Minnesota Family History Societies(B-C)

This section lists associations from Brown to Clay providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Brown County Historical Society

The association has a Library where many resources are available, including:

  • Audio and Video Collections
  • Brown Co. Newspapers
  • Business Files
  • Census Returns
  • Church and Cemetery Records
  • Family Files
  • Historical Files
  • Naturalisations
  • Photographs

Indexes to Depredation Claims resulting from the US-Dakota War of 1862, and Ancillary Information relating to the US-Dakota War of 1862 are also accessible.

Many publications are also available for sale, which include:

  • A Battle for Living: Life and Experiences of Lavina Eastlick - John Isch
  • A German Town: A History of New Ulm, Minnesota - Daniel J. Hoisington
  • The Lady with the Gunpowder: A Luxembourger's Tale of Courage in the US - Dakota War of 1862 - Terry Sveine
  • A Personal Narrative of Indian Massacres 1862 - Lavina Eastlick
  • Sketches by Anton Gag - Annotated by Julie L'Enfant
  • The Story of Sister Adelaide Koetter

Carver County Historical Society

Many documents are held in their Genealogy and Research Library, which include:  

  • Births 1870-1936
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Church Records
  • Deaths 1870-1991
  • Genealogies
  • Marriages 1856-1985

Archives also include:

  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Oral Histories
  • Personal Papers
  • Photographs
  • Plat Maps
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Chaska and Carver 1885-1925

The association also issues certificates to people who can prove they are connected to Carver Co. Pioneers.  Further information about these are available on their website.


Chisago County Historical Society

Their aim is to share and preserve information relating to Chisago Co.  They have a large collection of artefacts which has been collected for over 50 years and have also shared stories about the region.  

Many resources are accessible in their library, which incorporate Cemetery Transcripts, Census Returns, Genealogies, Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals, Obituaries and Passenger Lists.

An on-line catalogue of these documents is available on their site. 

Numerous databases are also on-line, including an Obituary Index and an index of items from Chisago Heritage Newsletters and Journals. 

There is also a list of Cemeteries in the Region.


Clay County Historical and Cultural Society

The association has a Library where a comprehensive collection of documents are accessible, including:

  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Newspapers
  • Other archives relating to Clay Co. history
  • Photographs

A partial listing of collections is available on the site, including: 

  • Census Returns
  • Fargo-Moorhead City Directories
  • Marriage and Death Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Plat Books
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • Tax Records

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