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Images of the 1860 Census of Waseca Co, MN

      Check out the Waseca County Historical Society's pages. They now have a probate index online as well as the death index. They are working on an 1885 state census index . Please consider supporting their efforts.

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If you have Waseca County or other Minnesota resources you would like to share, please email Kathy Hines, the Waseca GenWeb Coordinator, to add your name to the list below.  If you are requesting lookups please limit your request to two individuals, per resource, per request.

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The History of Janesville 1856-1956
Janesville Centennial June 24, 25, 26, 1956

Janesville's 125th Anniversary June 19-20-21, 1981
The History of Janesville 1956-1981

Jayne Staley <gizmo@rea-alp.com>

The Dalby Database - *some* of the Dalby resources

Over 263,000 names and data of burials in 59 cemeteries in Rice, 49 in Steele, 51 in Le Sueur, 81 in Goodhue, 14 in Scott, 19 in Dodge,34 in Waseca, 51 in Dakota, 45 in Olmsted, 1 in Blue Earth County and 67 homestead burials. This file is updated daily from obits from 16 different newspapers.

Names and data on presidents and first ladies of the United States. 26,000 names and

data of Civil War Vets that mustered in the State of Minnesota.

Rice County Census 1900. 1,480 names. (not complete)

Rice County Census 1910. 25,547 names.

Church records. 11 Norweigan & 1 Swedish area churchs. Over 6000 entries

John & Jan Dalby <jdalby@clear.lakes.com>

Vista 76: Description: History of Otisco Twp with stories about the families and short genealogies.

Waseca County, Landowners of Record - 1879 - with plat maps and listing of landowners.

JoLeen  <Jrandolph4@aol.com>

History of Steele and Waseca Counties, Minnesota: An Album of History and Biography

Description: "Embracing Sketches of the Villages, Cities and  Townships; Educational, Civil, Military and Political History;  Portraits of Prominent Citizens, and Biographies of Old Settlers  and Representative Men."  Union Publishing Company,  Chicago, 1887.

Waseca County, Landowners of Record -1879

Description: Indexed list of landowners and plat maps for each  Waseca Township for the year 1879.  Compiled by Donna M.  Fostveit.  A Special Project In Commemoration of the 125th  Anniversary of Waseca County, Minnesota. Waseca County  Historical Society, 1982.   

Krista Ottino <unavailable>

"History of Steele & Waseca Counties" MN., publ 1887. (Waseca Co, only)

"Child's History of Waseca Co." MN, publ 1905.

"Frontier Directory," Waseca Co.,MN Names, addresses, phone nos., 1990

I have extensive computer data base (PAF) of Waseca County families, from immigrants in 1850's, and prior, as follows: Gr-Gr-parents; DOYLE, McCORMICK, McDONOUGH, McTEIGUE (TIGHE, TIGUE), COURTNEY, BYRNE, LYNCH, SHERIDAN. Also, collateral families: ANDERSON, BYRON, CONVEY, CONWAY, FOX (FUCHS), GOSSMAN, McCOY, MUNSCH, QUERNA, ROOT, RYAN, SUNDE, WELLER, WINEGAR, YERHOT, and many more collateral lines. Willing to exchange information.

Waseca County in the World War I.   Published May 1919, by The Journal Radical, Waseca , MN  by Wm A. Clement, Publ. and James L. Markham, Managing Editor, my grand uncle. 656 Soldiers, Sailors and Marines,  with short service history, father listed in most cases, and city of residence.   And photos which I can't reproduce. 


Tom Doyle  <taddoyle@comcast.net>


I will be using the resources at the Waseca Co. Historical Society. I live in Waseca and am a member of the Waseca Area Genealogical Society.

Karen Lechner<showoffs@ic.waseca.mn.us>



Homepage: Waseca County Historical Society

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My name is Kathy Hines and I have volunteered as coordinator for Carver County. If you would like to contribute your information to this site, please contact me.

If you would like to host one or more of the available Minnesota counties, please contact, Jackie Hufschmid, the Minnesota coordinator.

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