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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.

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.

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

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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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

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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.

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

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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About Our Obituaries

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

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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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Draper Manuscripts

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

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About Our Maps in Books

Digitally Reproduced Maps of Wisconsin and American History

Features hundreds of digitally reproduced maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals covering all aspects of Wisconsin and American History.

All Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings are searchable on our website.

Oral Histories

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

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

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

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.

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