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The Society’s museum collections include 110,000 historical objects and about 500,000 archaeological items that document the history of Wisconsin.

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

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

Search this digital collection of 16,000 historical newspaper articles on notable Wisconsin people and communities.

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About Our Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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.

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.

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

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

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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.

See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.

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

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

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

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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.
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