Genealogy Resources


Genealogists’ Resource and Guide Books

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    A Guide to Family History Resources at the Minnesota Historical Society


    by the MHS Staff
    This book is a tool for all genealogists, beginning and experienced, who are researching family, local, or state history. The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) has one of the richest collections in the nation, but such vast resources can be overwhelming. Compiled by the experienced MHS staff, this book is a great guide ... ... more

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    Making Family Journals: Projects and Ideas for Sharing and Recording Memories Together

    $22.99 $17.99

    by Linda Blinn
    Making Family Journals is a comprehensive and inspirational collection of how-to projects and activities, from handmade family trees to photo scrapbooks, to travel journals, family recipe books, and dream journals. The book is geared toward creating projects that the entire family can enjoy and participate in, from making actual mini books to keeping ... ... more

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    Six Feet Under: A Graveyard Guide to Minnesota


    by Stew Thornley
    In the introduction, Thornley writes, “Cemetery surfing has become an increasingly popular hobby... . People making treks include genealogists tracing their roots, artists and writers admiring the monuments and epitaphs, travelers looking to get off the beaten path... . Visitors respond in different ways to what they encounter, taking pictures, making rubbings, ... ... more

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    They Chose Minnesota


    June Drenning Holmquist; ed.
    Why did emigrants leave their homelands and move to Minnesota? Where in the state did they settle? What did they do, and how did they organize? How did they maintain their ethnicity? These are just a few of many deep questions addressed in this massive document making the subtitle, "A Survey of ... ... more


Genealogy-related Books based on Specific Locations or Families

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    The History of Urness Township


    Spiral Bound Paperback with Protective Plastic Cover Sheets
    Over 300 pages, maps, and more than 450 photos! 8 1/2 by 11 inches Released in February 2005, this comprehensive, yet easy to read, book covers the first 135 years of the history of Urness Township located in Douglas County, Minnesota. Compiled and published by the volunteer Urness Township ... ... more

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    Sigrid Nilsdatter’s Family


    by Maxine Shulstad
    This wonderful new book is more than a family history. It traces 200 years of Maxine's ancestor's lives, loves, trials and victories. Contains family photos and other treasures, including Sigrid's trunk. ... more