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- You're getting started tracing your ancestors in Wisconsin
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Wisconsin brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Wisconsin
- a how-to article detailing Wisconsin’s history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Wisconsin research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- timeline of key events in the state's history
- full-color map to put your research in geographical context
- The area’s first Europeans actually were French fur traders who trapped in the Green Bay area in the 1700s.
- Once you find a name in an index, you can order uncertified copies of records since 1907 from the Wisconsin Office of Vital Records.
- You can search a roster of soldiers from the Badger State who died in World War I both through the free Access Genealogy and on HeritageQuest Online (available at some libraries).