Genealogy Resources

Whether you’re searching for your ancestors or local history, you’ll find our collection of microfilm, books, maps, photographs, objects and oral histories are useful resources. To request a search by SCHS research library volunteer/staff, please complete the Research Request Form.


General Index and Subject Index

Both our general index and our subject index are available for your reference in our research center. The general index includes census data from 1857,1860,1880,1900 and 1920; as well as the 1880 plat map. Please visit the Stans Museum to use these research tools.


Surname Index Search:

magnifying-glass-web-smallOur newspaper index of marriages and deaths is updated weekly. The full card-file index is available for use in the research center/archives.

  • Enter a name to search on in the box below.
  • To show all records, leave the search box empty. Separate multiple search terms with the word “and.” Example: “John and Abel and Ryan and Margaret.”


Newspaper Graphic Microfilm

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Belle Plaine: 1858-1862; 1893-Present
Jordan: 1872-Present
New Prague: 1890-Present
Prior Lake: 1881, 1916, 1917, 1925, 1965-Present
Savage: 1962-Present
Shakopee: 1856-Present
Scott County Naturalization Records: 1853-1926
State and Federal Census Records: 1857-1920
Scott County Probate Records
Church Records


Maps and Atlases

1874, 1880, 1898, 1913, 1944
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Shakopee 1884, 1895 Belle Plaine 1914