Genealogical Research: An Introduction to the Resources of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin

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James Philip Danky
Wisconsin Historical Society, 1986 - Reference - 50 pages
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This resource guide provides an introduction to the resources of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin for the beginner as well as the experienced researcher. Introductory material includes a map showing the location of the Historical Society and provides information about parking, library hours, telephone numbers, and mailing address. Detailed information including purpose, holdings, and use of materials is then provided for three components of the Historical Society: (1) the Library (Family Histories, Local Histories, U.S. Census, Wisconsin Territorial and State Censuses, Local Censuses, Wisconsin Vital Records, Passenger Lists, Military Records, City Directories, Newspapers, and How to Use the Collections); (2) the Wisconsin State Archives and Manuscript Collections (Census Records, Military Records, County and Local Government Records, Naturalization Records, Other Records, The Draper Manuscripts, Church and Cemetery Records, and The Genealogical Society of Utah Microfilming Program); and (3) the Map Collection. In addition, two applications of genealogical research are described: the solving of an 1855 kidnapping, and the location of a photograph of a black civil rights leader active in 1865. A bibliography of German place name sources available on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and a listing of Area Research Centers are appended. Information about the contributors to the guide is also provided. (KM)

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The Library
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The Wisconsin State Archives
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The Map Collection
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