Disclaimer: The Morrison County Historical Society does not operate any of the following websites. As such, we are not responsible for the content within, or any fees associated with, these sites. We offer them here for reference purposes only.



Museum staff cannot legally appraise artifacts, nor can we recommend specific appraisers. For info on how to find a certified appraiser, see this page.


Area Attractions

Camp Ripley

Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

Linden Hill Conference & Retreat Center

Little Elk Heritage Preserve (now owned by Lindbergh State Park)

Little Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau

Little Falls Self-Guided Historic Walking or Driving Tour

Minnesota Fishing Museum

Minnesota Military Museum

Pine Grove Zoo


Arts & Humanities

Creative Commons (alternative to standard copyright)

Five Wings Arts Council

Great River Arts Association

Minnesota Humanities Center

Minnesota State Arts Board

Springboard for the Arts


History of Morrison and Todd Counties, Minnesota by Clara Fuller, 1915

History of the Upper Mississippi Valley by Prof. N.H. Winchell et. al., 1881

Minnesota Geographic Names by Warren Upham, 1920


County Information Sources

City of Little Falls

City of Motley

City of Pierz

City of Randall

City of Royalton

City of Swanville

City of Upsala

Community Development of Morrison County, Inc.

Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls (many community resources, including an archive)

Great River Regional Library

Initiative Foundation

Lincoln Lakes Area

Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

Morrison County Death Index (pre-1907 – done by Tom Burrows)

Morrison County Government

Motley Area Historical Society

Region Five Development Commission

Staples/Motley Chamber of Commerce


Family Websites (Families with a connection to Morrison County)

Durrenberger Genealogy

Our Gordon-Durrenberger Genealogy

Hesch History

Janson Family History

Surnames – Goblirsch, Bares, Stumpf


Federal / National Information Sources

1940 Federal Census

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America

Ellis Island – Passenger lists

General Land Office Records

Internet Archive

Library of Congress

Library of Congress – Prints & Photographs Online

National Archives

National Register of Historic Places

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National World War II Memorial

Smithsonian Institution

Social Security Death Index

Surname Distribution Map (United States)

United States Census Bureau

United States Copyright Office



Cyndi’s List

Dalby Database (cemetery indexes)

Find A Grave

Genealogy for Kids: Building a Family Tree

Genealogy Relationship Chart (use to figure out how you’re related to distant relatives)

Germanic Genealogy Society

Hudson’s Bay Company Archives

Internment.net – Cemetery Records Online

Latter Day Saints Family Search

Minnesota Genealogical Resources

Minnesota Genealogical Society

Minnesota GenWeb

Morrison County Genealogy Society

Morrison County, MN, GenWeb


Regional News Sources

Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Long Prairie Leader

Mille Lacs County Times

Minnesota Public Radio


Morrison County Record

St. Cloud Times

Staples World

Wadena Pioneer Journal


State Information Sources

Explore Minnesota (MN Office of Tourism)

John R. Borchert Map Library

Midwest Art Conservation Center

Minnesota Attorney General

Minnesota Birth Certificates

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Minnesota Death Certificates

Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Digital Library (also operates Minnesota Reflections – see link below)

Minnesota Discovery Center (formerly Iron Range Research Center)

Minnesota Farm Bureau (can search for Century & Sesquicentennial Farms applications here)

Minnesota Historical Museums

Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Legislators Past & Present

Minnesota Office of the State Archaeologist

Minnesota Official Marriage System

Minnesota Open Data

Minnesota Public Libraries

Minnesota Reflections (site displaying items digitized by the Minnesota Digital Library)

Minnesota Reflections – Morrison County Historical Society page

Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office

Minnesota State Census Index

Minnesota State Demographer

Minnesota State Law Library

Minnesota State Legislature

Northern States Conservation Center

The Ojibwe People’s Dictionary

Original Public Land Survey Plat Maps of Minnesota

Other county historical societies in Minnesota

Rethos: Places Reimagined


World-wide Resources

World Digital Library

7 Replies to “Online Resources”

  1. After I left the museum today I remembered the name of Mrs. Meyer–it is Nancy (Rudek) Her father-in-law, Cleo was very active in the Sno-Dogs smowmobile club. They would have the early history. Nancy and Dave did the snowmobile safety class for many years. They live on Mary Lane, which is north of Evergreen Equipment and south of the fairgrounds.

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