Please remember these are all "volunteers" and are doing this on their own time. Do not abuse their services, follow their guidelines for requests and be patient when waiting for a response to your requests. 

If you are a volunteer and are unable to do lookups anymore, please let me know so your name can be removed from our list.  If  your name has been removed from the volunteer list it's because I wasn't able to contact you via e-mail.   You'll need to contact me to be put back on the list.


(Also see the Cemetery Pages)
St. Peter & Paul Cemetery records Loretto, MN. Susan Morrow has transcribed tombstone records from 1865-2002 and burial records for the years 1882-1992 and will do lookups. Please contact Susan. Susan Morrow
The Grave Markers of Hennepin County Vol 1 and 2 Includes ONLY the townships of Maple Grove, East Osseo, West Osseo, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Dayton. Patty0802@aol.com
Pioneers & Soldiers Cemetery, Minneapolis. This cemetery began burials in 1853 and is one of the oldest cemeteries in Minneapolis. Susan Hunter-Weir will do lookups. Huntweir@class.cla.umn.edu
Still Photos of tombstones in southern Hennepin & northern Dakota Counties as well as Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis. Joyce Bakke
Digital still photos of gravestones (or anything I can reasonably photograph) in the Twin Cities metro area. We have snow cover for most of the winter so your request may have to sit in my "to do" file until the thaw. Jenny Weber
1875 Census Lookup.  I'm willing to do look-ups on a copy of the 1875 Minnesota State Census. The roll that I have covers part of Hennepin County (City of Minneapolis Wards 1-6, Bloomington - St Anthony Townships). Individuals seeking look-ups need to be very specific (include township).  The quality of the copy of this roll is very light in some areas so it's extremely hard to read. Dan Nelson
1880 Census Lookup. If you are having trouble finding your ancestors in the 1880 census online at the LDS Family Search Website, Barb Caudle will try to help find them using the 1880 transcribed census on CD." Barb Caudle
Catholic Church Records in Minnesota Archdiocese Office-
The Archives contains microfilm copies of sacramental records (Baptism, Marriage, Death) for most parishes in the Minnesota counties of Ramsey, Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Rice, Scott, Washington, and Wright. The Archives also has some burial records for the metropolitan Catholic Cemeteries of Calvary (St. Paul), St. Mary’s and St. Anthony (Minneapolis). Date ranges of records depend on parish. Earliest: 1840s. Most recent: 1990s.
Digitized City Directories online 1860-1917 Minneapolis City Directory Collection - Browse Titles
1859-1860 St. Anthony & Minneapolis City Directory. ONLINE. CITY DIRECTORY ONLINE
1880-81 1882-83, 1885-86, and 1886-87 Minneapolis City Directory Tom Bakken
1902 & 1916 Minneapolis City Directory and 1955 Minneapolis Phone Dir. Limit two names. For common names a first name must be included. Claudia Schuman
1909 Minneapolis City Directory available FREE http://distantcousin.com/Directories/MN/
1946, 1966, 1968 and 1970 Minneapolis City Directory 1965 Minneapolis Suburban City Directory 1952,1955 & 1959 Lake Minnetonka Directory & Map. Limit two names. First names must be included for common surnames. Jodi Magnuson
DEATHS RECORDED IN MINNEAPOLIS MN CITY DIRECTORIES 1901-1910  (Date of death, age, and spouse are listed) Patty0802@aol.com
Mary Wickersham and Sheila Northrop, transcribers of St. Mary's Cemetery,
Minneapolis 1874-1894, now offer lookup services for death certificates, obituaries and other records in Minnesota.  Will copy death certificates ($4) and obituaries or other news articles ($6).  If you're seeking many at one time, or have other needs, contact them for an estimate.  Visit their website at
www.mwancestor.com/research.htm for details, or email research@mwancestor.com.
DEATH REGISTER FOR ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, DAYTON MN. Years 1893 to 1977 - Includes date of birth, spouses and parents if known This book is NOT indexed, so I would need an approximate time of death to find your ancestor. Contact Patty at Patty0802@aol.com Patty0802@aol.com
DEATH CERTIFICATES, OBITUARIES, NATURALIZATION RECORDS, CITY DIRECTORIES, 1920 ALIEN REGISTRATION PAPERS, AS WELL AS OTHER PUBLIC RECORDS (INCLUDING MARRIAGE RECORDS). As a member of the Minnesota Historical Society I have access to a large amount of information for the entire state of MN. I try to keep expenses to a minimum. Charlie Peasha

