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

See an overview and learn how to access the state archives and government records.

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

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 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.

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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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About Our Obituaries

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

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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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Wisconsin Corporations Index

Access Information

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

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About Reference Maps of Wisconsin

Access approximately 200 modern maps of basic cultural and geographical data about Wisconsin and its history. Perfect for teachers, students.

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

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.

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About Our Marriage Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 1 million pre-1907 marriage records and see full marriage records on microfilm at the Society's library.

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Indian Language Manuscripts Guide

Follow links to documents by missionaries, traders, Indian agents, linguists and anthropologists which help preserve more than 20 endangered languages.

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

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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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