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Close Zablocki Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, September 21, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 7 for the Grand Opening of the Mitchell Street Branch at 10 a.m.

Forest Home Branch is now closed. All returns should be brought to the book drop in the rear parking lot of the Mitchell Street location.

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Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records

Wisconsin Historical Society Family History Records

On this site, find Family History-related government records from the Wisconsin Historical Society’s collections made available for free to Wisconsinites through the Ancestry / Wisconsin Historical Society partnership. The Family History Records put together by WHS include:

Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895 and 1905

Wisconsin, Birth Index, 1820-1907

Wisconsin, Deaths, 1820-1907

Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1820-1907

Wisconsin, Wills and Probate Records, 1800-1987

IMPORTANT: For free access to Wisconsin Historical Society records on Ancestry, START YOUR SEARCH, THEN CLICK ON YOUR RESULTS. When you click on the record you will be prompted to "Create a Free Account." DO NOT click on the "Subscribe" button or the "14-day Free Trial Offer" unless you are interested in access to all of Ancestry. If you already have created a free account, login to the account before or after your search.

Provided as part of Wisconsin's BadgerLink program.