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Societies and Museums Affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society

Find contact information for the local historical societies and museums affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

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

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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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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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Draper Manuscripts

Brief explanation of the importance of the manuscripts of Lyman Copeland Draper.

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

The Society owns one of the nation's richest collections of Civil Rights movement records, including more than 100 manuscript collections on Freedom Summer

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.

Explore our physical and digital collections of local and county histories for Wisconsin, the U.S. and Canada.

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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.

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

Explore our collection of paintings, many of which can be viewed online.

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

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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.

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

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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 Social Action Collection

See an overview of the Society's Social Action holdings.
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