St Louis County, Minnesota

This Site is part of
MNGenWeb Project & The USGenWeb Project

Thank you for visiting the St. Louis County portion of the MNGenWeb.
I do not live in Minnesota, but have roots deep in her soil.
I will do my best to find resources and answer questions and perhaps
help locate that missing piece of your 'Ancestral Pie'
Contact: Martha

Table of Contents
History ~ Biographies ~ Maps ~ 'What's New' ~ Lookups
Vital Records ~ Obituaries ~ Cemeteries
Military ~ FS Historical Images ~ Naturalization ~ Crime and Punishment ~ Odds

Military ~ FS Historical Images ~ Naturalization ~ Crime and Punishment ~ Odds

Military Records
One Minnesota Revolutionary War Hero:
Stephen Taylor
War of 1812 Pensioners in Minnesota, 1883
Minnesota in the Civil War
Reports of Civil War [Union Army] Generals
Military data gleaned: Old St Louis Files ~ Military Museum


MINNESOTA 1st Cavalry [Mounted Rangers] 2nd Cavalry Col. Brackett's Battalion,
Cavalry Hatch's Independent Battalion, Cavalry 1st Heavy Artillery 1st-3rd Independent Battery,
Light Artillery 1st-3rd Infantry (NARA Series M594, Roll 90) [LDS Film 1488542]
Log In, Search, Catalog, Enter Film # in Fiche/Film Slot

"What's New"
Civil War Veteran Burial Listings
Vol X
Sherman Lee Pompey
Covering Men In Regiments From Minnesota

"Alphabetical Index To Places of Interment Of Deceased Union Soldiers
in the Various States & Territories"

As Specified in Rolls of Honor, Nos I - XIII
Being those issued from the Quartermaster General's Office
Between June 15 1865 and August 27 1867
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1868

Union Soldiers Buried at Andersonville, 1866
The Book is arranged alphabetically by State and is fully searchable.
There are also Army & Navy Burial Lists at the end of the State Lists.

Military Forts in Minnesota
Military Land Warrants in MN 1854-1863
Military & Minnesota Territory


Naturalization Indexes

The following indexes are to be used as a guide only. You must write or visit the US District Court in Duluth MN to obtain the accession number that is needed to obtain a copy of the actual naturalization documents housed in Chicago, IL. The US District Court does not have the naturalization records available for the following index.

US District Court

417 Federal Bldg 515 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Contact the court for Costs
Please include all the information listed in the index about your ancestor,
this will make searching faster.
The Iron Range Research Center has an index which can be found here
Family Search Naturalization Index

See the Section below,
There are a lot of Naturalization Records in the Historical Images

Family Search: Historical Images

The following will help you get a handle on information that could be of value to your search for Family data.
This Chart will be a decent guide.
To access the Historical Images, log into your FS Account: Click on Search,
then at the top of the page: Historical Images:
You can begin with the search, but if you get lost or cannot figure it all out, use the linked chart and plug in the DGS Film number of interest from the Chart in the 'Fiche-Film' slot.

Types of Records:

Biographies, History, Naturalization, Military, Obituaries, Vital Records

Most of the Digital Films have indexes.
If there is no index, investigate to determine if the records were filmed in Chronological Order as many times they are.

Naturalization Records: "Old St Louis Files"
Index ~ Notes
According to the old file, the District Court does not have the files.
I cannot find these files anywhere. Supposedly they are available in the Duluth Public Library.

Odds & Ends
>>>What's New<<<
Book Assortment: Crime, Biography, Medical
There are  download links for & Google E Book Items

"The Physicians and Surgeons of the United States"
Edited By:
William B Atkinson, M D: Author of "Hints in the Obstertic Procedure," etc...
Philadelphia: Charles Robson, 1878
There are three Indexes, "Alpha", "Local" & "Analytical" The two most useful are Alpha and Local

The Indexes are Here

The Book can be read online or downloaded.

