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Minnesota Genealogical Society

Minnesota Resource Highlights

Minnesota County Information

We have a document with addresses and other contact info for all the County Genealogical & Historical Societies.

 
 
Our MGS library has several key resources to work with:

1. City Directories
  • Albert Lea/Freeborn County  1902-1929
  • Austin  1909-1959
  • Bemidji  1910-1960
  • Brainerd  1903-1959
  • Duluth  1884-1960
  • Faribault/Northfield  1936-1960
  • Fergus Falls 1902-1960
  • Hibbing  1909-1958
  • Mankato  1892-1960
  • Minneapolis  1865-1960
  • Owatonna  1903-1959
  • Range Towns (Vermillion & Mesaba Iron Ranges)  1903-1908
  • Red Wing  1907-1925
  • Rice County (Faribault & Northfield) 1903-1926
  • Rochester  1909-1960
  • St. Anthony 1859-1860 (fiche)
  • St. Cloud  1894-1959
  • St. Paul  1856-1959 (fiche) 1863-1960 (film)
  • St. Paul/N. Suburban  1956-1960
  • South St. Paul/ West St. Paul  1947-1959
  • State of Minnesota  1904-1935
  • Stillwater  1890-1960
  • Thief River Falls  1909-1960
  • Virginia  1939-1958
  • Wilmar  1927-1933
  • Winona  1908-1959
  • Minnesota Gazeteer  1922-1927
2. Obituaries
  • Minneapolis  1988-1997
  • St. Paul  1991-1997
  • Anoka  1990
  • Burnsville  1988-1991
  • Fairmont 1996-2004
  • Long Lake  1992-1999
  • Nicollet County  1998
  • Nobles County 1998-2000
  • Pipestone County  1980’s-2000
  • Prairie Island  1923-1983
  • Sibley County  1997-2002
  • St. Anthony  1989-1994
  • Stillwater  1987-1988
  • Worthington  1998-2000
There are also miscellaneous obituaries for other communities not listed here. 
 
3Minnesota Civil War rosters:   Index for the publication Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865.
 
4. Catholic Church Records:   Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis: some churches available. (Go to the Catholic Records page for a complete listing.)
 
5. Newspapers:   Major Minneapolis papers and St. Paul papers for the period January 1971 – June 2008. 
We also have access to the major newspaper collection at Minnesota History Center Library.
 
6. Marriages:   Hennepin County 1853 – 1918; Ramsey County 1850 – 1917. 
 
7. Special collections:  Minnesota First Families, Mary Leonard collection, Ruth Charest collection
 
For details on what is available for the following resources, check our online catalog: or contact us by mail or email at research@mngs.org
Minnesota county histories
Surname files
Cemetery location information by county
Genealogical resources for other states and countries
Family history collection (written on a certain family name by individuals)
Back issues of the Minnesota Genealogist and other genealogical publications (not limited to Minnesota)