Frequently Asked Questions

I have been reviewing the queries and emails you've sent over the years about Winona County genealogy research.  There are a few questions that are sent frequently.  This page will be updated regularly.  I hope this will help make your research more efficient.


Q.  What are the best sources of information for Winona County MN Genealogy research?

A.  Many of the sources are listed on the Publications and Research page:

Publications & Research


Q.  What are the hours of the Winona County Historical Society.

A.  Winona County Historical Society:


Q.  Where can I find online resources for cemetery information in Winona County?

A.  Winona County Genweb Archives


  Q.  How can I add my family site to the Winona County Families Online Page?

  A.  Send me an email:  [email protected]


  Q.  What do the Township and Range numbers mean on my maps?

  A.  Here is a great article on Land Survey Systems. If you have a legal description for land this will   show you how to find it in the real world. Click here for Land Survey Systems


  Q.  Where do I start tracing my Family History?

  A.  RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees

New to genealogy? Maybe your not new but at a dead end. Check out this guide, you may find a place you hadn't thought to look. Newbies should start at "Where to begin" link under "General Subjects" Guide to Tracing Family Trees


Writing Effective Queries

Not getting the responses to your queries you expected? Maybe it's the way you are writing them. I know I've seen a lot of bad queries out there. Here is a great article on writing effective queries.


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