Resources > Genealogy

MN Historical Society-Genealogy – Search MN birth, death, census, and immigration records.

Ancestry Library – Includes the United States census; military, court, land, probate, marriage, and church records; passenger lists; and more. Available at library computers only.

HeritageQuest Online – Includes the United States census, digitized family and local history books, PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) of genealogy and local history periodicals, Revolutionary War and Freedman’s Bank (African Americans) records, and more.

Newspaper Archive – Access newspaper articles from throughout the United States and the world, with a focus on historical newspapers for research and genealogy. All are full page and fully searchable. The Austin Daily Herald is covered from 1896 to 1977. Available at library computers only.

Family Search – Discover your place in history with Family Tree, an easy way to preserve your genealogy online. See what others have contributed, and share your family story.

Find-a-Grave – Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one's memorial.  Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.

ANC Explorer - Enables families, visitors and the public to locate gravesites, events or other points of interest throughout the Arlington National Cemetery; view front-and-back headstone photos and points of interest; and receive directions to these locations. The latest version also includes self-guided tours, easy access to general information, and provides the ability to save searched burial records to a mobile device.

Rick Crume's Genealogy Links – Rick has been a Legacy Program speaker throughout libraries in our SELCO region.

Genealogy Resource Guide – There are many different sources for obtaining genealogical records and it’s important to cast a wide net in order to get the best results. Here are some ways for you to start your search. 

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