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Research

Our staff is available during open hours to answer questions and assist you in our Research Library. Any inquiries or appointments to use the library can be sent to Sandy Johnson using staff@meekercomuseum.org

Examples of Available Research

Biographies: Newspaper clippings, family histories, obituaries and several other documents have been collected by or donated to the Meeker County Museum. We can help you learn more about a specific person or groups of people.

 

Books: Meeker County Histories, area histories, cemetery records, Meeker County School records (including annuals), and over 200 publications on the Civil War.

 

Churches: Various anniversary booklets, histories and information on early members, and some photos.

 

G.A.R: Records of Civil War Veterans, Civil war writings.

 

Maps: Maps and plats beginning in 1874

Military Records: Minnesota Military roster through WWI.

 

Newspapers: A majority of local Meeker County newspapers dating back to 1870.

Obituaries: An index to help find over 27,500 obituaries of Meeker County Residents.

 

Oral Histories: Interviews with local residents describing the early days in Meeker County.

 

Photographs: Large collection of photographs, some still needing identification.