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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

Please 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)

Ancestral Chart

Family Group Record

The History of Redwood County, Volume 1

The History of Redwood County, Volume 2

The History of Renville County, Volume 1

The History of Renville County, Volume 2

History of the Minnesota Valley, 1882, Edward Neill


Monuments and Tablets Erected by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society


Dakota Conflict Manuscripts from the Minnesota Historical Society
Reel 1:
Reel 2:
Reel 3:
Reel 4:

Minnesota Historical Society Links:

Genealogy Page:

Family History Overview:

Minnesota Birth Certificate Index:

Minnesota Death Certificate Index:

Veterans Graves Index:

Collections Online:

Minnesota State Census Index:

Minnesota Place Names:

Minnesota Maps Online:

Newspaper Collection:

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Research Guides:

Finding Aids:

Research Services:


Native American Family History Research @ MHS and the Science Museum:

 Dakota Family History:

Resources for researching Dakota Family History:

Ojibwe Family History:

Overview of the collection of the United States Office of Indian Affairs at the Minnesota Historical Society:

In Honor Of The People:
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):
The 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:
The 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:

Search database:

Minnesota Reflections:
A Website with over 135,000 images and documents shared by over sixty cultural heritage organizations across the state.

Dalby Database:
Compiled information on southern Minnesota genealogy including cemeteries, Civil War information, obituaries, and much more.

Immigration to New York:

Castle Garden:
Search for passengers entering the Port of New York through Castle Garden form 1820-1913.

 Ellis Island:
Search for passengers entering the Port of New York through Ellis Island from 1892-1924.

Other Sites:

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System:
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:
A great starting point, Cyndi’s List is an index of genealogical sources available on the Internet.

Family Search:
Family history site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Find A Grave:
Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.

Death Indexes:
This website is a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county.

U.S. GenWeb Project:
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:

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

Redwood Falls
Public Library

509 S Lincoln St
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
fax 507-627-5004

Monday - Thursday
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10 AM to 5 PM
10 AM to 2 PM
(Sept. - May)


Teri Smith

Children's Librarian
Jill Deinken

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Angela McDougall
Molly Schweinfurter
Ellen Picka
Wayne Junker

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