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About Our Family History Collections

Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society's genealogy research resources, which are among the top five in the United States.

About the Wisconsin Historical Society

About the Wisconsin Historical Society
Learn about the Wisconsin Historical Society, including our mission, visitor information, employment information, and how to contact us.
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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 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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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.
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About Our Church Records

Learn how to search and access our Church Records Collections.
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About Our Local and County Histories

Explore our physical and digital collections of local and county histories for Wisconsin, the U.S. and Canada.
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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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About the New Wisconsin Historical Society Website

User-Centered Design, Simplified Browsing, Streamlined Search
The new wisconsinhistory.org features user-friendly design, simplified browsing and streamlined search.
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About Our Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory (AHI)

Search digital records on more than 140,000 historic buildings, structures and objects throughout Wisconsin.
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About the National Register and State Register of Historic Places

All Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings are searchable on our website.
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About the Local Area Research Center Network

Wisconsin Local Area Research Centers (ARCs) provide access to local government records, original manuscript collections and other resources.
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About Our Costumes, Textiles, and Personal Artifacts

Learn about the history of costumes, textiles and other personal artifacts at the Wisconsin Historical Museum
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About Our Business and Technology Collection Area

Learn about the history of business and technology at the Wisconsin Historical Museum
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About Our Domestic Life Collection Area

Learn about the history of domestic life at the Wisconsin Historical Museum
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FAQs About Artifact Appraisals, Conservation and Preservation

Find answers to common questions asked at the Wisconsin Historic Museum
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Basic information about Wisconsin

Discover some interesting facts about Wisconsin

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