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

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

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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.

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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 Wisconsin Name Index

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

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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

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.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

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.

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.

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

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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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

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

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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.

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

Explore millions of pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records. Copies are also available for purchase.

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

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