A Guide to Family History Resources at the Minnesota Historical Society

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An essential tool for all genealogists researching Minnesota family, local, and state history, it features a lengthy, annotated listing of resources. This book is an indispensable guide to a personal journey into the past for both beginning and experienced researchers who have discovered the value and pleasure of genealogy. Other researchers will also find in it a wealth of sources for topics of the new social history -- studies of gender, families, ethnic groups, the urban and rural pasts, labor, material ...
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Overview

An essential tool for all genealogists researching Minnesota family, local, and state history, it features a lengthy, annotated listing of resources. This book is an indispensable guide to a personal journey into the past for both beginning and experienced researchers who have discovered the value and pleasure of genealogy. Other researchers will also find in it a wealth of sources for topics of the new social history -- studies of gender, families, ethnic groups, the urban and rural pasts, labor, material culture, and everyday life. Applying their many years of experience in assisting researchers, the Society's reference staff has produced a unique guide to the immense resources available in the Society's collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873514699
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 11/6/2003
  • Pages: 105
  • Sales rank: 1,446,805
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Family History Resources 1
Adoption Records 3
American Indian Resources 3
Biographical Resources 5
Birth Records 6
Business Records 9
Census Records 10
Church and Religious Organizations Resources 20
Commission of Public Safety Records 22
Cookbooks 25
Court Records 26
Death Records 26
Directories 33
Disaster Relief Records 34
Divorce Records 36
Election and Appointment Records 36
Ethnic Group Resources 38
Family Histories 38
Farm Records 40
Genealogical Organizations Publications 43
Governor's Office Records 44
Health and Welfare Records 45
Immigration Records 49
Land Records 52
Local and County Histories 54
Maps and Other Geographical Resources 54
Marriage Records 57
Military and Veterans' Records 58
Motor Vehicle and Driver's License Registration Records 70
Municipal Records 70
Newspapers 71
Obituaries 72
Oral Histories 72
Organizations Records 74
Personal Papers 76
Photographs 77
Prison Records 79
Professional Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations 80
Public Service Department Records 83
Railroad Records 84
School Resources 87
Tax and Assessment Records 89
Teachers Retirement Association Records 90
Township Records 91
Union Records 91
Work Projects Administrations (WPA) Resources 92
Map of Minnesota Counties 94
Table: Handy List of Basic County Records at the Minnesota Historical Society 95
Index 101
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