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Burnett County, Wisconsin
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Burnett County, Wisconsin Facts

When was Burnett County, WI Created?
Burnett County was created on March 31, 1856 from Polk County and Douglas County.

What is the County Seat of Burnett County, WI?
The County Seat is located in Siren and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Burnett County, WI?
Bordering Counties are Douglas CountyWashburn CountyBarron CountyPolk CountyChisago County, Minnesota, Pine County, Minnesota.

Burnett County, WI Vital Records

Where can find Burnett County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Burnett County vital records can be found at the Wisconsin Office of Vital Records has copies of Birth, Marriage, Divorce & Death Records reported since 1907. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Wisconsin for current fees and application process..

You can search online for Burnett County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Wisconsin Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Application to mail.

Burnett County, WI Census Records

What Burnett County, WI census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Burnett County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860187018801890 (fragment, see below), 1900191019201930 and 1940.

Burnett Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Burnett Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Burnett Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research.

There are Wisconsin State censuses from 1895 and 1905. Also the Wisconsin Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index for 1820-1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Wisconsin Census Records Research Guide

Burnett County, WI Courthouse and Government Records

Burnett County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Burnett County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Burnett County.The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

See Also Wisconsin Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Burnett County, WI Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Burnett County, WI?
A list of Burnett County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Wisconsin Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Burnett County, WI Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Burnett County, WI?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Burnett County. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is just a listing which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Burnett Co. WI Books, Newspapers & Publications

Burnett Co. WI Church & Cemeteries

Burnett Co. WI Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Burnett Co. WI General and History Websites

Burnett Co. WI Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Burnett Co. WI Military Records