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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.

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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.

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

Access Information

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

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About Our Obituaries

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

Access Information

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

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

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Wisconsin Corporations Index

Access Information

Lean how to access incorporation papers and charter documents for thousands of Wisconsin corporations.

Original, meticulously detailed street-level maps for 325 Wisconsin communities, 1883-1930, originally used to determine a property's fire hazard.

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

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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.

Oral Histories

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

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

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

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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

U.S. General Land Office Surveyors' Field Notes and Plat Maps

Hand-drawn township plat maps and surveyors field notes about tree cover, soils, streams, rock outcroppings, villages, trails and roads from 1833-1866.

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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.

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

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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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