Burnett County, Wisconsin Genealogy

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Guide to Burnett County Wisconsin ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Burnett County, Wisconsin
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wisconsin
Location of Wisconsin in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 31, 1856
County Seat Siren
Courthouse
Address Burnett County Courthouse
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872;
Phone: 715.349.2173


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Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

1856--Burnett County was created 31 March 1856 from Polk and Douglas Counties. County seat: Siren [1]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Wisconsin County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wisconsin County Boundary Maps" (1790-1961) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Barron  • Chisago County, Minnesota  • Douglas  • Pine County, Minnesota  • Polk  • Washburn

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Record Loss[edit | edit source]

For a list of record loss in Wisconsin Counties see: Wisconsin Counties with Burned Courthouses

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1855 Wisconsin State Census This census includes name of head of family; other individuals in the household are identified by sex and race, number of deaf and dumb, blind, insane and foreign born.
  • 1865 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of the 1865 State Census which names the head of household. Most records have been destroyed but schedules exist for the following counties: Dunn, Green, Jackson, Kewaunee, Ozaukee, and Sheboygan.
  • 1875 Wisconsin State Census Identifies head of household by name.
  • 1885 Wisconsin State Census Search indexed census.  Identifies by name of head of household.  Other information is statistical and identifies the rest of the household by race, gender and country of birth.
  • 1895 Wisconsin State Census Index and images. Identifies head of household by name. Other information is statistical.
  • 1905 Wisconsin State Census Name index and images of population. Enumerates by name all inhabitants.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Lutheran[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Histories[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918[edit | edit source]
World War II, 1941-1945[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Public Records[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

See also a List of Wisconsin Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Archives[edit | edit source]
Libraries[edit | edit source]
Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]

Grantsburg Area Historical Society
P O Box 35
Grantsburg, WI 54840
(715)463-5660 or (715)689-2374
e-mail:[1]
Website

Burnett County Historical Society
8500 County Road U
Danbury, WI, 54830-9351
715-866-8890 Fax: 715-866-8081
Email:[mailto: fahp@centurytel.net]
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Burnett County Clerk
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872;
Phone: 715.349.2173

Register of Deeds has birth, marriage, death records from 1861,
burial records, land records from 1856 and military discharge
records from 1919
Clerk of Courts has divorce, court and 
naturalization records from 1856
Register in Probate has probate
records from 1856[2]

Birth Records[edit | edit source]
Marriage Records[edit | edit source]
Divorce Records[edit | edit source]

1965 - 1984 Wisconsin, Divorce Index, 1965-1984 at FamilySearch.org — index

Death Records[edit | edit source]

Voter Registration[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Burnett County, Wisconsin, p.755