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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.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

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

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

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

The Society’s museum collections include 110,000 historical objects and about 500,000 archaeological items that document the history of Wisconsin.

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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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About Our Obituaries

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

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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.

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

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 Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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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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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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About Our Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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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 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.

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About Our Social Action Collection

See an overview of the Society's Social Action holdings.

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

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