Local History & Genealogy

Our Marshall location has a variety of resources related to local history.

Historical newspapers on Microfilm

  • Balaton Bystander : April 6, 1900-September 1, 1900
  • Cottonwood Current : April 24, 1897- December 29, 1911
  • Lyon County News : May 28, 1879-January 9, 1885
  • Lyon County Independent : August 29, 1940-June 2, 1955
  • Marshall Prairie Schooner : August 23, 1873-September 24, 1875
  • Marshall Messenger : October 1, 1875-December 19, 1884
  • Marshall News Messenger : January 16, 1885-June 29, 1928
  • Marshall Messenger Daily : May 2, 1938-September 3, 1940, July 26, 1955-August 6, 1973
  • Marshall Messenger Independent : August 6, 1973-August 30, 1974
  • Marshall Independent : September 4, 1974- [present, with an approximately 6 month delay].

Yearbooks

Cemetery records for Lyon County

Selected plat, Polk, and phone books

Family Tree magazine

Minnesota History magazine

Roots magazine

Minnesota Room Collection

  • includes local publications, historical publications, and other regional interest books

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