2010-02-19 11:08:54 By: Anita the Archivist
Rochester Public Library
101 Second St. SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 285-8002
Web Address: http://www.rochesterpubliclibrary.org/
Hours: Monday—Thursday 9:30 a.m.—9:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m.
Books & Other Published Materials
The Genealogy Collection consists of basic sources for those tracing their family tree.
Cemetery Indexes (Olmsted County)
We have Olmsted County, Minnesota, cemetery inscriptions.
Federal -- Minnesota, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920
State -- Minnesota, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
City & County Directories
Rochester city directories are available for 1896-present. We also have rural resident directories, 1976-1986.
County Histories & Biographical Sketches
Olmsted County histories 1883 & 1910; also have county histories for southern Minnesota counties (Wabasha, Winona, Goodhue, Rice, Mower, Faribault, Steele & Dakota)
Newspapers published in Olmsted County
Have newspapers published in Rochester, 1899-present
Manuscripts & Public Records Collections
Olmsted County Naturalization Records, 1856-1957 on microfilm
Post-Bulletin personals index (births, marriages & deaths), 1984-present; also Rochester history in pamphlet file
The Rochester Public Library has subscriptions to Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest Online.
Plat maps and books
Olmsted County, 1928, 1956, 1965-present and Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Rochester for 1884-1928 on microfilm
Other libraries in Olmsted Co., MN, were not contacted. To search a complete list of Minnesota public libraries, visit this link: www.mnlibs.org/dir/publib.cfm