P.O. Box 146
Lindstrom, MN 55045
Browse the indices of our
library resource materials
by clicking any of the
buttons to the right.
These are dowonloadable
PDF documents you can
view in Adobe Reader. Be
aware some indexes are
15-Mb and may require a
minute or two before they
appear on your computer.
Hover you mouse over a
button and it will reveal
the approx- imate file size.
Each index can be quickly
searched for keywords or
phrases when using the
"Find" function within
Adobe Reader (Ctrl+F).
You can call the historial
society and have a copy of
any biographic sketch
sent to you via email or
USPS. There is a $5 fee for
Please be aware some
indexes are not yet
available online. We are
working to add these as
soon as they are compiled
We can now accept credit
cards or PayPal via
telephone for any of our
Chisago County Historical Society
Preserving and sharing history... everyday!
Our History Research Library is located in a late
1880's Queen Anne style house at 13112 Third
Avene North, Lindstrom, MN, two blocks north of
Highway 8 on Olinda Trail. Our building is located
only a few blocks northeast of downtown Lindstrom.
Click here for a map.
Our building has one meeting room that will
accommodate small groups. The facility is available
for use by school groups and other educational
programs. Free off-street parking and WiFi access are
Please review the schedule to the right
One of our most popular research resources has been
the book Burials in Chisago County compiled by Earl W.
Leaf in 1994. It is a listing of all known burials and deaths
in Chisago County up to that time. This extensive work
was created from physical cemetery audits,
transcriptions, county death records, and obituaries.
The information from this resource is now posted on the
Find-A-Grave website. New data is being added daily.
You can submit updates or corrections for any
memorial record. Visit our Cemeteries webpage for
more information about this project.
Our Facebook group:
Our Facebook group allows us to expand our ability to
support your research inquiries. When you join, your
messages will reach other people who share a common
interest in our local events and history.
Additional research help:
For extensive research projects we can refer you to local
professional genealogists who are specialists in this area.
Online "People" Indexes:
The "People" indexes are from the latest 7-volume work
by Earl W. Leaf, The People of Chisago County (19th
Century). This work is fully indexed and is being
digitized and brought online. In additon to the main
surname index, there are indexes of veterans, married
couples, newspaper references, and "hired hands" found
working on farmsteads.
History Research Library hours:
We recommend you call 651-257-5310
and schedule an appointment. This tele-
phone number will forward directly to
our Executive Director during off hours.
If your call rolls over into voice mail,
please leave a detailed message and tell
us your preferred appointment date and
time. Be sure to leave a name and contact
number where we can reach you.
Research requests may be submitted
to the historical society via email. Please
be specific as possible about names and
dates regarding your request. There is
generally no fee involved for simple
requests. Please allow two weeks for our
Veteran History Project DVDs
Come and view our collection of DVDs
now available for viewing at our library.
The 150+ inventory of interviews are
listed in the INDEX - Veteran DVDs.
Tuesday: 9 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 1 pm
First Sat of month: 9 am to 1 pm