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

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

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

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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 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.

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.

Explore our Visual Materials collection of nearly 3 million images in more than 6,000 collections. Over 80,000 images are available online.

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

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

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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 Social Action Collection

See an overview of the Society's Social Action holdings.

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

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

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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.

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Wisconsin Newspapers

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

Newspaper Resources at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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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.

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

Oral Histories

Explore this online oral history collection to hear firsthand accounts from Holocaust survivors who settled in Wisconsin.

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