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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 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 Birth Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Explore this index of over 1 million pre-1907 state-level birth records to locate full records on microfilm reels.

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

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

Use the Wisconsin Name Index to browse obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts.

The Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory will tell you if your property is listed, individually or contributing to a historic district.

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

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

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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.

These consultants are available to help you research historic buildings and archaeological sites.

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

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About Our Obituaries

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

Eligible properties must retain the essential physical appearance of the period in which they were important, and meet one of four criteria.

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

Help recover artifacts stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Museum.

These are static lists and may not convey the most current information about a property.

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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.

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 Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.
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