Carver County Historical Societies




Welcome to Carver County Historical Society's Research List!

Carver County Home Page

Census Records

U.S. 1880, 1881 Canada, & 1881 British census records

Carver Co. Books at Park Books

County Historical Societies

1880 Plat maps

Lookups and Volunteers

View Carver Co. Archives

Carver Historical Soc. books

Germania passenger list - 1863

Wills & Probates

Add to Carver Archives

Carver Newspapers at MHS

Cemetery readings

Pre-1908 MN Land Patent Grants

Links of Interest

CCHS newspaper index

Message Board

Minnesota Genealogical Society


Rootsweb resources

Special Research Resources

List of Books available for sale

New Exihibits

Veteran's Military Collection


Resources at the Carver Co. Historical Society

State and Federal census records for Carver County on microfilm (3 microfilm readers available)

Carver County naturalization records on microfilm

Plat maps: 1880, 1898, 1916, 1927, some from 1940s-current

Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of Chaska and Carver County dating from 1885 - 1925 on microfilm

(Note: the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps have very detailed descriptions of properties - worth checking out)

Local history books including Carver County chapter from Edward Neill's 1882 "History of the Minnesota Valley"

Carver County newpapers on microfilm:


Carver County Democrat

1859 (part)

Carver Free Press

1884 - 1897

Valley Transcript

1862 (part)


Chanhassen Sailor

1988 - 1990

Chanhassen Villager

1988 - present


Valley Herald

1862 - 1880; 1882 - present

East Union

East Union News

1891 - 1899


Norwood Times

1890 - present


Carver County News

1887 - 1897

Waconia Patriot

1903 - present


Carver County News

1897 - 1903; 1941 - present

Young America

Young America Eagle

1904 - 1943; 1945 - 1947

Newspaper index that cover individuals, businesses, organizations, government bodies and subjects (Waconia and Young America papers are fully indexed to 1994 while Chaska Herald is currently indexed to 1908)

Collection of over 10,000 photographs indexed biographically and by subject

Various family histories

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