Basic Genealogical Websites

St. Michael Local Area

Church Records - St. Michael and Frankfort Township


Vital Records - St. Michael and Frankfort Township

Cemeteries - St. Michael Area

St. Albert's Cemetery in Albertville
St. Mark's Cemetery in Buffalo (near Pellican Lake)
See for other cemeteries.

Obituaries and Funeral Homes - St. Michael Area

The Peterson Chapel - St. Michael
Evans-Nordby Funeral Homes - Osseo/Brooklyn Center

Wright County

Historical Societies

Wright County Historical Society
St. Michael Historical Society
Hanover Historical Society
Delano and Franklin Township Historical Society
Minnesota Area
United States - Commercial site - available for free at all branches in the Great River Regional Library system - World's largest genealogical collection - requires account (free) to access various archival records
Find A Grave - US and Canada graves locator
Language and Handwriting - Translation Tools
Translator - Translate from a foreign language to English
UsGenWeb Project - United States
Passenger Arrivals

People Locators - Minnesota Official Marriage System - Check for possible marriage, which may change name
Whitepages - US phone directory - Search by Person, Reverse Phone, Reverse Address - International phone directory

Select Midwestern USA States



Calendar - Convert French Republican Calendar (Napoleon era) to Gregorian Calendar
French Word List - French to English

German Empire

Germany Genealogy Internet Portal - German genealogy site
Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg - Digital images of some parish registers
Telephone Directory - Modern Germany
Handwriting (Click on Examples Box)
German Gazetteers & Maps
Baden - Online help to determine where 
Bayern (Bavaria) - Digitized, but not yet available online
Search the index of the Prussian gazetteers:
Eifel Region - Five Counties - by Stephen S Barthel - Kreis Bitburg, Cochem, Daun, Prüm, and Wittlich - Note the church or civil (vital) records localities for village, then check type in the name of the records locality on
Eifel Region - Birth and Marriage Search by town - by Tom Pick - (Does not include all localities in the Eifel Region.)
Surname Distribution Map - Modern Germany
Map of the Former German Empire - Historical Maps - Scroll to grid map, enlarge map, select number in upper-right corner of desired map, scroll down further to select detailed map from selected number given in parenthesis.
Meyers Gazetteer - Type in name of German Empire locality - Zooming in reveals modern map.



Modern Map - Poland
Meyers Gazetteer - Type in former German name of the locality
Under German Empire - see under GERMAN GAZETTEERS & MAPS
Deutsch-fremdsprachiges (fremdsprachig-deutsches) Ortsnamenverzeichnis. This name-change gazetteer is for areas lost from Germany to Poland after WWI, such as Posen, and further north.
Amtliches Gemeinde- und Ortsnamenverzeichnis der deutschen Ostgebiete unter fremder Verwaltung - for Schlesien (Silesia), which German lost after WWI. You may find this at family history centers on LDS microfiche 6053256 (not yet digitized). This type of gazetteer shows that Falkowitz, Kreis Oppeln, Silesia became “Germanized” to Falkendorf during the Hitler era, then changed to Fałkowice, Opole, Poland after WWII.
Kartenmeister - scroll the page and enter German or Polish info into appropriate field - incomplete.
Spis miejscowości Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej is the standard gazetteer for Poland, used by catalogers at the Family History Library. It does not give parish jurisdictions.
Internet Polish Genealogical Source - Links to sites, databases, and other sources
Poznan Project - Database
Lublin Roots - Scroll the page for the parishes
Polish Genealogical Word List - Polish to English
Latin Genealogical Work List - Latin to English
German Genealogical Word List - German to English
Russian Genealogical Word List - Russian to English
(For German Handwriting Guide, see under German Empire)


Riksarkivet - (Digital Archives of Sweden)

Digitized Records from FamilySearch


Telephone Directory - To see where surnames are today

United Kingdom & Ireland




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News & Events


Our next meeting will be on April 10th, 2023 at St. Michael City Hall. Meetings are typically held quarterly on Mondays at 7:00 PM in the Lenhardt Public Meeting Room adjacent to the Library in the St. Michael City Hall building at 11800 Town Center Drive, NE, St. Michael, Minnesota

Interested in a Ken Zylla signed and numbered print depicting a Central Avenue street scene in St. Michael, circa 1960? Email for further information and/or Order Form. Prints also available at our on line "store" tab above.  





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St. Michael Historical Society
11800 Town Center Drive
St. Michael, MN 55376