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

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

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

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

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About Our Census Records

Explore our physical and digital collections of census records for the U.S., Wisconsin, Canada and special U.S. Federal Schedules.

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

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

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.

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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

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

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About Our Obituaries

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

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

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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.

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 Microfilm Collection

Access Information and Sales Service

Learn how to access the extensive microfilm collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

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

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About Our Social Action Collection

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

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