282Research Fees

• 10% Discount off all fees for Members

• Stearns County birth and death records Information: $15 per individual name search. 

• Stearns County marriage for one bridal couple, $15. 

  Available: month and year from 1856-1900, full date and location from 1916-1979.

• Minnesota Civil War Records: $15 per name search. 

• Stearns County Naturalization Records Request:  one individual, first and second papers, $15.

• Obituary Request: up to two individuals in up to  two newspapers, $15.

• Other: Minnesota Alien Registration: $15.


County Resources

 

Weekly newspapers published in Stearns County are on microfilm up to 2008. 

St. Cloud Times, 1864 to present on microfilm;  subject (1928-2008) and obituary indexes (1887 - present). 

Naturalization papers for Stearns County on microfilm from 1853-1954.

Census records for Stearns County 1857, 1860, 1865, 1870 (indexed), 1875, 1880, 1885, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 on microfilm.

First property transfers by federal government in central Minnesota by tract description on microfilm.

Interactive index: “Luxembourg Immigrants to Stearns County, MN And Vicinity.”

“Minnesota In The Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865 Index to Roster of Soldiers” on microfilm.

Plat maps and books of Stearns County from 1880 to present day.

St. Cloud Directories, 1888 - 2008; 1998-2008 includes surrounding areas.

Town and parish histories.

Regional school annuals.

20,000 family history vertical files.

1,900 oral histories, indexed by subject with over 1,800 transcribed.

Miscellaneous church records.

Vertical files on local institutions, businesses, clubs, sports, transportation, etc.

Photo collections, library and archives: 22,000.

Myron Hall photo collection: 273,000.

Studio portraits: 175,000.

Slides: 1,500

Marriage Indexes 1855 - 1900 and 1904 - 1980.

Marriage Record books June 1916-June 1979.

Death Indexes 1917-1964.

Death Record books 1946-1982.

Stearns County License Center access online in Research Center. Birth Records 1870 - 1934, Death Records 1870 - 1996.

Beyond the County

 

Ancestry.com

Minneapolis Irish Standard Newspaper 1886-1920.

Luxemburg Gazette, Dubuque, Iowa, 1871-1918, indexed.

Printout of all Luxembourg households 1880, 1930 & 1984.

Meyers Ort. German Empire Gazetteer, 1912.

Austro-Hungarian Empire Gazetteer, 1845.

Detailed maps of Germany & Luxembourg.

Germans to America ship passenger lists 1840 - 1897.

The Famine Immigrants, 1846 - 1851.

Westphalian Emigrants - Muenster, 1802-1850 indexed.

Westphalian Emigrants - Minden, 1816-1900, indexed.

Jos. Mergen’s Trier Emigrants, Volumes 1- 8. 

Saarland Emigrants, indexed.

Advanced Requests 

 

• Newspaper article request: one individual, one date,    up to two different papers, $15.

• St. Cloud City Directory: one individual or family, $15 per   one-half hour.

• Stearns County Census Search Request:         Territorial, State, and Federal: one individual or family,    $15 per one-half hour.

• In-depth Research Request:  Anything not otherwise    specified, $15 per one-half hour.

 


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Stearns History Museum • 235-33rd Avenue South • St. Cloud, MN  56301   

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