If you have a link you think I should know about, please send me an e-mail. I will make an effort to remove broken links and add new ones as I find ones of interest for your research in Scott County and Minnesota in general.




Cemeteries and Memorial Sites in Scott County This site documents where various politicians and other notables are buried.  Created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum.


Minnesota State Historical Society

Minnesota Genealogical Society

Scott County Historical Society. Historical information, collection, research center, and e-mail contact


Park Genealogical Books Research Notes Many selections for research in MN Counties and surrounding states.



1895 Minnesota Atlas - Scott County

Panoramic Maps 1847-1929. View a map of Shakopee in 1869!! The panoramic map was a popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective.

Minnesota Historical Society's Map Collection:  contains 1,350 historical county atlases and plat books showing land ownership, as well as fire insurance maps showing individual structures.


  • A Guide to the Records of Minnesota's Public Lands, by Gregory Kinney and Lydia Lucas, Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts, 1985, 121 pages. This publication is out-of-print, but can be viewed at the Minnesota Historical Society and other libraries.

    "The records described in this guide document the state of Minnesota's acquisition, sale, and management of its trust fund, railroad grant, and related lands, as well as the federal land survey of Minnesota and the initial transfer of title to public lands from the federal government to the state or to private parties. The approximately 800 cubic feet of records were created primarily by four agencies:  the State Land Office, the Land Department of the State Auditor's office, the U.S. General Land Office in Minnesota, and the U.S. Surveyor General for Minnesota. The guide also summarizes land-related records in other state agencies, with individual descriptions of particularly pertinent records series."
  • Windows to the Past: a bibliography of Minnesota county atlases, by Mai Treude, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, 1980, Pub. No. CURA 80-3, 187 pages. This publication is out-of-print, so look for it at your library, check interlibrary loan or contact CURA directly. As time permits, CURA staff may be able to photocopy listings for a particular county of interest.

    "A comprehensive listing of Minnesota's county atlases and where they are available. Published from 1867 to the present, these atlases contain records of land use and land ownership, directories of businesses and residences, photographs of buildings and people, genealogies, county histories, and advertisements. In an introduction to the bibliography, a brief history of the county atlas and how it developed in Minnesota is presented along with a number of illustrations from Minnesota atlases."
    Social Security Death Index Search the SSDI at Rootsweb


    Official Scott County page maps, history, politial info, etc
    Early Settlers of St. John's Parish Union Hill in 1867 Surnames from a history written by Victorin Ruhland in 1967.


    Genealogy Libraries on the WWW. Genealogy friendly libraries from the US and Europe.

    AncientFaces is the largest visual genealogy exchange on the Internet.

    Obituary Lookup Volunteers- State/Country Index
    The Obituary Lookup Volunteers for the United States are grouped by state. On each state's web page, the volunteers are listed by county. For the rest of the world, the volunteers are grouped by country or continent, and on each web page the volunteers are listed by region.

    Books We Own
    A list of resources owned or accessed by individuals who are willing to look up genealogical information for others. This is a FREE service, but volunteers may ask for reimbursement of copies or postage. There are over 1500 volunteers. Please read the "helpful tips" and other information on this site before requesting a lookup.

    Dating old Photographs - Many of us have photographs that are undated, but this site will show you how a photograph can be dated with a considerable degree of precision.

    Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet More than 185,150 links to genealogical websites.

    Dead Thousands of old photographs and surnames.
    Minnesota Marriage Project- This project will endeavor to provide actual transcriptions of Marriage Applications, and other Marriage Records, as found recorded in the county court house and state archives. We are encouraging these transcriptions to be entire marriage books and/or rolls of microfilm


    Copyright, 2007 by Claudia Schuman
    Last updated: Oct 1, 2007