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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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About Our Obituaries

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Indian Language Manuscripts Guide

Follow links to documents by missionaries, traders, Indian agents, linguists and anthropologists which help preserve more than 20 endangered languages.

Research your ancestors using our physical and digital collections of over 40,000 U.S. and Canadian family histories.

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