A Guide to Family History Resources at the Minnesota Historical Society


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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 to the Society’s myriad holdings.

New and revised, this book features a lengthy, annotated list of resources related to biography, census, naturalization; cemeteries, schools, religious or business affiliations; legal, military, and veterans’ records; death records/index (1908-96); photos, personal papers, oral histories, ethnic resources; newspapers, directories, passenger ship lists; and maps, atlases, etc.

Also, general researchers will find it a source of information about new social histories: studies of gender, families, ethnic groups, urban and rural pasts, labor, material culture, and everyday life. In other words, this would be an excellent gift for both the researcher or genealogist in your family.