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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 Cemetery Records

The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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

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

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

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

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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 Maps and Atlases

Explore our physical and digital collections of more than 25,000 maps and atlases, which focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the U.S. and Canada.

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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.

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

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.

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American Indian Language Materials

Follow online links to rare American Indian language primary documents, including early dictionaries, textbooks, spelling books and firsthand accounts.

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

See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.

See an overview of the Society's Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

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

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About Our Obituaries

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