Adoptions, biographies, ethnic groups, famous people, immigrants, some family groups, etc.
Wisconsin Historical Society - Wisconsin Name Index
The Wisconsin Name Index (WNI) collection is an index of three categories of information: obituaries, newspaper clippings and biographical book excerpts. The categories draw from a database of 150 county and local histories, dozens of professional directories and biographical encyclopedias, more than 60 scrapbooks containing 30,000 obituaries, and selected articles in Wisconsin magazines and newspapers. Most items were published 1870-1970.
Wisconsin Local History & Biography Articles
Historical and biographical articles preserved in scrapbooks at the Wisconsin Historical Society in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The original material was organized into two groups (people and communities) and arranged alphabetically. Most articles were published between 1860 and 1940, though a few published earlier or later than these years are also included. Hundreds of Wisconsin local newspapers, and a few from other states.