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

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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 Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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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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Local Government Records

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

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About Our Census Records

Explore our physical and digital collections of census records for the U.S., Wisconsin, Canada and special U.S. Federal Schedules.

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See fees and registration information for the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD).

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

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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Learn how to access the archival collections of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

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

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

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

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

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About Our Marriage Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 1 million pre-1907 marriage records and see full marriage records on microfilm at the Society's library.

We have over 200 original bird's-eye-view maps of Wisconsin cities and villages dating from the 1860s to the early 1900s.

Oral Histories

Explore this online oral history collection to hear firsthand accounts from Holocaust survivors who settled in Wisconsin.

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

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