The Blue Hills Genealogical Society – Barron County, Inc. issues certificates to individuals who are directly descended from a Barron County, Wisconsin Pioneer or Century ancestor. The purpose of these certificate programs is to recognize families with Barron County roots, encourage people to undertake genealogical research, develop a database of information for researchers, and to improve the quality of genealogical research.
Applicants must submit qualified evidence to prove direct descent and to prove that the:
- Pioneer Ancestor settled/lived in Barron County, Wisconsin prior to Jan. 1, 1871
- Century Ancestor settled/lived in Barron County, Wisconsin over 100 years prior to the date of application
Application instructions and forms can be found below. Forms must be filled out completely and accompanied by the required submission fee(s) to be considered.
Pioneer and Century Certificate Application Form Instructions: It is important to follow these carefully! Please download and/or print the instructions to refer back to as you work through your application.