsibilities under state law.

Learn about the procedures for handling publicly-owned or abandoned burial sites.

Are you planning a project inside a cemetery or mound group? Read this first.

What to do if you notice a human burial site being destroyed or damaged.

Learn how cataloged human burial sites in Wisconsin are given greater protection under Wisconsin State Law

Learn how this landowner handled the discovery of human remains on her property.

What steps should you take to research burial sites prior to conducting a field project? Read more to find out.

Want to protect a burial site and lower your property taxes at the same time? Find out how.

Don't panic! Stop what you are doing and read this article. The Wisconsin Historical Society can help.

Learn about the state and federal laws that protect burial sites, Native American mounds, and other places where human remains are buried.
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