Blue Earth County, Minnesota
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Blue Earth County Historical Society
Cemetery Indexes
Cemetery Locations

F~A~G [BE County]
U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847 - 2015
"Born in Blue Earth County, MN"
The Explanation is here:
Data is on Ancestry

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Native Americans in Blue Earth County
Mankato = Blue Earth
Minnesota = Cloudy Water

There are 11 federally recognized American Indian Tribes in Minnesota

A search on site using "Indians in Minnesota" gives this result.

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Biographical data or Family Stories Welcome.
Contact Martha for more information.

Minnesota Location Report:
Files of Martha A Crosley Graham

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1865 Census ~ Minnesota State Census Records
1857 Territorial Census

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Online Continuously since 1996
This Site Updated
29 June 2019

Lists, Lookups & Queries

Minnesota Mail List ~ Blue Earth Mail List
RW Mail Lists are down, no idea when they will be back online.
Cyndi's Lists might be an option
Queries: RootsWeb

Lookup Volunteers Wanted
Types of Lookups: Obituaries ~ Books about Blue Earth
Military Records ~ City Directories
Please contact Martha if you have access to any of the above resources.

Donald Broadwell lives in Mankato and is willing to look up information on
birth and death records after 1870

John Dalby will do lookups in an extensive database and list of publications. 
Database features.

I have access to Archival News Databases  which have old newspapers.
Please include full name of person and approximate time frame

Obituaries, Newspapers & Bulletins
Chronicling America ~ Google News Archive
Minnesota Historical Society - Old Bulletins
Obituary Books ~ Obit Indexes [1947 > 1950] [More Obits on the Vitals Page]
"Social Notes" ~ Surname Index ~ Photographs ~ Will Index
Obituary Index [Minnesota State University] ~ Minnesota Digital Library

History of Blue Earth County
With Biographies of it’s Leading Citizens

Hughes, Thomas, Chicago
Middlewest Publishing Company, Publishers, 1901
The Index can be found here. The whole book can be downloaded here
I am happy to send pages of interest: Please include Name and page number
 and send query to Martha

Individual Biography: William J Glynn

Biographies from the
History of the Minnesota Valley: Blue Earth County

By Edward B Neill : 1882
Index for Blue Earth County [Thanks Tim]
I am happy to send scans.
The book can be downloaded here, it is full of great information.

Biographies from other County Histories.
"With a connection to Blue Earth County"

This collection was done a long time ago for the US Bio Project.
I found the various County Histories on Heritage Quest and the Internet Archives

The file is a searchable pdf. Happy Hunting

Blue Earth County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham
State Coordinator: Tim Stowell
Assistant State Coordinator: Karen De Groote

For information about adopting a Minnesota County, please contact Tim

"The Fine Print"
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Future contributions or donations will be returned to the Submitter upon request.
Although believed to be correct as presented, any corrections, changes or additions or invalid links should be brought to the attention of
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