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Guide or Instruction

About the Book Award of Merit

Submission Guidelines

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites submissions for the Society's annual Book Award of Merit, awarded in June of each year.

Your historic preservation group can find many ways to collaborate and share information with universities and colleges.

Blogging can be a useful communication tool for your historic preservation group to share its advocacy message with a large online audience.

To make a case for historic preservation in your community, you must understand your audience

Learn how to request microfilm records from the Genealogical Society of Utah.

Guide or Instruction

Cemetery Records Research Tips

Learn tips for using cemetery records for family history research.

Your nonprofit organization's best approach toward potential conflicts of interest is to establish a policy that will prevent these conflicts.

Before you sign the paperwork to form a new historic preservation group, learn about your supporters and community.

Learn about assessing the condition of the structure, floors, ceilings, walls and fixtures of a historic building.

By using a committee governance structure, your nonprofit board can divide up its work into more manageable tasks.

Guide or Instruction

What Does an NHD Judge Do?

NHD Competitions

Get detailed information on how to judge National History Day projects

Learn how to use our newspapers, obituaries and biographical articles for genealogy research.

Use these five tools to craft a convincing message to advocate for historic preservation in your community.

Learn about some of the challenges your group my face as it moves through stages of development.

Get to Know Your Elected Officials and their Staff

Government outreach for advocates means two things: establishing relationships with the right people, and knowing who does what.

Learn how to preserve or replace the metal roof on your historic building.

Guide or Instruction

Survey Manual

Find guidance for undertaking architectural and historical surveys in Wisconsin.

Grant funding is readily available for historic preservation organizations that are willing to put in some hard work.

Your nonprofit board will be more successful if members adopt the skills and habits that lead to excellence in these six areas of competency.

To find and attract major donors to your nonprofit organization, you need a long-term strategy and a great way to make your organization stand out.
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