Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Barron County

Cemeteries:
Directions: To obtain a copy of any of the cemeteries listed, please follow the steps below.  Please make checks payable to "WSGS".
1. Enclose $2.00 US for postage and $0.50 per page.
2. Include the county and exact name of each cemetery you wish to order copies of.
3. Include your email address in case we have a question about your order.
4. Mail your request to: WSGS Inscriptions, P. O. Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705-0106.

 
Cemetery Name Location or Township Total Number of Pages
Meadow Creek Tn of Stanley 3
Collingwood Tn of Cumberland 1
Johnson aka Lolland Tn of Chetek 1
Lolland aka Johnson Tn of Chetek 1
St. Charles Catholic Tn of Turtle Lake 1
St. John's Catholic Tn of Turtle Lake 1

Genealogical Societies:
Blue Hills Genealogical Society-Barron County, Inc.

P.O. Box 383, Cameron, WI 54822 
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wibhgsbc or on Facebook

Their new Research Room is located in Room 131 of the Old Barron County Health Department Building at 410 East LaSalle Avenue, Barron, WI 54812 and is open to the Public from 1-4 pm, non-holiday Mondays and 4:30-7:30 pm Thursdays (February-November) or by special appointment by calling 715-458-4165 or 715-234-1894.

The society has a significant collection of obituaries, Barron County Civil War veterans research, cemetery abstracts & photo's, church histories, cemetery maps, community histories and other items of research value. The Society also serves as the bridge to finding all those other record sources for and in Barron County.

Published works for sale include the 1888 and 1903 (two earliest) platbooks of the county with land owners index, and a growing number of Abstracts of Barron County Cemeteries, photo's of individual tombstones, County maps with cemetery locations (new) and DVDs of the German Genealogy Seminar by David Barthels, the Scot and Irish Genealogy Seminar by Tom Rice, and one of England & Wales Genealogy by Mike Puckett.


  
 
Libraries:
Cameron Public Library
Cameron, WI
 
Calhoun Memorial Library
Chetek, WI
 
Thomas St. Angelo Public Library
Cumberland, WI
 
Rice Lake Public Library
Rice Lake, WI
 
UW-River Falls Area Research Center https://www.uwrf.edu/AreaResearchCenter/Genealogy/
Chalmer Davee Library
410 South Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: 715-425-3567
E-mail: archives@uwrf.edu
 
Turtle Lake Public Library
Turtle Lake, WI
 
 
County Newspapers:
Barron News Shield
Barron, WI
 
Chetek Alert
Chetek, WI
 
Cumberland Advocate
Cumberland, WI
 
Rice Lake Chronotype 
Rice Lake, WI
 
Links:
Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, St. Croix, and Rusk Counties: Local History Collections
 
This collection showcases selections from the local history collections of 14 West-Central and Northwester Wisconsin public libraries.  The collection contains texts (including community records, local history narratives and retrospectives, high school yearsbooks, and maps) and images of community sites, events, and residents.
 
Barron County Historical Society & Pioneer Village Museum
P.O. Box 242, Cameron, WI  54822
 
Open to the public Thursday-Sunday from 1-5 PM in June, July and August. While the Museum volunteers are not all experienced genealogists they will try to help where they can. They have recorded interviews of family members in regards to family history, Barron County school records and other records of interest. Some are not open to the public, therefore arrangements with the Museum may have to be made to obtain the information or records of interest. The Blue HIlls Genealogical Society-Barron County, Inc., has an inventory of the Museum records.
 
Barron County Register of Deeds
http://www.barroncountywi.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B4E43BDA8-057A-4774-A3AA-FB80457689E9%7D
 
USGenweb - Barron County
 
UW-Stout Area Research Center
 
The ARC holds the archived materials of the Wisconsin Historical Society for Barron, Dunn and Pepin Counties. The searchable indexes online for ARC Newspaper Indexes and the County Court Records Index, reference many records including probates before 1910, naturalization papers, divorces over 50 years old, funeral home records and court judgement records. You can visit the Archives in Menomomie, Wisconsin, and view microfilmed records for the three counties or order microfilms from other Wisconsin ARC branches of the Historical Society Library on an inter-ARC loan. The Blue Hills Genealogical Society has an itemized list of many of the Barron County resources held by the ARC.
 
 
Museums:
Chetek Area Calhoun Museum
120 Knapp Street, Chetek, WI
 
Haugen Area Historical Museum
3rd Street, Haugen, WI
715-234-5600
 
Pioneer Village Museum
PO Box 242, Cameron, WI
715-458-2080
 
Resources:
 
Index to the Historical & Biographical Album of Chippewa Valley Wisconsin
Published by Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (1979)