Saturday, June 21, 2014

Online Minnesota resources we might not be utilizing....

As a genealogist from Minnesota, I take great pride in the many resources our state has in place to aide researchers! Many, like the death index, are very well known, but many many others are not.

Some common Minnesota online resources that we might not be using to their full potential!? 

Facebook-- not everyone uses Facebook... 
but for those who do, it is full of 
Genealogy related groups--
Minnesota Genealogy
Minnesota Genealogy Network
Minnesota Genealogy Research
Minnesota Norwegians- genealogy
Lac Qui Parle County Minnesota Genealogy
McLeod County Minnesota Genealogy
Benton County Minnesota Genealogy
Swedish American Genealogy in Minnesota
Le Sueur County Minnesota Genealogy
Crow Wing County Genealogical Society
Martin County Genealogical Society
Anoka County Historical Society
Dakota County Genealogical Society, Minnesota
Minnesota Genealogical Society

And if there isn't a group for the Minnesota interest you have, perhaps you could start one! Some recent groups, like The Organized Genealogist have over 12,000 members!

Family Search- 23 historical collections for Minnesota. 
Use the 'Filter by collection name' box to the left & type in 'Minnesota'
They are always adding & updating their collections here-- and it's Free!

Minnesota's own birth, death, & marriage indexes
Minnesota Death & Birth Index
Minnesota Marriage Records

So is there any other great Minnesota resource out there that you use?! 
Add a comment below for all to see~

1 comment:

  1. I would like to add a website specific to the most far northwest county in Minnesota (Kittson) and its neighbors (Pembina, ND/Emerson, MB) - ST. VINCENT MEMORIES, at It has been around for 10 years, has over 1,000 posts on a wide variety of family genealogy and local history posts, and a good links list...