On Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day), Hennepin County libraries are closed.
Available only in a library. Census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage, and military records, family and local history collections, newspapers and directories. Best viewed using Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.
Category: Genealogy and local history
Fire insurance maps for Minnesota counties and cities from 1867-1970.
Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.
Original historical documents including U.S. military records, newspapers, images, city directories, naturalization documents, personal histories, and more.
Category: Genealogy and local history, History and biography
Records of Colonial and Revolutionary U.S., Immigration, Royal and Noble families, Native American tribes, and New England. Includes information on getting started and essential research tips.
American local history books, primary sources, family histories, images, and finding aids. Goes back to the late 1700's.
Digitized images of the Minneapolis City Directory, 1859-1922. Contains historic information about local businesses, former residents, and their occupations.
Developed and maintained by Hennepin County Library staff.
Full-page images from original Minneapolis newspapers, available to search or browse via Minnesota Historical Society's Digital Newspaper Hub. Begins in 1867 with the Minneapolis Daily Tribune and ends in 1922 with the Minneapolis Morning Tribune.
Funded by the State of Minnesota.
Category: Genealogy and local history, History and biography, Newspapers
Images, maps and documents from more than 150 cultural heritage organizations, including Hennepin County Library's Special Collections.
Full-text articles from Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper, including Minneapolis Star and Tribune and all three local editions: Minneapolis, Metro, and St. Paul.
Category: Genealogy and local history, Newspapers