The Burnett County
Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation and disemination of
Burnett County History. Over the past few years volunteers have been
busily organizing materials for their research library. This library
is now able to provide research services on people, locations and activities
(post office, schools, telephone, etc.) of the county.
Here is some information
to help you to use this valuable research tool:
The library is located at Forts Folle Avoine Historical
Park at 8500 County Road U, 2 1/2 miles west from Wisconsin Highway 35
between Danbury and Webster.
Burnett County Historical Society Research Library is open
from 1 - 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and on other days by appointment.
To make an appointment, call Forts Folle Avoine at 1-715-866-8890.
Library volunteers will be available to assist you in your search.
The library contains research materials
that will enable you to search for people, locations and/or activities.
As an example, when researching complete histories of a location (such
as the history of the town of Siren), materials will be made available
to you, but it will be necessary for you to review them to determine what
is appropriate to your project.
If you are unable to visit the Research Library, the staff
will also take requests via mail to help you. To facilitate genealogy
research, make requests in writing and limit requests to one family name
and make no more than three requests per letter. Send as many letters
as you wish. Here's an example
SURNAME -- FITZPATRICK
Send research requests to:
obituary for Gerald FITZPATRICK, died 08 Sep 1910 (if possible, be date-specific).
plat map for Oakland Township before 1920.
census record for John Fitzpatrick for 1900.
Or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
8500 County Road U
Danbury, Wisconsin 54830
Include your name and
mailing address so research can be mailed to you. Please allow 4
to 6 weeks for reseach response.
the present time there is no charge for historical research. The
Burnett County Historical Society operates solely through volunteers and
donations. Any financial gift you are able to give is greatly appreciated.
A copy of your research would enhance the library and may be of great assistance
to another investigator.