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Societies and Museums Affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society

Find contact information for the local historical societies and museums affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Search this digital collection of 16,000 historical newspaper articles on notable Wisconsin people and communities.

Learn how Civil War Records are organized and how to purchase copies.

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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

Access Information

See fees and registration information for the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Database (WHPD).

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

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 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.

See an overview and learn how to access the state archives and government records.

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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 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 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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Local Government Records

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

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

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Wisconsin Newspapers

Discover Our Collection of Over 300 Years of U.S. Newspapers

Newspaper Resources at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.

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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.

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