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Interest Groups

Genealogy News

The Chisago County Historical Society hosts a monthly meeting for online genealogists interested in Chisago County.

Links on the Web - at home

Access Genealogy -- Search for genealogy records by state. Cemetery records, state links and much more.
Best of Native American Genealogy -- Search by state.
Chisago County Biographies -- contributed by Tim Stowell, Wilkin County, MN Volunteer Host.
Chisago County Cemeteries - compiled by Kim Beecher Engelhardt
Chisago County Place Index
Chisago County Community Web
Chisago County - National Association of Counties - Thanks to Kathleen Davidson, this link has been updated
Church Microfilms (entire state of Minnesota). Note: alphabetical indexes have been added to both lists (html format only) as of 2/5/2002.  See lower parts of each page.

Ordered by County (text format)    Ordered by Township (text format)
Ordered by County (html format)  Ordered by Township (html format)
Note: There are no links back to this page from these lists.

Compendium of History and Biography of Central and Northern Minnesota (Chicago, Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1904).  As of 8/9/2015, 52 bios of the 114 available for Chisago county have been put online.
Cornernet's Chisago County local resource listings

1855 Territory Census Minnesota Territory

County 2000 Census information -- Find out the population and other statistics regarding any county in the US for the census year 2000
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - US - Minnesota
Free Genealogy Resource Center -- is a new free genealogy resource center that simplifies the search for the best genealogy resources online.
Genealogy WebRings -- click here to learn more about genealogy WebRings.
GenForum's Chisago County query pages
Illinois State Archives -- Statistics and information on veterans, marriage indexes, land tracts, and much more.
Minnesota County WW II Casualties -- Search by county, Honor List of Army and Army Air Corps.
Minnesota Historical Society -- Search for death certificates for people who died between 1908 to 1946.
Minnesota Volunteers in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection -- Debra Graden extracted this database from the book "Minnesota in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection" by Franklin F. Holbrook, M.A., published by the Minnesota War Records Commission, Riverside Press, St. Paul
Park Books Minnesota genealogy- items related to Minnesota genealogy published by Park Books
Park Books Minnesota genealogy research notes - permit searching for on-line copies of resource materials, most of which is long out-of-print.
Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990.
Researcher on Chisago Co. and the Minnesota Historical Society -- New site / resource which also contains links and information about various available genealogical resources
Swedish American Church Records at the Swenson Center.  Contributed by Martin W. Johnson, data entered by Hap Anderson.
Sweet Blue Roses -- World Birth & Death Records.
Sweet Blue Roses -- World genealogy records.
Sweet Blue Roses -- World wedding bells.
US Census Information on Chisago County
1930 National Census hints: By now, we may all be aware of the challenges faced in the 1930 census. Select the State from the drop-down list, then follow the prompts to search your county and find out what EDs are on which films.
Update (5/3/2002): The 1930 Federal Census records for Minnesota are available for viewing at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul.

Links on the Web - from abroad

Sweden Tax-free Shopping - information about Swedish emigration.
SweGGate = Sweden Genealogical Gate -- Your main gate to genealogical research in Sweden.  Member of the WorldGenWeb project as SwedenGenWeb -- information provided by Martin Johnson).
Karlskoga Heritage Society, Sweden - information about people who emigrated from Karlskoga, Sweden.
Falbygden Genealogical Society, Sweden
Genealogy Helplist Sweden -- Click here to see if your Swedish ancestors can be located in some of the resources available through this site.
Gotlands Genvägar - Finally Gotlands Genvägar has got its own domain. This means that our web site address and e-mail address are changing  Monday 11/27/2000. Our new address is:
Our e-mail address is
Best Regards,
Elisabeth Molin and Lotte Jensen
(This is a Swedish site that contains genealogy links as well as other interesting links for Sweden and elsewhere.)


The Pioneer Swedish Settlements and Swedish Lutheran Churches in America 1845-1860 by Eric Norelius. See Chapter 12, "Chisago Lake", p. 255 for land descriptions, letters, and lists of Swedish settlers arriving in the Chisago Lake area before 1855. Found at Minnesota Historical Society, E184.S23 N813 1984.
Pioneers of Chisago County, by Earl Leaf. Excellent book, many family names. Can be found at the Chisago County Historical Society (see below for hours).
Burials in Chisago County by Earl Leaf ($25)
History of Rush City, by Bill Schneider. Excellent book, many family names. (Bill Schneider also has an excellent collection of Rush City Fireman stuff).


Lindstrom Public Library, (651) 257-2817.
Collection of Chisago County News and Chisago County Press newspapers (maybe more).
Many church books and cemetery books for Chisago Co.
Rush City Public Library, (651) 358-3948.
They have a microfilm reader and a collection of microfilm;
County Vital Records (Birth, marriage, death records for Rusheba Township only);
Rush City Post. (no microfilm copier).

Chisago County Historical Societies & Museums

Group Address Contact Phone Hours Notes
Chisago County Historical Society

13100 Third Ave. No. (at Olinda Trail)

Mailing address:

PO Box 146, Lindstrom, MN 55045

Sherry Stirling, County Historical Society Executive Director 651-257-5310 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Microfilm of all early newspapers, census data and some early township records. Collection of family, church, and local histories, cemetery records, etc.
Amador Heritage Center Route 2 Box 191 North Branch, MN 55056 Lynne Strong, Director 651-583-2883 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month 1:30 - 5 p.m. June thru August
Center City Historical Society Box 366, Center City, MN 55012 Bob Porter, President 651-257-5232

Lindstrom Historical Society P.O. Box 12 Lindstrom, MN 55045 Nora Holt, President 651-257-5054

North Chapter Chisago County Historical Society 51245 Fairfield Avenue, Rush City, MN 55609 Carl Heinrich, President 651-358-4525

Center City Heritage Preservation Commission City of Center City Center City, MN 55012 Norma Anderson, City Clerk 651-257-5284

Sunrise Museum Royal Wilcox Community Center, Sunrise MN Charlotte Wilcox

Janice Loger



May 1st to Oct 1st from 12 Noon till 4:30PM on Sunday only or by appointment through Charlotte or Janice anytime
Taylors Falls Historical Society 505 Folsom Street Taylors Falls, MN 55084 Bill Scott 651-465-5535 1 - 4:30 p.m., daily, Memorial day weekend thru October 1

Please send any additional information, updates and/or corrections to: Tim Stowell.

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