Our 10th Anniversary Celebration

The 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Minnkota Genealogical Society was held on September 18. Our speaker was Duane Swanson who is with the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, MN.

He spoke on many of the assets of the Minnesota Historical Society

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  • Minnesota Government Records have been created since Minnesota was a territory. These records were created by the government for the needs of the government --not for future genealogists--but we are glad the records are there!
  • Counties, cities, townships, school districts and more have created records.
  • The Minnesota Historical Society has the following records:

  • Federal Censuses - on microfilm
  • Naturalization Records
  • Marriage, Death and Birth Records
  • Territorial Records from 1849 to 1858
  • Correctional Records
  • State Hospital and Tuberculosis Sanatoria
  • Military Records
  • Homestead Records
  • and much more...
  • Many of these records can be accessed via interlibrary loan. Check out the Minnesota Historical Society webpage for more information Minnesota Historical Society

    Here are some photos from our big day!!

    Duane Swanson of the Minnesota Historical Society



































    President Wanda and Vice President Rick


















    Displays--

    Spinning Wheel and Quilt


















    Family Trees, 1933 Boys Shortall and 1952 Navy Shirt


















    Photo Storage, Wedding Dress, Rocker, Christening Gown


















    Chester Fritz Special Collections, Dress and Photos


















    Sons of Norway, County Books

















    100 Year Old Highchair, 1964 Dress, Family Photos