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, […]

Minnesota websites for genealogical and historical research: Part 2

I am challenging myself to discover these and other links. The historical societies, libraries, and archives I mention in this series also have fantastic in-house resources for researchers. St. Cloud Times  [Stearns County and area]  www.griver.org/sctimes-index Obituaries index 01/02/1928 through 12/31/2013 News index 01/03/1928 through 12/31/2008 Pennington County Cemetery and obituary index [no date parameters […]

Minnesota websites for genealogy and other research: Part I

This is the first of occasional posts regarding websites that are helpful to researchers working on their Minnesota ancestry, a community history, biographies, and other projects. All are free sites unless otherwise noted. Even though searching is free, some have a cost involved when ordering a record that is not digitized. Dalby Database: www.dalbydata.com  [The […]

Hennepin County, Minnesota new consolidated Records Center

I love progress! The Hennepin County (Minnesota) government is finally announcing the consolidation of court cases. A plus is that records once stored offsite will be more readily available once the project is finished. “The new Records Center allows citizens to look up records from various cases in one place, ranging from civil and conciliation […]

St. Paul’s Pilgrim Baptist Church celebrates 150 years

Sasha Aslanian, a reporter from Minnesota Public Radio, has a wonderful story today about Pilgrim Baptist Church. The church is celebrating 150 year of existence. It was founded by former slaves. Sasha relates “. . . Robert Hickman, an escaped slave from Missouri who 150 years ago led slaves traveling north on the Underground Railroad, […]