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Barron County, Wisconsin Genealogy and History

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Originally Dallas County
Renamed Barron County in 1869

Established: 1859
County Seat: Barron
Parent: Dallas & Polk Counties

The county had taken the name of Barron in the honor of Wisconsin lawyer and politician, Henry D. Barron, who served as Circuit Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.

Neighboring Counties

General Genealogy and History Links

This section contains links to websites that have multiple databases or webpages with genealogical information.

Vital Records

Birth, Death, & Marriage Records:
Earliest Registration Dates*:
Births 1877
Deaths 1877
Marriages 1868

*Records may contain dates previous to year listed. The registration may have occurred some time after the event date.

Barron County Register of Deeds:
330 E LaSalle Ave
Barron, WI 54812
Telephone: (715) 537-6211

Cemetery and Obituary Links

Court Records - Naturalization and Probate

Census Links

Censuses contain valuable information about families. This section contains links to transcribed censuses, census indexes or census images for the county.

Residents of the County

This section contains links to family tree websites, biographies and information about individuals that lived in the county.

Area History

This section contains links of published histories and historical information about the county, its villages, cities or towns. Sometimes within these histories is information about founders, or other people that settled in the area. It may also include ethnic or religious histories of the communities.

Maps and Atlases

  • 1901 County Maps - Wisconsin county maps presented here were scanned in individually from the large Wisconsin map in the Rand McNally New Standard Atlas of the World Rand McNally & Co. Chicago 1901. Offsite line by Rick Hagen. -
  • Current County Map - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is pleased to provide highly detailed county maps online. -
  • Original Field Notes and Plat Maps -Barron County - From Wisconsin Public Land Survey Records. his website provides access to scanned images of the original General Land Office survey field notes and plat maps. -


Societies, Libraries and Offline Resources

  • Barron County Historical Society Museum - Pioneer Village Museum is a delight to the eye and a true educational experience as you tour through 37 buildings. -
  • Chetek Area Calhoun Museum - In addition to the collection of artifacts from times gone by, which are on display in downtown Chetek, the Museum also hosts a variety of events during the year that serve to entertain and teach people about life in another time. -
  • Newspapers in Barron County - List of county newspaper publications listed at the Library of Congress -