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Bayfield County Historical & Genealogical Societies


Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5106
Madison, WI. 53705

Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society
9955 West Street, Martins Road
Franklin, WI. 53132

Area Research Center
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
History Center and Archives
29270 County Highway G
Ashland, WI. 54806-9339
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History Center and Archives staff include:

Linda Mittlestadt, Archivist

Beverly A. Johnson, Program Assistant

Open Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and also by request by calling 715-685-2648

The History Center and Archives is the newest in the statewide network of Area Research Centers (ARC's) all linked to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. The Ashland ARC is the northern field office for the State Historical Society and is linked with the Madeline Island Historical Museum.

The counties that are covered are: Ashland, Bayfield, Forest, Iron, Oneida, Sawyer, Price, Vilas and Washburn. Collection items of most interest to genealogists are the naturalization papers (for all counties except Iron); the pre-1907 registrations of birth, death and marriage; area newspapers on microfilm (for obits); census rolls for Ashland and Bayfield Counties; court records; tax and assessment rolls. We don't have everything for every county, so it is a good idea to call first. We don't have an individual web-page yet, though information about our site can be accessed through the State Historical Society's Archives Division home page: -- Searching in ArCat, the Archives' On-Line Catalog will allow you to search our collections.

Beverly A. Johnson, Program Assistant
History Center and Archives
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
29270 County Highway G
Ashland, WI. 54806-9339

State Historical Society of Wisconsin
816 State St.
Madison, WI. 53706


Bayfield Heritage Association
11 N. Broad, P.O. Box 137
Bayfield, WI. 54814
"The Bayfield Heritage Association, Inc. is a chapter member of the Bayfield County Historical Society and an affiliate member of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin."

Washburn County Historical Society
P.O. Box 366
Shell Lake, WI. 54871


Ashland/Bayfield County Tree Climbers
Route #1, Box 139
Mason, WI. 54856


Ashland Historical Society Museum
522 Chapple Ave.
Ashland, WI. 54806-1417

Iron River Historical Museum
P.O. Box 713
Iron River, WI. 54847

Madeline Island Historical Museum
P.O. Box 9
LaPointe, WI. 54850

Washburn Historical Museum
1 E. Bayfield
Washburn, WI. 54891