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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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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives

Remembering the Events from 100 Years Ago

See an overview and learn how to access the state archives and government records.

The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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 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.

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About Our Maps and Atlases

Explore our physical and digital collections of more than 25,000 maps and atlases, which focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the U.S. and Canada.

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.

Explore our Visual Materials collection of nearly 3 million images in more than 6,000 collections. Over 80,000 images are available online.

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

Access Information

View original documents, lesson plans, classroom activities and background essays on key events in Wisconsin history.

Learn how to access and explore the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

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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.

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

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Local Government Records

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

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

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

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