County historical societies in Minnesota (and in other states) are treasure troves of material useful in our family history search. This is a sampling of some online indexes for several of the county societies in Minnesota. Some of these societies have other online indexes and information on how to obtain the actual record or publication the index references.
- Carver County Historical Society Newspaper Index http://www.carvercountyhistoricalsociety.org/newspaper/search.php
- Dakota County Historical Society obituary index http://www.dakotahistory.org/research/Obit_Search.asp
- Morrison County Historical Society index of family files http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/?page_id=1177
- The History Center of Olmsted County subject index to Rochester newspapers 1859-1912: [This is one of my favorites because I found the birth notice for one of my maternal grandmother’s siblings.] http://www.olmstedhistory.info/apps/index.htm
- Pennington County Historical Society cemetery and obituary index http://pvillage.org/aboutpchs.asp
- Ramsey County Historical Society Selected Index of articles from Ramsey County History http://rchs.com/magazine_index.htm
- Wadena County Historical Society index of family names http://wadenacountyhistory.org/family-names/
For links to other county, city, town, and ethnic historical societies check the Minnesota Historical Society’s list of Minnesota Historical Organizations.
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