Local Genealogical Resources


Houston County GenWeb 

This site is a free repository of contributed genealogical information, part of the nationwide Rootsweb project. It includes, among other things, a complete transcription of the 1860 Federal Census of Houston County by township. However, the site has been inactive for some time, and there are many broken links.

La Crosse Area Genealogical Society

Quite a few transcriptions of Houston Co. records, including Marriage Book A, early church records, cemetery transcriptions at La Crosse Area Genealogical Society Archives

Houston County Historical Society

Besides exhibits and artifacts, the Historical Society has extensive resources, including Microfilm of County births, deaths, and marriages; Land and probate records; Declarations of intent and naturalization records; County Newspapers; County state and federal census; County Lutheran and Presbyterian Church records; 19,000 plus photos; Community histories; Church histories; Cemetery recordings & records; Obituaries, news clippings, and ephemera records; Genealogies; Plat books & maps; and Miscellaneous school, church, and business records.

Houston County, Minnesota: Family History & Genealogy, Census, Birth, Marriage, Death Vital Records & More-Linkpendium

The best available compilation of genealogy links with a local focus


Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery


Bulletin boards where you can ask questions and have conversations about ancestors & resources, listed in order of relative activity:

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