Minnesota Family History Societies (A-B)

This section lists the state-wide association of Minnesota.  It then lists county associations from Aitkin to Brown giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County Societies

Statewide and Regional

Minnesota Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1969. Their aims are to promote and encourage interest in genealogy and to collect and preserve historical documents.

A number of archives are available at their Library located at 1185 Concord St. N. Suite 218, South St. Paul, MN, which include Maps, Microfiche, Microfilms, CD-ROMs and over 30000 volumes.  An on-line catalogue is available on their site. 

It is also possible to download Back Issues of the Society's Newsletter 2012-2013 on the site.

A number of publications are available for sale, which include Plat Books for various years and Counties, Cemetery Records and a book about the First and Hennepin Co. Early Settlers.



Aitkin County Historical Society

The association has an extensive number of resources, which include:

  • Biographies
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Naturalisation Records
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Photo Archive
  • Township and Village Files

They have a number of publications for sale that relate to the history of the region.


Anoka County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1975.  They have a Library where numerous resources are available, which include:

  • Birth, Marriage, Death and Church Records index by Last Name
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Microfilms
  • Naturalisation Papers
  • Newspaper Collections
  • Obituaries
  • Personal Papers
  • Photographs

Many databases are accessible, including:

  • Anoka Co. 1883 Pensioners
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Early Pioneers
  • Genealogies
  • Probate Records

They also offer access to Vital Records, including:

  • 1860 Mortality Schedule
  • Anoka Co. Death Index - Master Index
  • Anoka Newspaper Deaths 1863-1871
  • City of Ramsey Deaths 1871-1915
  • Births 1870-1910
  • Marriages 1869-1910 sorted by both Bride and Groom

Blue Earth County Historical Society

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

  • 1857 Minnesota Territorial Census
  • 1860-1930 Federal Censuses(Excludes 1890)
  • Biographies
  • Blue Earth Co. 1865-1905 State Censuses
  • Cemetery Indexes

Archives also include:

  • Directories 1871-1994
  • Family Histories
  • Maps and Atlases 1874-1990
  • Newspapers 1857-2009
  • Township Notebooks: Social Brevities 1879-1945

Brown County Historical Society

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

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

A number of publications are also available for sale, which include many books relating to the history of the region.