Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Bayfield County

Cemeteries:
Directions: To obtain a copy of any of the cemeteries listed, please follow the steps below.  Please make checks payable to "WSGS".
 
1. Enclose $2.00 US for postage and $0.50 per page.
2. Include the county and exact name of each cemetery you wish to order copies of.
3. Include your email address in case we have a question about your order.
4. Mail your request to: WSGS Inscriptions, P. O. Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705-0106.
 
Cemetery Name Location or Township Total Number of Pages
Church Corner Tn of Washburn 1
Moe Tn of Pratt 1
 
Libraries throughout the county hold varying amounts of materials. When a specific area of research is determined, a search for the contact with that library can be advised. However, I would suggest that a search of the ARC materials of the area be the first goal (see ARC contact information above). Libraries within the county include the Bayfield Carnegie Library in Bayfield, the Drummond Public Library in Drummond, the Evelyn Goldberg Briggs Memorial Library in Iron River, the Forest Lodge Library in Cable, the Mazinaigan Waakaaigan Library at Red Cliff, and the Washburn Public Library in Washburn.

Area Research Center (ARC) of WHS for Bayfield County is located at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Road G, Ashland, WI 54806-9339, and can be contacted by phone at 715-685-2647, by email at whsnorthwoods@wisconsinhistory.org and their website URL is www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/arcnet/histcenter.asp . Check the web site for their hours of operation, archival research holdings etc. The Northwoods ARC is also the archives for 8 other NW Wisconsin counties.

Societies:
Bayfield Heritage Association, Inc. and their Museum complex is located in Bayfield. Snail mail can be sent to PO Box 137, Bayfield, WI 54814, email bayfieldheritage@centurytel.net, URL site at www.bayfieldheritage.org, or email Bill Gover, Museum Committee Chair at bgover@centurytel.net. The Museum has a wonderful collection of interviews on video. These interviews were made of descendants of the area's settlers and provide great insight into their ancestors and the area history. The museum also claims to have a large amount of uncatalogued materials in storage. Who knows what treasures are there?

Bayfield County Historical Society & Chapters is the parent historical society for the county. They do not have archival materials for research. It seems that any genealogical questions will be referred to the local society chapter who can best help. This society can be reached by snail at PO Box 581, Washburn, WI 54891, by phone at 715-682-4408 or by email at vgill@ncis.net to Verne Gillis. The chapters include, Barnes Area Historical Association Chapter (www.barnes-wi.com/page.cfm/222), Cable/Nemakaon Chapter, Cornucopia Museum, Drummond Chapter (www.drummondwi.com) , Eileen Area Historical Society Chapter, Mason Area Chapter, Oulu Chapter (www.ouluwis.us), Port Wing Area Chapter, Washburn Area Chapter, and Iron River Chapter.

Moquah Heritage Society is a locale specific society and not a chapter of the Bayfield County Historical Society. Snail mail can be directed to Richard Mihalek at 27630 County Road C, Washburn, WI 54891. The society can try to help with genealogical questions from this area.
 
Links:
Bayfield GenWeb - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wibayfi2 has a new webmaster since 2008. It seems that she is adding materials consistently and so far has a good collection of census indexes. Watch this site grow as Bayfield with it's colorful history has a lot to add to the NW Wisconsin picture.
 
Bayfield County Government:
Bayfield County Government Web Site is located at www.bayfieldcounty.org and links to departments, such as the Register of Deeds can be accessed from here.
 
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