If you have a link you think I should know about, please send me an e-mail. I will make an effort to remove broken links and add new ones as I find ones of interest for your research in Scott County and Minnesota in general.







MINNESOTA FAMILY GROUP SHEET PROJECT - Submit your Family Group sheets.



Scott County Cemeteries by Kimberly J Beecher Engelhardt.
Cemeteries and Memorial Sites in Scott County This site documents where various politicians and other notables are buried.  Created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum.


Minnesota State Historical Society

Minnesota Genealogical Society

Scott County Historical Society. Historical information, collection, research center, and e-mail contact


Park Genealogical Books Research Notes Many selections for research in MN Counties and surrounding states.

Genealogy General-- My name is Dave and I have a web site that will assist all researchers for MINNESOTA. I have compiled batch nos. for Births, Marriages & CHRs. in MN. You can search by county, then by surname. (or leave surname field blank for ALL that film's extractions). These have been extracted from courthouse records & Church Records. I have put the sources on the link, and will tell you which books/films have been extracted. If it is not done, then you can order the film from a FHL for the incomplete years...  (and NOT order the film that has been extracted and inserted into the IGI.  Also, this is a great way to research your family's collateral lines and their kids...) Minnesota Counties.


Twin Cities Public Libraries
Minneapolis Public Library
General Information Number 612-630-6000 or Click here

  • Central Library/Now at a temporary location - 250 Marquette, Minneapolis, MN

  • Minneapolis History Collection, 3rd Floor, MPS Central Library. 
    Hours limited to daytime, M-F. Photo collection. 
    Collection of City permit requests are available for house histories (hardcopy catalog). 
    Hardcopy collection of Minneapolis city directories.
    Insurance maps. 
    Noncirculating collection.

    Special Collections Department
    Minneapolis Public Library
    250 Marquette Ave. S.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
    (612) 630-6350 telephone
    (612) 630-6210 Fax

  • MAPS

    Maps for Scott Co., MN by Acetochlor Registration Partnership. Air grid maps, and road and railroad maps are available at this site for counties in Minnesota, Washington, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina.

    1895 Minnesota Atlas - Scott County

    Panoramic Maps 1847-1929. View a map of Shakopee in 1869!! The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective.

    The Treaty Story, Minnesota Historical Society:  this website presents a series of historical maps and description of how the U.S. Government acquired Minnesota lands from the Dakota, Ojibwe, and Ho Chunk Native Americans

    Minnesota Historical Society's Map Collection:  contains 1,350 historical county atlases and plat books showing land ownership, as well as fire insurance maps showing individual structures.

    US GAZETTEER This gazetteer is used to identify places to view with the Tiger Map Server and obtain census data from the 1990 Census Lookup server. You can search for places, counties or MCDs by entering the name and state abbreviation (optional), or 5-digit zip code. Note: ZIP code boundaries do not necessarily match place boundries.


  • A Guide to the Records of Minnesota's Public Lands, by Gregory Kinney and Lydia Lucas, Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, 1985, 121 pages. This publication is out-of-print, but can be viewed at the Minnesota Historical Society and other libraries.

    "The records described in this guide document the state of Minnesota's acquisition, sale, and management of its trust fund, railroad grant, and related lands, as well as the federal land survey of Minnesota and the initial transfer of title to public lands from the federal government to the state or to private parties. The approximately 800 cubic feet of records were created primarily by four agencies:  the State Land Office, the Land Department of the State Auditor's office, the U.S. General Land Office in Minnesota, and the U.S. Surveyor General for Minnesota. The guide also summarizes land-related records in other state agencies, with individual descriptions of particularly pertinent records series."
  • Windows to the Past: a bibliography of Minnesota county atlases, by Mai Treude, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1980, Pub. No. CURA 80-3, 187 pages. This publication is out-of-print, so look for it at your library, check interlibrary loan or contact CURA directly. As time permits, CURA staff may be able to photocopy listings for a particular county of interest.

    "A comprehensive listing of Minnesota's county atlases and where they are available. Published from 1867 to the present, these atlases contain records of land use and land ownership, directories of businesses and residences, photographs of buildings and people, genealogies, county histories, and advertisements. In an introduction to the bibliography, a brief history of the county atlas and how it developed in Minnesota is presented along with a number of illustrations from Minnesota atlases."
    Social Security Death Index Search the SSDI at Rootsweb


    Official Scott County page maps, history, politial info, etc
    Early Settlers of St. John's Parish Union Hill in 1867 Surnames from a history written by Victorin Ruhland in 1967.
    Yahoo Sites for Scott County


    TreasureNet - Historical Image Collection. Many hundreds of photos from all over the US.

    Genealogy Libraries on the WWW. Genealogy friendly libraries from the US and Europe.

    AncientFaces is the largest visual genealogy exchange on the Internet.

    Obituary Lookup Volunteers- State/Country Index
    The Obituary Lookup Volunteers for the United States are grouped by state. On each state's web page, the volunteers are listed by county. For the rest of the world, the volunteers are grouped by country or continent, and on each web page the volunteers are listed by region.

    Books We Own
    A list of resources owned or accessed by individuals who are willing to look up genealogical information for others. This is a FREE service, but volunteers may ask for reimbursement of copies or postage. There are over 1500 volunteers. Please read the "helpful tips" and other information on this site before requesting a lookup.

    GeneaSearch-Genealogy Resources to Help Find Your Ancestors . Build your family tree and family history with free genealogy lookups, free genealogy sites, family surname newsletters, data, books from genealogy societies and individuals, surname queries, female ancestors, announce new sites, beginner's genealogy guide, free clip art. Other genealogy resources are tools, links, and lists of societies. See our state genealogy pages for free genealogy databases and genealogy resources for each state.

    Dating old Photographs - Many of us have photographs that are undated, but this site will show you how a photograph can be dated with a considerable degree of precision.

    Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet More than 185,150 links to genealogical websites.

    Dead Thousands of old photographs and surnames.
    Minnesota Marriage Project- This project will endeavor to provide actual transcriptions of Marriage Applications, and other Marriage Records, as found recorded in the county court house and state archives. We are encouraging these transcriptions to be entire marriage books and/or rolls of microfilm


    Copyright, 2007 by Claudia Schuman
    Last updated: Oct 1, 2007