During the railroad records webinar I did this evening under the auspices of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, I mentioned some Northern Pacific Railway employee records that were on Ancestry.com. I had several questions about where to find these and I have posted the direct link below.
The originals are at the Minnesota Historical Society as are many other Northern Pacific and Great Northern Railway. The personnel files are not complete for either railroad but do include some subsidiary lines, too. As I shared during the webinar, these files include many people working from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest and who were born in many other states and countries,.
- Finding aids for the NP: http://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01010.xml
- Finding aids for the GN : http://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00901.xmlhttp://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00901.xml
NP employee records at Ancestry: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2157
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