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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.

Eligible properties must retain the essential physical appearance of the period in which they were important, and meet one of four criteria.

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About Our Obituaries

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

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About Our Newspapers

Full Newspapers, Name Index, Local History and Biographical Clippings

Explore our physical and digital collections of newspapers, which is the second largest collection of newspapers in the U.S.

Explore millions of pre-1907 Wisconsin Vital Records. Copies are also available for purchase.

Search digital records on more than 133,000 historic buildings, structures and objects throughout Wisconsin.

How to request a preliminary evaluation of National Register eligibility.

These consultants are available to help you prepare your National Register of Historic Places nomination.

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

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About Our Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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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.

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

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

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About Our Maps and Atlases

Explore our physical and digital collections of more than 25,000 maps and atlases, which focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the U.S. and Canada.

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

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About Our Census Records

Explore our physical and digital collections of census records for the U.S., Wisconsin, Canada and special U.S. Federal Schedules.

Explore our physical and digital collections of local and county histories for Wisconsin, the U.S. and Canada.

Among the Top Five Institutions for Genealogy Research in the U.S.

Search the Wisconsin Historical Society's vast family history collections, which are among the top five for genealogy research in the U.S.

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

The Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory will tell you if your property is listed, individually or contributing to a historic district.
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