Woman's Who's Who of America"
A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada
1914-1915: John William Leonard, Editor-in-Chief
New York: The American Commonwealth Company
There is no Alpha Index, instead the Authors saw fit to make one that is titled: "Her Married Name".
There is an Addenda - Corrections set of pages.
The Bios are listed Alphabetically.
The Addenda and 'Married Name'
The book can be read online or downloaded

Men of America"
A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries
Edited By: John W Leonard
L R Hamersly & Company
One West Thirty Fourth Street, New York city: 1908
There is no TOC or Index ~ Entries are Alphabetical :
Google Books: Read Online or Download

Men and Women of America"
A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries
L R Hamersly & Company
One West Thirty Fourth Street, New York city: 1910
Copyright 1909 By
L R Hamersly & Company, New York
There is no TOC or Index ~ Entries are Alphabetical
Read Online or Download

The American Bar"
The Professional Directoy of
Lawyers of the World
Sarah Livermore: Editor
Sixty-Second Annual Edition: 1980
Published by:
Reginald Bishop Forster & Associates, Inc
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Please use this link for Index and Split Sections

Professional Criminals of America"
Thomas Byrnes
Inspector of Police and Chief of Detectives: New York City
Cassell & Company, Limited
739 & 741 Broadway, New York
Copyright, 1886 By Thomas Brynes
Index and Sections are Here

Read Online or Download [FS]

A new Archive Service: Archive-It
Here is a new way to search MN Digital Newspapers
Please use this Link

"Crime & Punishment"

Minnesota Public Criminal History ~ Search

Prison Records: Family Search Films - Please use this link for a Chart with film Numbers
Prison Records can be found in the FS Catalog, but they take a bit of tweaking to
find them.

Please use this link for Prison Records that can be found on Family Search: Google Drive Link with Folders
The links include Film Numbers Listed Below

LDS Films: 956170 Records of Yuma territorial prison, 1884-1910 [Search]
978903: San Quentin Records
Records of the Dead in Federal Prisons - Index
978907: Folsom Prison

Family Search: Prison Record Databases: Chart with Database Names and Dates

Miscellaneous [Tim Stowell]
Duluth Public Library [Biography File] ~ Genealogy Trails
Polish Names in the 1875, 1885 Minnesota State Census, and more [Reformatted]
Duluth 1949 Telephone Book: converted to Linked & Searchable pdf.

Links to each page are on the web page

Minnesota was home to many people from foreign lands.
The Polish Links Page is updated. Miscellaneous Polish Resources:
Reformatted to linked & searchable pdf


Churches & Church Records, Lodges & Schools

There was some interesting Church pages found in the
old St Louis Web Files.
They have been combined and can he found here.

Minnesota Church Records:
Family Search has an impressive collection of Church Records
in their Catalog: A Search produces this List

Swedish Mission Church 1899 - Duluth, MN
Choir Member Photos

Records & Links Below: Old St Louis County Files
Miscellaneous Lodge Information

School Indexes ~ An eclectic assortment
The School Files have been reformatted to searchable pdf's
Denfield Highschool: Classes 1922 - 1979
Duluth Highschool: 1897 - 1949
State Teachers College: 1938 - 1941
Gilbert Highschool: 1936
The other portion of School Indexes were combined and converted to a pdf. has State Normal School Records [Link for Duluth Schools]
The above are interesting and include students.


Have folks in other States?
Need a New Place to Search?
Try: Reclaim the Records and "Ancestral Findings"

"The Fine Print"

County Coordinator: Martha A C Graham
State Coordinator: Tim Stowell

Assistant State Coordinator: Karen De Groote
For information about adopting a Minnesota County, please contact Tim

All materials, images, sounds and data contained herein are not to be copied or downloaded for purposes of duplication, distribution or publishing without the express written permission of the St Louis County Coordinator.
All data will stay with the MNGenWeb Project when and if the Coordinator resigns: Future contributions or donations will be returned to the Submitter upon request. Although believed to be correct as presented, any corrections, changes or additions or invalid links should be brought to the attention of the Webmaster.
Site Updated: 16 May 2024
Online Continuously since 1997
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