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Genealogy

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.

Fees:
$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
Email: rrstaff@plumcreeklibrary.net

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 http://archive.org/details/historyofredwood01curt

The History of Redwood County, Volume 2 http://books.google.com/books?id=oU40AQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=history+of+redwood+county+minnesota&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0-XHU4-MItWhyATauYJw&ved=0CB4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=history%20of%20redwood%20county%20minnesota&f=false

The History of Renville County, Volume 1
http://archive.org/details/historyofrenvill01curt

The History of Renville County, Volume 2
http://archive.org/details/historyofrenvill02curt

History of the Minnesota Valley, 1882, Edward Neill
http://archive.org/details/cu31924028913022

 

Monuments and Tablets Erected by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society http://books.google.com/books?id=nc51AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA1&dq=Monuments+and+tablets&hl=en&sa=X&ei=L99bT_LvNcWL2AXO5ezgDg&sqi=2&ved=0CEkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Monuments%20and%20tablets&f=false

 

Dakota Conflict Manuscripts from the Minnesota Historical Society
Reel 1:
http://archive.org/details/dakotaconflictof00unse
Reel 2:
http://archive.org/details/dakotaconflictof02unse
Reel 3:
http://archive.org/details/dakotaconflictof03unse
Reel 4: http://archive.org/details/dakotaconflictof04unse

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/

Collections Online:http://greatriversnetwork.org/index.php?brand=cms

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/
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: 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.


Other Sites:

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.

Shtetlseeker: http://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/LocTown.asp
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.

Rootsweb: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
The oldest and largest FREE genealogy website.

 Ancestry.com: http://www.ancestry.com/
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

Redwood Falls
Public Library

509 S Lincoln St
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
507-627-8650
fax 507-627-5004

Hours
Monday - Thursday
10 AM to 8 PM
Friday
10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday
10 AM to 2 PM
(Sept. - May)
Sunday
Closed


Staff

Director
Teri Smith

Children's Librarian
Jill Deinken

Library Clerks
Angela McDougall
Molly Schweinfurter
Ellen Picka
Wayne Junker

Library Assistants 
Kaitlin Schmidt

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