Minnesota Family History Societies(C)

This section lists associations from Carver to Crow Wing providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Carver County Historical Society

The association has a Genealogy and Research Library where an extensive number of documents are accessible.  

  • Births 1870-1936
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Church Records
  • Deaths 1870-1991
  • Genealogies
  • Marriages 1856-1985

Archives also include:

  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Oral Histories
  • Personal Papers
  • Photographs
  • Plat Maps
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Chaska and Carver 1885-1925

The association also issues certificates to people who can prove they are connected to Carver Co. Pioneers.  Further information about these are available on their website.


Chisago County Historical Society

Their aim is to share and preserve information relating to Chisago Co.  They have a large collection of artefacts which has been collected for over 50 years.  They have also collected and shared stories about the region.  

They have a Library where an extensive number of resources are available, which incorporate Cemetery Transcripts, Census Returns, Genealogies, Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals, Obituaries and Passenger Lists.

An on-line catalogue of these documents is available on their site. 

A number of databases are also on-line, including an Obituary Index and an index of items from Chisago Heritage Newsletters and Journals. 

There is also a list of Cemeteries in the Region.


Clay County Historical and Cultural Society

The association has a Library where a comprehensive collection of documents are accessible, including:

  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Newspapers
  • Other archives relating to Clay Co. history
  • Photographs

A partial listing of collections is available on the site, including: 

  • Census Returns
  • Fargo-Moorhead City Directories
  • Marriage and Death Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Plat Books
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • Tax Records

Cottonwood County Historical Society

A large collection of archives is available at their Library, including:

  • Atlases
  • Church Records
  • Documents
  • Genealogies
  • Newspapers
  • Naturalisation Papers

Archives also incorporate:

  • Obituaries
  • Periodicals
  • Plat Books
  • School Records Files and Index
  • Telephone Books

There is also a Library Card Catalogue and a short Cottonwood Co. Timeline is available.


Crow Wing County Genealogical Society

A number of databases are available on the site, including:

  • Cemetery/Burial Transcriptions
  • Census Transcriptions
  • Maps and Place Names

They also have Marriage Transcriptions:

  • Brainerd Dispatch 1883-1895
  • First Methodist Church 1873-1900
  • St Francis Assisi 1852-1870

The association has combined its resources with those held by the Family History Centre and the Library has a large collection of Books, Microfilm and Microfiche.



Crow Wing County Historical Society

There are a number of resources accessible in their Research Library, including:

  • Biographies
  • Books
  • Brainerd City Directories
  • Census Returns
  • Crow Wing Co. Naturalisation Index
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
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