Additional Resources

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
(651) 388-8891

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.

Goodhue Area Historical Society

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

Pine Island Area Historical Society

314 N Main St, Pine Island, MN

(507) 356-2802

Hours: Closed during winter months. Beginning in March, first Sunday of the month 1-3 p.m., all Mondays, 8-11 a.m.

Cannon Falls Area Historical Society and Museum

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:

Zumbrota Area Historical Society

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

Resources: Area information and almost every Zumbrota newspaper dating back to 1890 on microfilm.

Florence Township Town Hall Museum

33923 Highway 61, Frontenac, MN

Contact Friends of Florence Town Hall

Visit the website at

Vasa Museum and Vasa House

15235 Norelius Rd, Welch, MN 55089.  Located on the Vasa Lutheran Church grounds.

(651) 258-4327  (Church Office)

Red Wing Public Library
225 East Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066
(651) 385-3645 email:

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
(651) 385-3600

Cemetery records for city-owned Burnside and Oakwood Cemeteries.

Hiawatha Valley Genealogy Society

Meets the second Tuesday of the month     10:00 a.m. at the Historical Society 

Cannon Falls Library
306 W. Mill Street, Cannon Falls, MN 55009
(507) 263-2804 e-mail:

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.

Zumbrota Library

100 W. Ave, Zumbrota, MN 55992

(507) 732-5211 e-mail:

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

Van Horn Public Library – Pine Island

115 3rd Street SE, Pine Island, MN 55963

(507) 356-8558

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

Lake City Public Library

(651) 345-4013

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

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