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      Webinar event tile promoting genealogy webinar. Statue of Revolutionary War soldier in background and bold text that reads "Revolutionary Ancestors."

      Revolutionary Ancestors: Researching Patriots During the American War for Independence

      GEN2024_05
      2025 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of the Revolutionary War. Get ready for this historic event by discovering your Revolutionary ancestors.
      $40.00
      Event image tile with text promoting genealogy webinar on Oct. 19, 2024. European town in background with bold font that reads "Tracing your eastern European roots."

      Tracing Your Eastern European Roots

      GEN2024_06
      Find your family in Eastern Europe with the guidance of genealogist Lisa Alzo!
      $40.00
      Event tile promoting genealogy webinar. In the background, a man and a woman look at a photo album. Bold white text overlay reads "Oral History for Genealogists."

      Oral History for Genealogists: What Is It, How Do We Do It, and Why Does It Matter

      GEN2024_07
      History was made by those who lived it. Discover and save your family’s history with the tips and techniques you’ll learn from this oral history workshop for genealogists.
      $40.00
      Anniversary Journal with gray linen hardcover. Gold embossed lettering says "Anniversary Journal"

      Anniversary Journal

      130000808
      Save memories for the generations to come. Capture your anniversary stories in this quality hardcover journal from Duncan & Stone.
      $45.00
      Duncan & Stone Family Recipe Book Cover- Oranges and Flowers

      Family Recipe Book

      10000469
      The Family Recipe Book is designed to store cherished family recipes and memories. Organize and share your family recipes!
      $25.00
      Stylized family tree print on paper with spaces for names on the tree branches.

      Family Tree Chart

      10000507
      Share your history and have fun branching out your family tree with this 11 x 14 inch letterpress print. Perfect family gift!
      $12.00
      Duncan & Stone Legacy Journal Cover- Black with gold lettering

      Legacy Journal: A Generational Story

      10000468
      Leave memories for the generations to come. Answer questions and tell your story in the hardcoverjournal from Duncan & Stone.
      $30.00
      Green keepsake paper box holding "Life Notes - A Letter Writing Kit" wrapped with white product label.

      Life Notes - For My Child

      749190101400
      Share your thoughts and wishes with your child, and deepen the bond between you. Twenty themed notes to write with elegant keepsake box.
      $16.95
      My Grandma journal cover with gold lettering and dark blue flower pattern. Hardcover spine is light blue.

      My Grandma: In Her Own Words

      749190045674
      Create a priceless keepsake for the whole family with this interview book for grandmothers. Fill it with memories and share for generations!
      $10.95
      My Grandpa book cover with gold lettering and blue and white striped pattern. Book spine is light tan.

      My Grandpa: In His Own Words

      749190045671
      Create a priceless keepsake for the whole family with this interview book for grandfathers. Fill it with memories that will be loved for generations!
      $10.95
      My Dad cover with gold lettering. Tan background with tiny white triangles scattered around. Dark brown book spine.

      My Dad: In His Own Words

      749190029599
      Create a priceless keepsake for the whole family with this interview book for dad. Fill it with one-of-a-kind memories that will be loved for generations!
      $10.95 $5.48
      My Mom cover with gold lettering. Light pink and white flower pattern with a black book spine.

      My Mom: In Her Own Words

      749190029605
      Create a priceless keepsake for the whole family with this prompted interview book. Fill it with memories that will be loved for generations!
      $10.95
      Gravestone Cleaning Kit including multiple brushes, a scraper, pick, and bottle of biological solution

      Gravestone Cleaning Kit | Small

      23001
      Everything you need to safely clean and help preserve up to 12 gravestones.
      $34.95
      Gravestone Cleaning Kit including multiple brushes, a scraper, pick, and two bottles of biological solution

      Gravestone Cleaning Kit | Large

      23002
      Everything you need to safely clean and help preserve up to 24 gravestones.
      $54.95
      Newspaper clipping of obituary for former Wisconsin Governor Nelson Dewey, dated July of 1889.

      Obituary Research Request - Digital Copy

      1000000189
      NOTICE: Fulfillment of this order can take up to 21 days. Contact historydocs@wisconsinhistory.org for more detail.

      When your record is ready, a link to download a PDF will be emailed to you. Again, please allow for delayed fulfillment of vital records orders and genealogical research service requests at this time.


      Let us help you find an obituary in the thousands of newspapers in our collections.

