Counties losing support for historical societies shows a lack of understanding

Today’s Star-Tribune in the Twin Cities carried an interesting article. Interesting but sad and covering something that occurs too frequently in many places. The article “As counties tighten their belts, local historical societies hold their breath” told the story of some Minnesota county historical societies that have lost support funding from county commissioners. One section […]

Recent accessions with a genealogy connection. Recent what?

Accessions? What is she talking about! I am talking about manuscripts, photos, books, maps, and other items recently or newly donated to or purchased by our great research repositories. These could be the county or state historical society, ethnic society, state archives, university special collections department or any other place we may go to do […]

Minnesota websites for genealogical and historical research: Part 3

This is Part 3 of an ongoing  series of posts about great online resources from historical societies and libraries around Minnesota. Don’t forget to check the websites of these organizations for lists, catalogs, and finding aids that tell you about the other extensive research resources that need to be used in person. Hennepin County Library, […]

Job for a Minnesota genealogist

Carver County Historical Society, Waconia, MN, is seeking a half time genealogist/researcher. Applications will be taken until April 25, 2014, with interviews to follow early May. Interns are encouraged to apply.  To apply please email cover letter with salary requirements, and resume. Email questions preferred. This is from the Minnesota Historical Society’s Local History News […]

Online indexes at county historical societies in Minnesota

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 […]