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Family History Resources

Our Family History resources encompass some of Fillmore County’s earliest settlers. User-friendly resources  enable the family historian to conduct self-service genealogical research or request documents

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our records, date ranges, and the surname indexes before you submit a query or plan a visit. Any questions can be sent to director@fillmorecountyhistory.org.

Vital Records (microfilm)

  • Birth Records | 1870-1921

  • Marriage Records | 1858-1900

  • Death Records | 1870-1940

  • Will/Probate | 1858-1944

Obituaries (print & microfilm)

Comprehensive index listing the name of the deceased with reference of microfilmed newspaper in which obituary was published. Also available are obituary binders containing clipped newspaper obituaries  |  1857-2018

Historic Newspapers (microfilm & digital)

Please note that there may be some missing issues in the following publication spans. 

  • Chatfield  |  1856 -1976

  • Harmony  |  1898 - 1921; 1946-1989

  • Lanesboro  | 1880 | 1890-1946 

  • Mabel  |  1863-1921, 1945-1967, 1970-1972, 1981-1990

  • Rushford | 1871-1873, 1876-1923, 1945-1982

  • Spring Valley | 1870-1920, 1925-1926, 1945-1954

  • Wykoff | 1897, 1910-1954

  • Mower & Fillmore County Republican | 1875-1879

Photos

Family photos are not indexed but are stored and organized alphabetically by surname. 

Miscellaneaous Resources

  • Bible Entries

  • Sacramental Certificates

  • School Records

  • Catholic Church Ledger Entry Indexes

Cemeteries & Burial Locations (print)

Cemetery listings with burial locations for for each of Fillmore County's 24 townships.

Compiled Genealogies

Acquired from individuals who have compiled their own family histories and donated them to the society. These resources are not indexed but are stored aphabetically.

County & Local Histories

  • History of Fillmore County | 1856, 1882, 1912, & 1984

  • Canton

  • Chatfield

  • Cherry Grove

  • Fountain

  • Granger

  • Harmony

  • Lanesboro

  • Mabel

  • Ostrander

  • Pilot Mound

  • Preston

  • Rushford

  • Spring Valley

  • Washington

  • Wykoff

Plat Maps & Business Listings (print)

Plats | 1874 18781896, 1904, 1915, 1928, 1947, 1950, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2003 

Business Listings  |  TBD

Record Indexes 
Search for people by last name. Request document or research services on the following form.
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Request Services

Use the Surname Index or Resource listings to verify the presence of a record, document or book in our collection. Use this form to request a copy, further research or to schedule an appointment in the Eickoff Family History Library. An FCHS Staff will follow up on your request and issue you an invoice for payment.

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