Registry of Interested Persons
What is the Registry of Interested Persons?
The Registry is a list of those persons or organizations who have successfully applied to the Burial Sites Preservation Board for inclusion based on their specific interest in a single catalogued burial site, or in a class of catalogued burial sites, such as Native American mounds or all historic cemeteries within a given jurisdiction.
The Registry is used for three purposes:
- By the director of the Wisconsin Historical Society in determining whether or not a substantial interest exists with respect to a request to disturb an uncatalogued burial site.
- By an individual requesting to disturb a catalogued burial site who must contact (in writing by certified, return receipt requested) those on the Registry for input on their proposed project before the director can make a decision on whether to permit the disturbance, and
- Prior to when the director makes a final disposition decision for human remains and objects related to those remains that have been excavated from a burial site.
How do I apply for the Registry?
You may print out and complete the Registry application form (PDF, 80KB) and mail it to the:
Burial Sites Preservation Board
c/o Amy Norlin
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street, Room 454
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Alternately, you may fax it to (608) 264-6504, Attention: Burial Sites Preservation Program. Staff will review your submission and contact you if any additional information is required. To obtain a paper copy, or a version in an alternate format, please call the office at (608) 264-6579.
If your application is received at least 30 days prior to the next quarterly Burial Sites Preservation Board meeting the board will review and take action on your application at that meeting. You will be notified of the time and place of the meeting at which your application is being considered. If you are not able to attend the meeting, staff will notify you of the outcome of the board's decision.
If, at any time, you would like to remove your name from the Registry listing, you may notify the Burial Sites Preservation Board in writing at the above address.
Is the Registry of Interested Persons available for inspection?
Yes, you may obtain a copy by contacting Amy Norlin at (608) 264-6579.