25 May 2010

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 the index references.
  • 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
For links to other county, city, town, and ethnic historical societies check the Minnesota Historical Society’s list of Minnesota Historical Organizations.


Mary said...

These indexes are a wonderful resource and save so much time. Thanks Paula for pointing us toward these online sources. The MHS link at the end of your post, didn't work, however. Thanks. Mary

Paula Stuart-Warren said...

Thanks Mary. I changed that link and hope it now gets readers to the general page for list of organizations.