Wisconsin Colonial Records
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In 1672, the first European settlement, a mission, was established by Jesuit missionaries in De Pere. France ceded the area to Great Britain in 1763, and in 1787 it became part of the Northwest Territory.
Ecclesiastical and Civil Records
- Descriptive List of Manuscript Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Together with Reports on Other Collections of Manuscript Material for American History in Adjacent States by State Historical Society of Wisconsin, (Madison: The Society, 1906).
- Draper Manuscript Collection, 1600-1883 by Lyman Copeland Draper, (Chicago: University of Chicago Library, n.d.).
- Documentary History of Dunmore's War, 1774 by Reuben Gold Thwaites and Louise Phelps Kellogg, (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1905).
- French-Canadian Families of the North Central States: A Genealogical Dictionary by Paul L. Lareau and Elmer Courteau, 8 Vols., (Saint Paul: Northwest Territory French and Canadian Heritage Institute, 1980).
- The French Regime in Wisconsin and the Northeast by Louise P. Kellogg, (Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1925).
- The Wisconsin Fur-Trade People by Les Rentmeester, (Melbourne, FL: The Author, 1991).
- Wisconsin: Its History and its People 1634-1924 by Milo Milton Qualife, 4 Vols., (Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1924).