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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.

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About Our Social Action Collection

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

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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

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

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

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About Our Cemetery Records

The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

See an overview of the Society's Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

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

Oral Histories

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

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Local Government Records

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

Photographs and Poetic Texts

Explore this online image collection from one of the country's most respected scholars in the field of photography and archives.

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About Our Obituaries

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

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Wisconsin Corporations Index

Access Information

Lean how to access incorporation papers and charter documents for thousands of Wisconsin corporations.
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