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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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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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About Our Obituaries

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

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About Our Social Action Collection

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

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

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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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Local Government Records

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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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About Our Death Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 400,000 pre-1907 state-level death records and see full death records on microfilm at the Society's library.

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

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

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

Learn how to access and explore the Henry and Elizabeth Baird Papers.

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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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