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

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.

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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About Our Social Action Collection

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

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

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

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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.

U.S. General Land Office Surveyors' Field Notes and Plat Maps

Hand-drawn township plat maps and surveyors field notes about tree cover, soils, streams, rock outcroppings, villages, trails and roads from 1833-1866.

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

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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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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives

More than 2,000 feature articles totaling more than 30,000 pages are online.

We have over 200 original bird's-eye-view maps of Wisconsin cities and villages dating from the 1860s to the early 1900s.

Access Information

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

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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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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