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

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

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About Our Obituaries

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

Exquisite examples of significant maps related to New France and French Great Lakes exploration, early maps of Florida and Mexico, later maps of Wisconsin.

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Learn how to access the archival collections of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

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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

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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Indian Language Manuscripts Guide

Follow links to documents by missionaries, traders, Indian agents, linguists and anthropologists which help preserve more than 20 endangered languages.

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

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

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American Indian Language Materials

Follow online links to rare American Indian language primary documents, including early dictionaries, textbooks, spelling books and firsthand accounts.

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Local Government Records

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

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

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

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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.

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

Learn how to access and explore the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

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

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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.
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