      Please complete the form below to provide the information we need start the search. In the "Notes" field, please indicate additional information to help us perform a successful search.

      Staff will spend up to 30 minutes per request. They will search up to 2 different newspapers if the article is not found in the first newspaper. The search includes up to 7 issues of a daily paper or 4 issues of a weekly paper.

      Payment covers the search time, regardless of whether a search is successful. Also, the amount of information in an obituary we find for you may vary greatly. For example, newspapers in larger cities often contain death notices rather than full obituaries.
      $15.00
      Newspaper clipping of golden wedding anniversary dated 1919. Black and white image of couple in oval.

      Newspaper and Periodical Article Research Request

      130000533
      Let us help you find an article in our collection of newspapers and periodicals, which ranks second only to that of the Library of Congress.This includes newspapers and periodicals in the U.S. and Canada. If you are interested in newspapers outside of Wisconsin, please verify our holdings for your newspaper of choice in our online catalog at the following link: Online Newspaper Catalog

      NOTICE: Fulfillment of this order can take up to 21 days. Contact historydocs@wisconsinhistory.org for more detail.

      When your record is ready, a link to download a PDF will be emailed to you. Again, please allow for delayed fulfillment of vital records orders and genealogical research service requests at this time.


      Please fill in the fields below to provide the information we need to start the request. In the "Notes" field, please indicate additional information to help us perform a successful search for you.

      This service is best for items that have a particular date associated with them, such as election results, natural disasters, birth and marriage announcements, anniversary celebrations and other specific local events. Most newspapers and periodicals are not indexed, so it is important to provide as much information as you have available concerning the date and location.

      Staff will search for one article in up to two different newspapers or periodicals per request. The search includes up to 7 issues of a daily paper or 4 issues of a weekly paper. The search of an article in a periodical includes the specific periodical that is requested.

      Payment covers the search time, regardless of whether a search is successful.
      $15.00
      Two sample documents representing "Name Index Records" of the Wisconsin Historical Society. One document is a page with short biographies. The other document is a page of obituaries clipped from newspapers; handwritten notes identify the newspaper and date.

      Name Index Record - Paper Copy

      130000530
      NOTICE: Fulfillment of this order can take up to 14 days. Contact historydocs@wisconsinhistory.org for more detail.

      Mailed Flat, USPS - First Class. (Disregard Shipping Options at Checkout.)

      IMPORTANT: The fields below should have auto-filled from your search. Do not change or edit them. If you landed on this page before finding the record, please begin your search here: About the Wisconsin Name Index

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      $15.00
      Two sample documents representing "Name Index Records" of the Wisconsin Historical Society. One document is a page with short biographies. The other document is a page of obituaries clipped from newspapers; handwritten notes identify the newspaper and date.

      Name Index Record - Digital Copy

      NI1000
      NOTICE: Fulfillment of this order can take up to 14 days. Contact historydocs@wisconsinhistory.org for more detail.

      When your record is ready, a link to download a PDF of the record will be emailed to you. Again, please allow for delayed fulfillment of vital records orders and genealogical research service requests at this time.

      IMPORTANT: The fields below should have auto-filled from your search. Do not change or edit them. If you landed on this page before finding the record, please begin your search here: About the Wisconsin Name Index

      Scroll down to add the record to your cart, and check out.
      $15.00
      Three sample documents from the Draper Manuscripts. The documents are handwritten in cursive with fountain pen.

      Draper Manuscript Request

      DRAPERSEARCH
      Order digital copies of microfilm frames of the Draper Manuscripts. The staff will spend up to 30 minutes per request. Payment covers the search time, regardless of whether a search is successful. Delivery could take up to 21 days with longer delivery time expected around holidays. More information below.
      $15.00
      Three scans from U.S. census records from the 1800's, shown as examples of the Wisconsin Historical Society's census records.

      Special Non Population Census Schedules Search Service

      CENSUSSEARCH
      Request search of the Wisconsin Historical Society's non population census records. The staff will spend up to 30 minutes per request. Payment covers the search time, regardless of whether a search is successful. Delivery can take up to 21 days with longer delivery time expected around holidays. Documents, if found, will be emailed as PDF attachments.
      $15.00
      Black and white photo of civil war soldier holding large brass horn. Sepia tone.

      Civil War Regimental Muster & Descriptive Rolls - Paper Copy

      130000532
      NOTICE: Fulfillment of this order can take up to 21 days. Contact historydocs@wisconsinhistory.org for more detail.