We do not have a volunteer to do marriage lookups at this time.  However, some early  marriages have been transcribed in issues of the  Minnesota Genealogical Journal and can be purchased through
PARK GENEALOGICAL BOOKS.   See list of years that have been transcribed


Sue will do lookups in the 1937 Minneapolis North High School Yearbook , and a booklet from the 45th class reunion in 1982, which contains maiden and married names, addresses in 1982 and some time personal information.  She will also scan photos from the yearbook. 

Sue Lederer Geiger

Camille Lewis is willing to do lookups in the 1943 South High Tigers year book and the South High Centennial 1893-1993

Camille Lewis

Shirley Crohn is willing to do lookups in the West high School yearbooks for the years 1947, 1948, 1949, and the University of Minnesota 1963.

Shirley Crohn

I have my grandfather's copy of the 1906 Central High School Annual and would be willing to do lookups. Only the June 1906 [Senior] class is listed.

Jean Copple

1912 Hesperian, annual of West High School.  Will do lookups.

Steve Shaw
"Minneapolis Central High School" 1917, 1928 and 1929.

"Tribute to Triumph: Minneapolis Central High School, 1860-1982."
A Commemorative book about Minneapolis Central High School published when it closed in 1982. The book is filled with historical photos, some dating from the school's origins in the 1860s. Liz also has yearbooks for Minneapolis Central for the years:
1917, 1922, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1975, 1976 and 1977

"Minneapolis North High School". A commemorative book published in 1973 at the time the old school was being razed and the new one built. Contains lots of historical photographs from 1892-1973, including several showing the fire that destroyed the original North building in 1913.

John Hay Elementary School -1969
Ramsey Junior High 1973 & 1974
Will lookup names and scan pictures of alumni. Liz has also contributed several pictures of Minneapolis Schools in the "SCHOOLS" topic. Please take a look
Liz Fuller
1919 West High School Yearbook, The Hesperian.
Tom Gerber
1940 Minneapolis Centralian High School Yearbook. Only the January and June Graduates are listed. - Susan Wojtowicz Susan Wojtowicz
1959 Minneapolis Central High School Yearbook Tom Bakken
1958-1961 Minneapolis Vocational High School. Charlie Peasha
School Yearbooks- The James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library at the Minneapolis Public Library houses a large collection of yearbooks from city high schools (not suburban Minneapolis). Go to Collections
(This link will take you offsite)
Lookups in yearbooks from St. Paul Bible College, now called Crown College. It was actually in St. Paul, but it is now near St. Bonifacius.  The years I have are 1958, 60, 61, 62, 66, 67, 68, 69, and 1983.   Jenny Blachford
Irma Lommen has CD's #355 and #356 "Germans To America" 1850-1874 and 1875-1880 . She will look up TWO surnames per request. Irma Lommen
"Minnesota in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection",
by Franklin F. Holbrook, published by the Minnesota War Records Commission, St. Paul, MN, 1923 (Roster of Minnesotans in the service from April 21, 1898 to July 4, 1902) (
http://didian.com/helplist/mn.htm )
Barb Werner
Andersonville Civil War Prison Records, Andersonville Georgia.

Hello veterans and newbies of the rootsweb.

There are some really great folks who are willing to help just for the asking. I, myself do Volunteer research at Andersonville Civil War Prison in Andersonville Georgia. Any research I do is absolutely at NO cost and I am willing to do what I can. There are 259  prisoners on record from the state of Minnesota and more than 100  who died here, I thought I would send my offer.  I feel the need to say I am not in any way trying to focus on the horrors of Andersonville compared to any POW camp in the north ..( i.e.Elmira ) or any others and do not wish to stir up arguments on this site. My focus is dedicated to ALL of those held prisoner during this war, on both sides as well as all Americans who gave their freedoms for those that we enjoy today.. I just happen to be near Andersonville so this is where I do my work

 Here are my sources of research.

