These additional resources might help you along your journey into the past.
Other Goodhue County Resources
Goodhue County Courthouse
509 W. 5th Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
(651) 385-3000–information line
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Recorders Office: Marriage records, 1854-1968; Birth and Death records, 1870-present; Land Deeds (available with legal description), 1855-present; Mortgage and Miscellaneous records, 1870-1945
Probate: Probate records, c.1860-present
Auditor: City plat maps (updated editions only)
Copies of records are available for varying fees. The public can research records, and the courthouse staff will answer short research questions.
Goodhue County Abstract Company
433 W. 3rd Street, Suite 100, Red Wing, MN 55066
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Abstracts to platted county land with tract index (lists previous owners). You must have a legal description of the property to locate records (i.e. block/lot, quarter section)
The public can research records. Call ahead if possible.
105 East Fourth Ave, Goodhue, MN 55027
Hours: June 1st – August 30th, Thursday 1-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.
To make an appointment to visit at other times call 923-4629, 923-4870, 923-4302, or 923-5117
314 N Main St, Pine Island, MN
Hours: Closed during winter months. Beginning in March, first Sunday of the month 1-3 p.m., all Mondays, 8-11 a.m.
PO 111: 206 W Mill St Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Resources: Cannon Falls area history and the Cannon Falls Beacon on microfilm.
(507) 263-4080 email: email@example.com
55 East 3rd St Zumbrota, MN 55992
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. or by appointment (507) 732-7333
Visit the website at www.zumbrotahistoricalsociety.org
Resources: Area information and almost every Zumbrota newspaper dating back to 1890 on microfilm.
33923 Highway 61, Frontenac, MN
Contact Friends of Florence Town Hall
Visit the website at friendstownhall.wordpress.com
15235 Norelius Rd, Welch, MN 55089. Located on the Vasa Lutheran Church grounds.
(651) 258-4327 (Church Office)
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Closed Sundays.
Genealogy index to Red Wing newspapers, 1857-1967 (alphabetical name index to birth, death and marriage notices in Red Wing papers)
Red Wing Newspapers, 1857-present
Federal and State censuses for Goodhue County
Dakota Tribal Annuity Rolls, 1849-1935
Directories, phonebooks and plat books, years vary
General Goodhue County references
The public can research records. A microfilm reader/printer is available.
Red Wing City Hall
315 West Fourth Street, Red Wing, MN 55066
Cemetery records for city-owned Burnside and Oakwood Cemeteries.
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Genealogical general reference books and aids
Area books and information
Software put out by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (U.S. 1880 census, Pedigree Resource File, Ancestral file, IGI, etc.)
Access to over 2 million records on microfilm/microfiche from main FHL in Salt Lake City.
Services: Internet access and free Ancestry subscription; capability to order microfilm on short term loan; ongoing classes on genealogy.
Hours: Monday & Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cannon Falls Beacon, 1874 – present on microfilm
Cannon Falls Beacon index for birth, death, and marriage notices, 1876-1992
Select church and cemetery records
Federal and State censuses for Goodhue and Dakota Counties
1870 census index
LDS Family Search Computer Program
Naturalization records for Goodhue and Dakota Counties
County histories and select family histories
A microfilm printer/reader is available.
100 W. Ave, Zumbrota, MN 55992
(507) 732-5211 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Closed Sunday
Resources: See Local History Guide on Zumbrota Library website
115 3rd Street SE, Pine Island, MN 55963
Hours: Monday & Friday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Closed Sunday
Hours: Monday & Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Closed Sunday