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

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.

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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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About Our Obituaries

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

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

See an overview of the Society's North American History Collection.

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

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

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

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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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Local Government Records

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

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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 Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

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

See an overview of the Society's Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

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.

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

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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.

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