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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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 of the Society's North American History Collection.

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

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

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About Our Church Records

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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.

Explore our Visual Materials collection of nearly 3 million images in more than 6,000 collections. Over 75,000 images are available online.

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin Corporations Index

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

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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

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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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

Use the Wisconsin Name Index to browse obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts.
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