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Genealogy Tools

Wisconsin Genealogy Index. Search more than 150,000 Wisconsin obituaries and biographical sketches published before 1999, as well as 1,000,000 births, 400,000 deaths and 1,000,000 marriages registered before September 1907.
Let us help you! Search for and request copies of Civil War service records using our Wisconsin Genealogical Research Service.
Browse our historic images. Wisconsin Historical Images. Historical images from the 19th and 20th centuries. Find pictures of people and places or purchase reproductions.
Wisconsin Historical Collections. 1,000 articles, memoirs, interviews and other primary sources on early Wisconsin history.
Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Alphabetical and regimental lists of soldiers who served in Wisconsin units during the Civil War.
More about Civil War Veterans. Find every Civil War veteran, including former soldiers and sailors, who resided in the state of Wisconsin during the census years of 1885, 1895, and 1905.
Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles
16,000 historical and biographical articles. Search by name, location, or article subject(s).
Turning Points in Wisconsin History
Find eyewitness accounts and read background essays on events your ancestors experienced.

Online Catalogs

  • ArCat
    Society's Archives catalog
  • Library Catalog (formerly MadCat), includes the Society's catalog
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Genealogy Classes, Workshops and Webinars

Online Resources (in-Library use only)

  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • American Ancestors
  • Fold3

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