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Worldwide genealogical resources now available at Wisconsin Historical Society

Tracing your family history just got easier. The largest genealogical collection in the world -- the microfilm holdings of the Genealogical Society of Utah -- is now available to researchers at the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Historical Soc...

Tracing your family history just got easier.

The largest genealogical collection in the world -- the microfilm holdings of the Genealogical Society of Utah -- is now available to researchers at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The Historical Society also adds digital resources provided by the library edition of Ancestry.com to its own extensive genealogical holdings.

During the last 160 years, the Historical Society has built one of North America's premier genealogical collections. The library collection consists of published and microflimed family histories; church and cemetery records; birth, death and marriage registrations; federal and state censuses; local histories; and military Information covering the United States and Canada. The Society's archives also houses original land, court and military records useful to researchers studying Wisconsin families.

Now, researchers who visit the Historical Society library can also order microfilm from the vast collections of the Genealogical Society of Utah, the world's greatest collection of family history source materials. German church records, land records from Ireland, and military records from France and various records from Japan, India, Africa and other countries connect to the experiences of forefathers.

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The Genealogical Society of Utah has been microfilming original records from around the world for almost 70 years. They have filmed in more than 100 countries and amassed a wide variety of primary historical documents such as civil registration, church, probate, census, land, tax, and military records. The collection also contains numerous family and local histories. With the cooperation of the Historical Society, the Genealogical Society of Utah has been filming Wisconsin records since the 1970s.

For information about hours, genealogical workshops and genealogical research services, visit the Historical Society online at www.wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy or call Lori Bessler at (608) 264-6536 or e-mail Lori.Bessier@wisconsinhistory.org .

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