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

Newspaper Resources at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.

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

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About Our Microfilm Collection

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

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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 Wisconsin Name Index

Use the Wisconsin Name Index to browse obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts.

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

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

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

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

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The Society owns many small groups of published and unpublished records from churches and from public and private cemeteries around Wisconsin.

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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.

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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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Draper Manuscripts

Brief explanation of the importance of the manuscripts of Lyman Copeland Draper.

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

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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.

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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

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About Our Social Action Collection

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

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.
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