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Our Genealogy collection includes materials on Redwood and Renville Counties,
the city of Redwood Falls and other communities within Redwood County, as well
as local resources for Native American Genealogy. Our microfilm collection
includes all available films for newspapers published in Redwood Falls. We also
have several rolls of local census reports for both Redwood and Renville counties.
We encourage you to stop by the Redwood Falls Public Library to do
research. Both microfilm copies and photocopies are 20¢ per page. If
you are unable to visit the Library to do your own research, Staff can
search for a specific event with a specific date for a fee. Our
newspaper collection is not indexed and we do not have the resources to
search through a broad range of dates.
$5.00 for one request
$10.00 for a half hour of research
$20.00 for one hour of research (with a limit of one hour maximum research)
Requests can be accepted via postal mail or email.
Mailing address: 509 South Lincoln Street, Redwood Falls MN 56283
include a self-addressed stamped envelope when possible and mark your
correspondence with “Genealogy and Local History”. You may wish to use
our Genealogy and Local History Request Form with your submission.
Resources available at the Redwood Falls Public Library:
Recommended additional resources:
Redwood Falls Booklet circa 1900 (7.4 MB, this could take some time to load depending on your download speed)
Memorial To The Lot Owners of Redwood Falls Cemetary, Redwood Falls, Minnesota 1925 (4.31 MB, this could take some time to load depending on your download speed)
Family Group Record
History of Redwood County, Volume 1
History of Redwood County, Volume 2
History of Renville County, Volume 1
History of Renville County, Volume 2
of the Minnesota Valley, 1882, Edward Neill
and Tablets Erected by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society
Conflict Manuscripts from the Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Historical Society Links:
Genealogy Page: http://www.mnhs.org/genealogy/
Family History Overview: http://libguides.mnhs.org/familyoverview
Minnesota Birth Certificate Index: http://people.mnhs.org/bci/
Minnesota Death Certificate Index: http://people.mnhs.org/dci/
Veterans Graves Index: http://people.mnhs.org/census/
Minnesota State Census Index: http://people.mnhs.org/census/
Minnesota Place Names:http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm
Minnesota Maps Online:http://collections.mnhs.org/maps/
Newspaper Collection: http://sites.mnhs.org/library/content/newspaper-collection
Search the Library: http://sites.mnhs.org/library/
Research Guides: http://libguides.mnhs.org/
Finding Aids: http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/P1432.xml
Research Services: http://sites.mnhs.org/library/researchservices
Native American Family History Research @ MHS and the Science Museum:
Dakota Family History: http://www.mnhs.org/genealogy/dakotafamily/
Resources for researching Dakota Family History: http://www.mnhs.org/genealogy/dakotafamily/otherresources.php
Ojibwe Family History: http://libguides.mnhs.org/ojibwefh
Overview of the collection of the United States Office of Indian Affairs at the Minnesota Historical Society: http://www2.mnhs.org/library/findaids/m0559.xml
In Honor Of The People: http://www.inhonorofthepeople.org/
A Minnesota based site compiling information, photos and materials from the Bishop Whipple collection on American Indians.
Other Minnesota Research Sites:
Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS): https://www.moms.mn.gov/
Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS) is an online service designed
for the general public to search and locate official marriage
information and to be directed to the county which holds the custodial
marriage record. A great source for genealogists!
Minnesota Discovery Center:
Minnesota Discovery Center (Iron Range Research Center) has indexed
Naturalization Records and the 1918 Alien Registration records for the
ENTIRE state of Minnesota. Free search of their database gives you the
reel and page number if you have access to the microfilm, or copies are
available for a fee. They also have many other records indexed.
Genealogy page: http://www.mndiscoverycenter.com/research-center/genealogy/
Search database: http://www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org/
Minnesota Reflections: http://reflections.mndigital.org/
A Website with over 135,000 images and documents shared by over sixty cultural heritage organizations across the state.
Dalby Database: http://www.dalbydata.com/user.php?action=cemsearch
Compiled information on southern Minnesota genealogy including cemeteries, Civil War information, obituaries, and much more.
Immigration to New York:
Castle Garden: http://www.castlegarden.org/searcher.php
Search for passengers entering the Port of New York through Castle Garden form 1820-1913.
Ellis Island: http://www.ellisisland.org/search/passSearch.asp?
Search for passengers entering the Port of New York through Ellis Island from 1892-1924.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp
Information on over 6 million soldiers who served during the Civil War.
A great site that allows you to search for European towns and villages.
Cyndi's List: http://www.cyndislist.com/
A great starting point, Cyndi’s List is an index of genealogical sources available on the Internet.
Family Search: https://familysearch.org/
Family history site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Find A Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.
Death Indexes: http://www.deathindexes.com/
This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county.
U.S. GenWeb Project: http://www.usgenweb.org/
A volunteer-based project providing free websites for genealogical research in every country and every state of the U.S.
The oldest and largest FREE genealogy website.
The world’s largest online family history collection that requires membership to view resources.
Use the following link to access our Library Edition Ancestry Library subscription: www.ancestrylibrary.com
Other Available Resources:
Genealogy Websites: Genealogy Websites
U.S. - Dakota War Resources: U.S. Dakota War Resources
Other Minnesota Research Sites: Other Minnesota Research Sites
Redwood County Resources: Redwood County Resources
Renville County Resources: Renville County Resources
Family History: Family History