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Minnesota County History Name Index

Name index for histories of eight south eastern counties of Minnesota


Throughout the state's storied history, the majority of Minnesota's residents have lived in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. This database is a name index of eleven county histories and plat books for the area immediately south of St. Paul. These books were published between 1860 and 1910. Researchers will find the name of county resident, the book in which the person's name appears, and the page number. Where information is available, town of residence is also given. Compiled by John Dalby and listing almost 80,000 persons, this is a valuable addition to the Ancestry.com online library.

Extended Description

Dakota, Dodge, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, and Winona counties are covered in this collection.

The following is a list of the books covered in this index:

History of Rice County, 1882

History of Rice and Steele Counties, Vols. I & II, 1910

History of Dakota County, 1910

History of Goodhue County, 1878

Rice County Plat, 1860

Rice County Plat, 1900

Dakota County Plat, 1896

Goodhue County Plat, 1877 (incomplete)

Le Sueur County Plat, 1898

Dodge County Plat, 1905

History of Olmsted, Winona, and Dodge Counties, 1884

History of Nicollet and Le Sueur Counties, Vol. I, 1916

Rice County Military Personnel, 1995

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 •  Minnesota, 1870  Promotional literature for the state of Minnesota including pictures and maps in 1870
 •  Frank Moore, Reminiscences of St. Paul, Minnesota  Reminiscences of Pioneer Days in St. Paul from the perspective of a newspaper writer.
 •  E. S. Seymour, Sketches of Minnesota  Collection of sketches describing Minnesota as the "New England of the West."
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 •  Minnie Carrigan, Captured by the Indians  Recollections by a Minnesota pioneer of capture by Indians

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