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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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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.

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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 Obituaries

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

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

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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Wisconsin Corporations Index

Access Information

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

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

Oral Histories

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

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Local Government Records

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

The Society’s museum collections include 110,000 historical objects and about 500,000 archaeological items that document the history of Wisconsin.

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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

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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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 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 Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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