Research Databases

  • Ancestry | Library Edition

    Research your family history. Includes digitized images of the U.S. Census, passenger and immigration lists, and much more.


Selected Websites

Getting Started

General Genealogy Sites


    Information on immigrants and ships' crews who arrived at Ellis Island and the Port of New York between 1892 and 1924.

  • Cyndi's List

    Links to thousands of genealogical websites, categorized and cross-referenced.

  • Family History Research

    Step-by-step guide to researching your family history.

  • FamilySearch

    Extensive search features, and learning resources to get you started with genealogical research.

  • Resources for Genealogists and Family Historians

    Information on research facilities and online resources. From the National Archives and Records Administration.

  • Where to Write for Vital Records

    An alphabetical directory of state and territorial agencies to contact when looking for birth, death, and marriage records. The site lists addresses, phone numbers, fees, and internet sites.

  • National Archives

    Research records held by the National Archives and find information on how to get started with archival research.

  • Online Minnesota Death Records & Indexes

    Lists and links to multiple sources across the state of Minnesota for death records and obituaries.

  • People Finder - Minnesota Historical Society

    Search the research materials of the Minnesota Historical Society for any item associated with a person. The following types of items may be found:

    • Birth and death records
    • State census records
    • Veterans grave registrations
    • World War I Bonus Records
    • Objects, books and photos
    • Collection inventories (Finding aids)
    • And much more!

Minnesota Genealogy

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