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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.

Original, meticulously detailed street-level maps for 325 Wisconsin communities, 1883-1930, originally used to determine a property's fire hazard.

Search digital records on more than 140,000 historic buildings, structures and objects throughout Wisconsin.

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

Explore our collection of paintings, many of which can be viewed online.

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

See an overview of the Society's Draper Manuscript Collection.

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

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

Oral Histories

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

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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 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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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

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Wisconsin Corporations Index

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

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

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

The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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