Blue Hills Genealogical Society Resource Library
410 East LaSalle Avenue, Suite C
Barron, WI 54812
(Enter from the back of the building, off the 4th Street parking lot.)
Open Mondays 2:00 – 5:00 PM, February 12 – November 6
Closed: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, November 7 – February 11
Use of the Resource Library is free and open to the public to research their family history. This facility is wheelchair accessible and contains two Society computers with Internet access. The Resource Library is equipped with Wi-Fi for anyone who wishes to bring their own laptop or mobile device.
Volunteers are available on site to help beginners. However, if you have a specific question or concern regarding researching your family history, please contact the Society in advance to ensure the appropriate level of expertise is available during your visit.
The Resource Library does not have accommodations for children. Please be certain that you will be able to supervise any children with you at all times; there are many delicate documents in our collection.
For Lookup Requests, contact BHGS Lookup Chair Rosella Amundson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-537-5760, 209 W. Franklin Ave., Barron, WI 54812. Lookup fees: $30/hour for non BHGS members with a 1 hour minimum; For BHGS members Lookups in materials that are located in our Resource Library are free. Lookups in sources outside of the Resource Library for BHGS members are $10/hour with a 1 hour minimum. Any copy and shipping charges are additional.
Resource Library Inventory
Our Resource Library inventory includes many directories to aid in your search. Links to the directories below are provided via Google Doc links for your convenience.
New! We are now including a searchable Cumulative Index online – use this as your first stop if you would like to see what we might have about your ancestor(s).
Blue Hills Genealogical Society Publications:
Barron County Resources:
- Church Directories and Histories
- Community Histories
- Family Histories
- Cemetery Abstracts
- School Records
- Township Records
- Christensen Military Collection
- Oral Histories
- Wisconsin Brochures and Books
- Telephone Directories and Plat Books
- Genealogy Society Newsletters
- Books and Brochures
- Genealogy Books
- Reference Books for International Research
Additional Web Links:
- Genealogy Gems
- Federation of Genealogical Societies
- Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
- Wisconsin Historical Society
- Barron County Historical Society – Pioneer Village Museum
- Chetek Area Historical Society – Chetek Area Museum
- Greater Turtle Lake Area Association – Turtle Lake Museum
The BHGS encourages anyone who has Barron County records of genealogical value to donate them to our collection.