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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.
Requests can be accepted via postal mail or email.
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:
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)
Genealogy Page: www.mnhs.org/genealogy/
Family History Overview: www.mnhs.org/genealogy/family/family.htm
Minnesota Birth Certificate Index: people.mnhs.org/bci/
Minnesota Death Certificate Index: people.mnhs.org/dci/
Veterans Graves Index: people.mnhs.org/vgri/
Collections Online: greatriversnetwork.org/index.php?brand=cms
Minnesota State Census Index: people.mnhs.org/census/
Minnesota Place Names: mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm
Minnesota Maps Online: www.mnhs.org/collections/digitalmaps/
Newspaper Collection: sites.mnhs.org/library/content/newspaper-collection
Search the Library: sites.mnhs.org/library/
Research Guides: http://libguides.mnhs.org/
Finding Aids: http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/P1432.xml
Research Services: sites.mnhs.org/library/researchservices
Native American Family History Research @ MHS and the Science Museum:
Dakota Family History: 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: www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/m0559.xml
In Honor Of The People: www.inhonorofthepeople.com
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: mndiscoverycenter.com/research-center/genealogy
Search database: http://www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org/
Minnesota Reflections: reflections.mndigital.org
A Website with over 135,000 images and documents shared by over sixty cultural heritage organizations across the state.
Dalby Database: www.dalbydata.com
Compiled information on southern Minnesota genealogy including cemeteries, Civil War information, obituaries, and much more.
Immigration to New York:
Castle Garden: www.castlegarden.org/searcher.php
Search for passengers entering the Port of New York through Castle Garden form 1820-1913.
Ellis Island: 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: www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
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: www.cyndislist.com
A great starting point, Cyndi’s List is an index of genealogical sources available on the Internet.
Family Search: www.familysearch.org
Family history site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Find A Grave: 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: 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: 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
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 ResourcesRenville County Resources: Renville County Resources
Family History: Family History