Minnesota Genealogical Journal - semi-annual publication of Park Genealogical Books


Every issue of the Minnesota Genealogical Journal (MGJ) contains 100 pages of record extracts and transcriptions relating to Minnesota genealogy and local history, from newspapers, county courthouses, public and private manuscripts, and collections of interest to genealogists. Many predate Minnesota statehood, and almost all predate 1900. Many of the records are from original, unpublished, not microfilmed records, usable only at the repositories that hold them. For example, the marriage records published for Blue Earth, Lake, and Wabasha Counties are not available on microfilm through the Family History Libraries, nor were they included in the WPA lists of records for those counties.

Records cover all of present day Minnesota, as well as those areas that governed the area prior to statehood, such as records from the Wisconsin Territory prior to 1849, as well as from counties along the Minnesota borders. Newspaper extracts include persons from Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Manitoba, North and South Dakota, and more distant places if they show a connection to any of those areas.

Inventory reduction sale now in progress: Catalog of offerings available (including back issues of the Journal) are available here.


No one person could compile all the information published in the Journal. We contract with individuals who work in their geographic area, and we pay a fee to purchase the publication rights. If you are interested in extracting records in your area, please let us know.

Are 'Extracts' Exact Copies?

These extracts are what the eye of the extractor read. They are taken from early and often hard-to-read records. Those involved in extracting for the Journal are experienced and careful in deciphering the records. All sources are provided, so that you can make your own determination as to the information written in the records.

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Most back issues are still available. See inventory reduction flyer at .

The Minnesota Genealogical Journal was privately edited and published by Park Genealogical Books. Park Genealogical Books is a private nonaffiliated business owned by Mary Hawker Bakeman.

We specialize in resources for genealogists and local historians researching Minnesota and the surrounding area. Write for our catalog.

Park Genealogical Books
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Roseville, MN 55113-0968

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U.S. Shipping: Add $5.00 for the first book and $.50 for each additional volume. Minnesota residents must add sales tax.
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