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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 Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

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

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

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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.

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

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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About Our Immigration Records

Explore our physical and digital collection of naturalization records for Wisconsin and passenger lists for the U.S. and Canada.

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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.

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

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

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About Our Obituaries

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

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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 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 and learn how to access the state archives and government records.

Access Information

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

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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.

The Society owns one of the nation's richest collections of Civil Rights movement records, including more than 100 manuscript collections on Freedom Summer
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