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About Our Wisconsin Name Index

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

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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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

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

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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About Our Birth Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Explore this index of over 1 million pre-1907 state-level birth records to locate full records on microfilm reels.

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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

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

Access Information

Learn how to access the archival collections of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research.

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

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

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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

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

Access Information

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