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Includes calendars for every year in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as holiday dates, leap year information, and more.

How and where to obtain vital records for each county of each state. An official certificate of every birth, death, marriage, and divorce are usually filed in the county where the event occurred. How to obtain birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates provides this information for states.

Taking a self-guided historic walking tour is a great way to learn about Madison, its history and its people.

Includes daily historic weather records, Weather Cams, radar and satellite imagery, and other maps.

Convert web pages to .pdf.

Includes a searchable database of over 20,000 fact sheets from universities and cooperative extensions, a dictionary of plants with links to images and descriptions, and links to other Internet gardening resources.

The University of Wisconsin Graduate School provides up to date scientific information about issues in the news. An archive of past stories is available.

A multi-language free collaboratively written encyclopedia by its readers. For an index to Wikipedia see: WikiWax.

A free online compendium of sourced quotations from notable people and creative works in every language, translations of non-English quotes, and links to Wikipedia for further information.

A multi-language dictionary with thesaurus, currently has about 133,655 definitions, articles and places since being introduced in December 2002. A project of the Wikimedia Foundation along with the Wikipedia encyclopedia.

In 1938-39, Winifred Ford created over 40 watercolors of Madison residences, the old City Hall, and UW buildings. See these paintings at the Wisconsin Historical Society's site

Search engine and directory devoted to topics of interest for people over the age of 50.

Self-paced computer skills course developed by Wisconsin Technical College. Take the whole course or select from modules including basic navigation, email, word processing, social media, managing files and personal data.

The Wisconsin Arts Board Homepage provides listings of arts service organizations, galleries, museums, and art and craft fairs throughout the state.

Civil, Criminal, Probate, Small Claims, Divorce, and more. Many of these forms are used in the City of Madison and Dane County.