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Cemetery Project, 2000-2006
The Minnesota Cemetery Project is
compiling a master list of all cemeteries in the state of Minnesota (with full
location and contact information) as well as a statewide inventory of available
cemetery resources such as transcriptions and indexes. The project is meant to
guide you to useful sources of cemetery and burial information. Always also check
with your county society!
A team of 54 volunteers have
completed work on 66 of the 87 counties in Minnesota. This is a 76% completion
rate. [The list of 21 counties still needing more work is shown below. If you
can help, let us know!] Our data on cemetery locations is being added to the MGS
website [www.mngs.org] as quickly as
possible. Watch for additions! Notice that we have tried to collect information
on Twp/Range/Section, longitude/latitude, driving directions, sexton info, etc.
Send corrections to the project coordinator! Also watch for publication of the
Bibliography of Minnesota Burial Transcriptions: A Finding Aid, which is pending.
recognition goes to Marcia Paulson [who did the work on 9 counties], and to Cecelia
McKeig [who completed 8 counties], and also to Gay McClellan, who did the checking
of the final Excel files for all counties. A HUGE "Thank You" to all
who helped! This is a labor of love, and would not be possible without the contributions
Counties that Still Need
Benton, Carlton, Chippewa,
Dakota, Douglas, Faribault, Goodhue, Kandiyohi, Mille Lacs, Nicollet, Norman,
Redwood, Renville, Roseau, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Stevens, Wabasha, and
Winona Counties. If you can share information, it will be appreciated! A great
deal of information exists on these counties, but it is still incomplete. Can
you help us complete the master list of cemetery locations? (Check
out one of the completed counties for our template.)
word to County Societies: Please let us know if you have/sell burial transcriptions.
We want to be sure to add you to the bibliography of sources, so researchers can
WHICH Cemeteries Have Never
MGS gets this question
a lot. We are working to merge county-by-county data into a fully-searchable database.
This will help us answer questions of this kind. Stay tuned!
to the MGS Cemetery Inventory
By County listed below: