Overview of Historical Resources The Isanti County Historical Society uses Past Perfect software to accession, catalog, and digitize items. The software makes it possible to search by keyword, search terms specific to Isanti County and by a person's name. Photos (over 1,100) digital images on topics such as
Social life and customs
Documents & manuscripts(over 1,000 catalog records with either a pdf image or indication of where the document may be found.
Business and organization records
City, town and township information
Obituaries -- Over 6,000 digital images of obituaries clipped from local newspapers. Marriage records -- Over 1,000 digital images of marriage information cards listing bride, groom and marriage date. Books -- Over 200 that include
genealogical aides, 75 annuals from either Braham or Cambridge, local
church histories, and books of other local or regional historical interest. People file -- Over 40three-ring binders with photocopied sheets of items clipped from newspapers. In alphabetical order by person’s last name. (Not entered into Past Perfect catalog) Cemetery records -- Burial information on an excel spreadsheet compiled largely from tombstone transcription for most cemeteries in Isanti County (to 1985). Newspaper microfilm --
Braham Journal, 1899-1986 (complete run)
Cambridge Star (with various names), 1934-2007
Isanti News (with various names), 1901-1924; 1941-2007
Isanti and Chisago County Press, 1920-1931
Isanti County Press, 1874-1907 (many missing issues)
Other microfilm --
Isanti County Naturalization registers
Isanti Co. Birth Registers 1871-1899
Isanti Co. Assessment rolls (59 reels)
Isanti Co. Registers of Probate Actions
Birth and Death Record Registers, 1873-1940
The Society has a state-of-the-art microfilm reader that allows cropping and printing as well as saving the searched image to removable media.
The Heritage Center is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9: 30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You are welcome to search the Past Perfect catalog yourself or you may enlist the help of a staff member. The Heritage Center is located in the northwest corner of the Isanti County Fairgrounds (the west entrance). Click for directions
Contact Us If you can't visit us in person, call us or send an e-mail with your request. Please include as much information as possible.
Isanti County Historical Society 33525 Flanders St. NE Cambridge, MN 55008 Phone: 763-689-4229 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A suggested minimum donation of $10.00 is requested to initiate research. Extended research will be billed at the rate of $25.00 per hour. Researchers will be charged for any copies made. Photocopy charges are as follows. $ .25 = Letter (8.5 x 11) $ .25 = Legal (8.5 x 14) $ .50 = Tabloid (11 x 17)
Isanti County Historical Society members receive a 30% discount on research fees. The discount does not apply to the photocopy fee. Information is available here should you wish to become a member.
Over 300 wedding photos from c. 1940-1970 collected by local florist, Josie Swanson, from the Riverside Dream Gardens
Carlson Photography Studio negatives, c. 1950-2010. Graduations, weddings, special occasions. Contact us to see if we have your negatives. You may have them for a nominal fee.
Database of genealogical/family history information compiled by Jodie Magnuson (primarily of Athens Township residents)
Jack Puterbaugh memorablia--Isanti area photos, School days memories, Material relating to JFK and his assassination, Early days of the DFL in Minnesota
Willard Larson notes, clippings and spiral bound volumes on topics related to Isanti County
EMIBAS The Emibas cd contains information regarding almost 1.1 million emigrants from more than 2,300 Swedish parishes-three quarters of all Swedish emigrants. Information included: Name/Title/Gender/Date of Birth/Marital Status/Place of Birth/Place of Residence/Destination/Comments