Historical Society

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:

LOCATION:  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.
HOURS:  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.
PROCEDURE:  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.
REQUESTS:  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 genealogy request:

Request obituary for Gerald FITZPATRICK, died 08 Sep 1910 (if possible, be date-specific).
Request plat map for Oakland Township before 1920.
Request census record for John Fitzpatrick for 1900.

Send research requests to:
8500 County Road U
Danbury, Wisconsin 54830
Or email them at: fahp@centurytel.net

Include your name and mailing address so research can be mailed to you.  Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for reseach response.
FEE SCHEDULE:  At 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.


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