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General Information

Wisconsin Supplementary Manual

For Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

Find guidance for preparing a typical Wisconsin nomination to the State Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

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

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

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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.

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

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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 Census Records

Explore our physical and digital collections of census records for the U.S., Wisconsin, Canada and special U.S. Federal Schedules.

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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 Obituaries

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

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

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.

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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About Our Church Records

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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

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

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

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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.

These consultants are available to help you prepare your National Register of Historic Places nomination.

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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.
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