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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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 Immigration Records

Explore our physical and digital collection of naturalization records for Wisconsin and passenger lists for the U.S. and Canada.

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

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

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

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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

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

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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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

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

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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.

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