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Research Tools & Information
Services, Consulting
MNHS Conservation Lab
Learn how to preserve paper documents, photographs, textiles and other keepsakes...
WHS Consultation Services
Assistance with fundraising, training, program development, more...
WI Historic Preservation Office
Assistance in identifying and protecting archaeological sites, burial places and historic buildings. Tools for property owners, government officials, or interested citizens.
WHS Archives Mentoring Service
Offers consultation and training to libraries, museums, historical societies and other organizations that house historical records but lack professional archivists to manage them.

Subscription service to genealogical records.
Cyndi's List
A gateway to genealogical websites.
Genealogical Forms
Ancestral charts, family group sheets, blank census forms, etc.
Free online records by state and county.
WHS Beggining your family history
Ten practical steps compiled by the WI Historical Society.
WorldCat Genealogy
Search 1,000's of libraries at once for genalogy materials

Local Histories  
Burnett History  River Falls   
Chalmer Davee  St. Croix County   
Pierce County UW-RF Buildings   
Polk County UW-RF History  
USGenWeb community/county histories.
Online Exhibits & Featured Collections
Archives A to Z
Take a crash course in record types. What are vital statistics? What is a finding aid? How does the naturalization process work? Where can I find Native American records? Read about tools like ArCat, The Source, SSDI, and the Soundex. Learn about genealogical research, how to conduct house history and much more.

Online Records
/Specialized Record Repositories
ARC Network

Marriage records

American Memory Project Minnesota Historical Society
Birth Certificates Norwegian Digital Archives
BLM Land records Plat maps and land surveys
Cemetery records Regional Contacts
Census records US GenWeb
Civil War Records US National Archives
Civil War Roster-WI WI historical images
Making of America

How to Cite Archival Materials
ArCat (WHS online archives catalog)
Vital Statistics Index (pre-1907 statewide)
Voyager (UW-RF online library catalog)
Voyager Catalog help
Genealogical Forms
Lesson plans & reference tools
Social Security Death Index
Soundex Machine
Vital Stats Index (pre-1907 WI): Problems, Pointers
WI local history and biographical articles
WI name index
WI historical images
WI historical societies