Research Library


The Brown County Historical Society has one of the largest archives in the State of Minnesota.  It contains material on the history of Brown County and the surrounding area.  Larger collections include history on the Dakota War of 1862, WWI, Wanda Gag, Milling and Brewing, Turner Organizations and Sons of Hermann Lodges. The BCHS records and files include:

Birth Records
Cemetery Indexes
Cemetery Records
Church Records
Death Records
Marriage Records
Naturalization Records
Obituary Indexes
Tax Records

Family Files
Business Files
Historical Files
Plat Books
Phone Books
City Directories
Reference Books

Brown County Newspapers:
New Ulm
Sleepy Eye

Search Our Online Archives Index

We have changed and updated the way we use our online research database. It will be growing and evolving over time. You can start your online search HERE.

If you are traveling from out of town, perhaps consider calling 507.233.2616 just to be sure that someone is in the library to assist you. You can also check out our online research database HERE.