      Mailed Flat, USPS - First Class. (Disregard Shipping Options at Checkout.)

      Use the following link to our online search tools to find information to complete the form on this page.

      Start Your Search

      $20.00
      Modern Jungles book cover featuring bold yellow title and blue, purple, and green trees in background

      Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee's Childhood Story of Survival

      9780870209598
      After a difficult and perilous journey that neither of his parents survived, five-year-old Pao Lor reached the safety of Thailand, but the young refugee boy's challenges were only just beginning.

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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      $20.00
      Picture of Ridge Stories: Herding Hens, Powdering Pigs, and Other Recollections from a Boyhood in the Driftless

      Ridge Stories: Herding Hens, Powdering Pigs, and Other Recollections from a Boyhood in the Driftless

      9780870209239
      Details:
      Author: Gary Jones
      Paperback
      208 pages. 5.5 x 8.5"
      ISBN: 9780870209239
      Publication Date: Fall 2019
      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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      $20.00
      Settlin': Stories of Madison's Early African American Families

      Settlin': Stories of Madison's Early African American Families

      9780870208850
      Author: Muriel Simms
      Paperback: $18.95
      224 pages, 64 b/w illus., 6x9
      ISBN: 978-0-87020-885-0

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

      For Library, Trade, and Wholesale
      $18.95
      The Farm on Badger Creek book cover featuring young girl holding a children on farm

      The Farm on Badger Creek: Memories of a Midwest Girlhood

      9780870209574
      Small town Wisconsin native Peggy Prilaman Marxen recounts her family's rural farming life and its evolution from her settler ancestors to the modern day.

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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      $20.00
      From the Lookout book cover

      From the Lookout - Memories of Peninsula State Park's Summer Camp for Girls

      9780870209383
      Paperback: $22.95
      272 pages, 8.5 x 5.5
      ISBN: 9780870209383

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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      $22.95
      Good Seeds book cover featuring image of point of view in a canoe

      Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir

      9780870207716
      Hardcover: $19.95
      96 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
      ISBN:9780870207716

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

      Ordering for retail, wholesale, school, library, or other tax-exempt organization?
      $19.95
      Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir

      Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir

      9780870205804
      Hardcover: $22.95
      248 pages, 48 b/w photos, 5 ½ x 8 ¼
      ISBN: 9780870205804

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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      $22.95
      Book cover of "Little Hawk and Lone Wolf" with an illustration of a forest scene with a river running through it. A boy and wolf are on the left bank of the river.

      Little Hawk and the Lone Wolf: A Memoir

      9781976600029
      Little Hawk shares his life journey—a story that is wise and irreverent, often funny, and deeply moving. Paperback edition.
      $20.00
      My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting

      My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting

      9780870206191
      Paperback: $18.95
      240 p, 40 b&w photos
      ISBN: 9780870206191

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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      $18.95
      Picture of Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching in Turbulent Times

      Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching in Turbulent Times

      9780870208577
      Hardcover: $22.95
      256 pages, 39 b&w photos, 5 ½ x 8 ½
      ISBN: 978-0-87020-857-7

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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      $22.95
      The Old Timer Says: A Writing Journal Cover with blue title an a drawing of old man in yellow jacket walking away

      The Old Timer Says: A Writing Journal

      9780870209543


      Everyone has a story to tell. In The Old Timer Says, Jerry Apps provides the space and inspiration to capture their own stories. Lined journal pages with prompts to get the ideas flowing. Full details below.

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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      $15.00
      Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist’s Memoir

      Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist’s Memoir

      9780870207099
      Hardcover: $22.95
      128 pages, 5½ x 8
      ISBN: 9780870207099

      Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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      $22.95
      Book cover of "As Legend Has It" by Jennifer Eastman Attebery with blue floral design on white background. Title in bold black font.

      As Legend Has It: History, Heritage, and the Construction of Swedish American Identity

      9780299344702
      This impeccably researched study points to ways in which legends about the past possess qualities unique to their subgenre yet can also operate similarly to contemporary legends in their social impact.
      $79.95
      Book cover of "Legacy on Ice" with color photo of back of Blake Geoffrion wearing red hockey jersey, number 57. Title in bold black font.

      Legacy on Ice: Blake Geoffrion and the Fastest Game on Earth

      9780299344900
      A tale of soaring success and terrible tragedy, offering insight not only into one man’s athletic journey but also into the rise of American hockey on the national and international stage.
      $27.95 $20.96