TYPES OF FAMILY HISTORY RESOURCES

Works Projects Administration (WPA) Resources

Federal Writers' Project

Historical Records Survey

  • Cemeteries
    • Minnesota: see the Manuscripts Notebooks (BC8.1 .W956, boxes 306-310, 324). There are no cemetery listings for Mille Lacs, Nobles, Rock, Stevens, or Watonwan counties. Note: BC8.1 .W956 is available for use, but is not listed in the library catalog.
    • Other states
  • Churches
    • Directory of Churches and Religious
      Organizations in …
    • Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in …
    • Inventory of the Church Archives of …
      • Minnesota: see the Manuscripts Notebooks (BC8.1 .W956, boxes 285-305). Note: BC8.1 .W956 is available for use, but is not listed in the library catalog.
      • Other states
  • City, Town, Village Records
    • Inventory of the Municipal Archives of …
      • Minnesota: see the Manuscripts Notebooks (BC8.1 .W956, boxes 270-275). Note: BC8.1 .W956 is available for use, but is not listed in the library catalog.
      • Other states
    • Inventory of Duluth city offices
    • Public records inventory (inventory cards for cities and for villages starting with H-Z; A-G are missing; also inventory cards for birth and death records in villages)
    • Surveys of St. Paul (including a set of census tract maps for 1938)
  • County Records
    • Inventory of the County Archives of …
      • Minnesota. Inventories were published for only 43 counties; the remaining counties have unpublished manuscript versions: see the Manuscripts Notebooks (BC8.1 .W956, boxes 232-265). The unpublished manuscript survey materials also contain extracts from Board of County Commissioners' minutes for some counties. Note: BC8.1 .W956 is available for use, but is not listed in the library catalog.
      • Other states
    • Files of Oscar Dickson (extracts from county records from Pine, Isanti, and Chisago counties)
  • Federal Archives
  • Manuscripts
  • Newspapers
  • Organizations
    • Minnesota: see the Manuscripts Notebooks (BC8.1 .W956, boxes 283-284). Note: BC8.1 .W956 is available for use, but is not listed in the library catalog.
  • School Districts
  • State Archives
    • Inventory of the State Archives of …
    • Employees Files, 1930-1939, for persons employed by the Road Inventory Section of the Minnesota Dept. of Highways, Planning and Programming Division, for WPA projects
  • Township Records
    • Minnesota: see the Manuscripts Notebooks (BC8.1 .W956, boxes 266-270). Note: BC8.1 .W956 is available for use, but is not listed in the library catalog.
    • Public records inventory (inventory cards for birth and death records in townships)
  • Vital Statistics Records

Historic Sites Survey

  • Minnesota: see the Manuscripts Notebooks (BC8.1 .W956, boxes 311-312, 322-323). Note: BC8.1 .W956 is available for use, but is not listed in the library catalog.

Historic Buildings Survey

  • Minnesota: see the Manuscripts Notebooks (BC8.1 .W956, boxes 313-316, 323-324). Note: BC8.1 .W956 is available for use, but is not listed in the library catalog.

Historical Markers and Monuments Survey

  • Minnesota: see the Manuscripts Notebooks (both BC8.1 .W956, boxes 316-322 and P308). Note: Both BC8.1 .W956 and P308 are available for use, but are not listed in the library catalog.