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 County and southern Renville County. We also
have several rolls of local census reports for both Redwood and Renville counties.
encourage you to stop by the Redwood Falls Public Library to do
research. Both microfilm copies and photocopies are 25¢, plus tax, 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.
October Genealogy Workshops
October 14th: Beginner's Session
October 21st: Online Genealogy Minnesota
October 28th: Online Genealogy U.S. & Europe
All sessions run from 9 - 11 a.m. at the library.
Please register at the front circulation desk.
Research Road Trip to the MN History Center
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
us for this day long research trip to the Gale Family Library at the
Minnesota History Center. Register with Molly at the front desk.
2015 Preservation Celebration!
Saturday, November 21, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
9:00: Molly Huber, Minnesota Reflections Digital Images
10:00: David Engen and Robert Jersak, Oral Histories
Lunch on your own
1:00: Candace Simar and Angela Foster, Farm Girls- a collection of poems and essays recalling their days of growing
up on a farm.
Please join us for this exciting day of historical preservation!
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 Hisotry 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:
Minnesota Historical Society
Other Minnesota 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
Iron Range Reasearch Center
The Minnesota Discovery Center and the Iron Range Research Center
haveindexed 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 man y
A Website with over 210,000 images and documents shared by over sixty
cultural heritage organizations across the state.
Compiled information on southern Minnesota genealogy including
cemeteries, Civil War information, obituaries, and much more.
Native American Family History Research @ MHS and the Science Museum:
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.
Immigration to New York:
Search for passengers entering the Port of New York through Castle Garden form 1820-1913.
Search for passengers entering the Port of New York through Ellis Island from 1892-1924.
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.
A great starting point, Cyndi’s List is an index of genealogical sources available on the Internet.
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.
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: www.ancestrylibrary.com