Research Library

The Brown County Historical Society’s research library is the third largest research center in the state of Minnesota. We concern our efforts in preserving history that pertain exclusively to Brown County. Our records and files include:

Birth Records
Death Records
Cemetery Records
Marriage Records
Naturalization Records
Church Records
Tax Records
Early Probate Records

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

Brown County Newspapers:

New Ulm
Sleepy Eye

Research Library Charges:

Visiting the Research Library in Person:
$7.00 admission charge which includes admission into the museum exhibits. (Visits to the Research Library are free with membership.)
Requests for Research: $20.00 fee for answering research letters with a limit of 1 hour of research per letter.
Copies – 25 cents per page  //  Photos quality printed – $4.00 per page

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.

If you have any questions about the research library information, please contact our Research Librarian, Darla, at: 

Depredation Claims Resulting From the U. S. – Dakota War of 1862

U.S.-DAKOTA WAR OF 1862 : These files are available for downloading and viewing. Please check back as we continue to compile claims.

Claims in Alphabetical Order

Claims in Numerical Order

U.S.-DAKOTA WAR OF 1862 : This file is available for downloading and viewing. Please check back as we continue to compile information.

Index to Ancillary_Information

How to Read the Index

A portion of the research and compilation of these Depredation Claims was made possible by a Legacy grant.

U.S. – Dakota War of 1862 bibliography,

selected and organized by Dr. John Isch, Professor Emeritus, for the BCHS. This is a great resource to utilize to help find more books and articles regarding the war, to help elevate and educate. It can be downloaded HERE