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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.

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

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

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.

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

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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 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.

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About Our Death Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 400,000 pre-1907 state-level death records and see full death records on microfilm at the Society's library.

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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 Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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About Our Microfilm Collection

Access Information and Sales Service

Learn how to access the extensive microfilm collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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