Minnesota Family History Societies(H-L)

This section lists associations from Heart-O-Lakes to Kandiyohi providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

Heart-O-Lakes Genealogical Society

The association has a vast collection of resources housed in the Becker County Museum.  These resources incorporate:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Church, City and Township Commemorative Books
  • Church Directories
  • Family Histories
  • Fire Maps of the city of Detroit Lakes - 1892, 1899, 1914
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Hinton Roll
  • Land Transfer Records

Resources also incorporate:

  • Local Histories
  • Local Scrapbooks
  • Naturalisation Records
  • Newspapers
  • Oral Histories
  • Photographs
  • Plat Books for Becker County
  • Plat Books for Otter Tail County
  • Telephone Directories
  • War Records

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Transcriptions
  • Family Histories
  • Township and City Histories

Isanti County Historical Society

Many resources are held by the Society, which include: 

  • The Carlson Collection
  • The City of Cambridge minutes back to the late 1800s
  • The Historical Business Ledger and Meeting Minutes from the Union Mercantile Cooperative in Oxlip
  • The Plat Books of Isanti County
  • The Willard Larson Collection

Information regarding townships in Isanti County and an image database, containing many images relating to the history of the area, are also accessible.

Some publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Crossroads Communities - The Ghost Towns of Isanti Co.
  • History of Isanti
  • Isanti County Revisited: The First 150 Years
  • Isanti County: Township Maps 1898
  • Pictorial Review of Isanti Co. School Houses

Jackson County Historical Society

Numerous databases are online, which include:

  • Biographies and Obituaries
  • Churches
  • Maps
  • Photographs: People and Places

Information regarding towns and townships in the area is accessible, along with a list of surnames currently being researched by Members.

Links to other sites you may find useful are also accessible.


Kandiyohi County Historical Society and Museum

The society was established in 1897 as the Old Settler's Association, its aim being to preserve the history of Kandiyohi County.  It was incorporated as Kandiyohi County Historical Society in 1940.

The association has an Archives and Research Centre (The Victor Lawson Research Library) where a wide variety of archives are available, which include:

  • Archives and Manuscripts
  • Audio and audio-visual tapes and films
  • 2000 Books and 30 Periodicals
  • Census Returns
  • Death Records 1908-1954
  • Deaths
  • Naturalisation Papers
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Registers of Mail Contracts, Minnesota 1854-1858
  • School Census, Districts 1-1057, 1909-1970

A list of newspapers held by the society is accessible.


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