Certificate Programs

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.

Youth may apply for a Jr. Family Historian certificate. They will document their family history and interview a family relative.

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
  • Jr. Family Historian – Youth 8-18 years old. Four generation pedigree chart, family group sheet of immediate family, 10 minute interview of living relative 65 years of age or older taped on a thumb drive or  transcribed typed format of the interview.

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 

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.

Jr. Family Historian Application Form

Birth Record Abstract Form

Death Record Abstract Form

Marriage Record Abstract Form

Probate Record Abstract Form

Family Group Record

Pedigree Chart

Century Certificates awarded

Pioneer Certificates awarded