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Local Government Records

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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

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

Access Information

See fees and registration information for the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD).

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

Search digital records on more than 133,000 historic buildings, structures and objects throughout Wisconsin.

Photographs and Poetic Texts

Explore this online image collection from one of the country's most respected scholars in the field of photography and archives.

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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.

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

Access Information

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

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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.

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

The Society owns one of the nation's richest collections of Civil Rights movement records, including more than 100 manuscript collections on Freedom Summer

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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.

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

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.

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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.

Oral Histories

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