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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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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.

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

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About Our Obituaries

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

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

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

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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.

Access Information

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

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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

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

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About Our Maps in Books

Digitally Reproduced Maps of Wisconsin and American History

Features hundreds of digitally reproduced maps from rare books, manuscripts, magazines and journals covering all aspects of Wisconsin and American History.

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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