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

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

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

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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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About Our Paintings

Wisconsin Historical Museum Collections

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

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

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 Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

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American Indian Language Materials

Follow online links to rare American Indian language primary documents, including early dictionaries, textbooks, spelling books and firsthand accounts.

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

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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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.

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

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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