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Wisconsin Genealogical Resources in Other Repositories

Census Records

The Wisconsin Historical Society Library has federal, state, and territorial censuses dating from 1790. The Milwaukee Public Library has federal censuses of Wisconsin and some other states.


Civil War Military Records

Descriptive rolls and muster rolls are at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library. The Milwaukee Public Library has an index of personal names.


Maps

For worldwide maps, as well as Sanborn maps and some plat maps, visit the American Geographical Society Library in the UWM Libraries (third floor, east wing). The Milwaukee County Historical Society, the Milwaukee Public Library, and the Wisconsin Historical Society also have Sanborn maps and a variety of local and state plat maps.


Milwaukee City Directories

City directories are available in the UWM Libraries' general stacks (call number F589.M6.A18), as well as at the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the Milwaukee Public Library, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Archives, and the City of Milwaukee's Legislative Reference Bureau.


Naturalization Records

Naturalization records for Milwaukee County are at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Federal naturalization records covering the State of Wisconsin are available at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration facility in Chicago.


Passenger Lists

The Wisconsin Historical Society Library has passenger lists for the major east coast and gulf ports for most of the 19th century.


Post-1907 Vital Records

Contact the county registers of deeds or the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.


Transcripts

Contact the State of Wisconsin Education Approval Board for the location of transcripts for defunct colleges.


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