 There are 2 online databases to do lookups.....One by name...one by Company and Regiment. I also have a copy of the Dorence Atwater Death list which has the names and grave numbers of 12960 graves with only 460 marked as "UNKNOWN ". This along with a CD I have which contains 34,000 names of the 45,000 who were imprisoned there which helps me find prisoner records because of misspellings of the names or alternate names. I visit the prison site every couple of weeks and have access to the onsite databases as well as the physical files. I would like to let you know of another service I offer which is to take photos of graves for a small fee. Please do not consider this spam as my research offer is FREE for the asking and will be posted on this county site only once.
If there is anything I can do in helping your research at Andersonville, please just ask. Please visit my website dedicated to those Americans  who were imprisoned and died in captivity while in the service to our country
Kevn Frye
Local Andersonville Historian / National Park Service Volunteer


Kevn Frye
Engineers Club of Minneapolis 1936 Roster

Will do lookups in this book.  About 420 members are included with
photos - all kinds of engineers working for companies, government, and
the U of M.  Would like to get this book to a descendant who would
appreciate it.  Data is name, home a
ddress, company, position held.
Shawne FitzGerald
Compendium of History & Biography of Minneapolis & Hennepin County.
This book was published in 1914 by H. Taylor & Co. Contains lengthy biographies, personal and historical reminiscences by prominent citizens of Hennepin County. Many portraits included. Will do lookups.
Claudia Schuman
"Lone Oak Years", a History of Eagan MN.
"The Person's French-Canadian Pioneers of Minnesota".

Please send requests for lookups in the above books to Michelle.
Old Rail Fence Corners.
Frontier Tales told by Minnesota Pioneers
Click here for the
INDEX OF NAMES. When writing to for a lookup, please provide the name and page number.
Claudia Schuman
"Once Upon a Lake" about the settlements surrounding Lake Minnetonka, and a book on the 1st Minnesota Volunteers in the Civil War. I can also provide some lookup or research support in Hawaii research facilities if any Hennepin County web site member needs assistance. Tom Hughes
Claudine Pearson has a small booklet (67 pages) entitled:
"1868-1968, Maple Plain & Independence Past-Present". 
It contains information on many families, including the names of WWI and WWII Vets from the area.

The following families also appear in this book:
Pagenkopf, Conover, Jonas Moline, Peter Soley, George Richards, Irvin Shrewsbury, Hoisington, McGary, Jacob Bryant, Sam Briley, Daniel S. Styner, Stinson, Bradford, Batdorf, Cox, Robert M. Mills, Budd (my family), Beer, Kennedy, Charles Drysdale, Ditty (my family).

Information also included on clubs, churches, stores, plus the WWI and WWII Vets.
Claudine also has several postcards with photos of the First Presbyterian Church of Maple Plain, Pure Oil Station, Maple Plain - 1930's, Maple Plain Elementary School District 61 Built in 1923, The old wooden bridge over the railroad in Maple Plain, Post Office in Maple Plain - 1930's with Setzler, Yoder and Budd standing in front of it. If anyone is interested in copies, please make arrangements through Claudine.

She also has a copy of "The Forester" 1937 , published by the senior class of Forest Lake High School, and the "Mohian" published by the class of 1939 from Mound, MN

She will be happy to check for information, but please be patient as this material is not indexed.
Claudine Pearson


RANDOM ACTS OF GENEALOGICAL KINDNESS  Volunteers have agreed to do a free genealogy research task at least once per month in their local area as an act of kindness. While the volunteers of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK) have agreed to donate their time for free, you MUST PAY the volunteer for his/her expenses in fulfilling your request (copies, printing fees, postage, film or video tape, parking fees, etc.).  http://www.raogk.org/

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