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Isanti County Historical Society 33525 Flanders St. NE Cambridge, MN 55008 Phone: 763-689-4229 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All visits are by appointment only. Research inquiries should be done by phone or email.
Heritage Center, located in the northwest corner of the Isanti County
Fairgrounds, off Highway 95 and Flanders Street in Cambridge, was set on
fire by an arsonist on July 8, 2011 and burned to the ground. Click for directions
Over 70% of the historical society's archives were lost in a devastating fire on Friday, July 8, 2011.
We are still sorting through items and working to salvage things. It will take us some time to complete this process.
Our collection and resource library includes...
SWEDISH IMMIGRATION RECORDS
Recently acquired from Genline, the records on these CDs are being offered to our members for genealogical research as a benefit of membership, and for a fee for non-members.
SWEDISH CENSUS 1890
Complete database containing all persons who were registered in a Swedish parish on December 31, 1890-4.8 million records.
The Emibas 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
ICHS has purchased a yearly membership for online access to Genline. This is an ever-growing archive of Swedish Church records. Cost for use per session is $5.00 per hour for members and $20.00 for non-members.
A computer station and printer is available for the researcher's use. ICHS members are encouraged to make use of this service on a high-speed DSL connection at a much reduced fee, compared to the non-member fee.
Halsingland Immigrants & Swedish Emigration Records Swedish Immigrants in Isanti County - 1998 Swedish Emigration Records I - 1852-1927 Swedish Emigration Records II - 1852 - 1927 Family Tree magazine, October 2000-June 2003 Ancestry magazine May/June 2001 Hints & Tips for Genealogical Research by Willard Larson Parish Records from the 19th Century Ecclesiastical Registers by Ulla Nillsdotter Jeub Genealogical Guidebook & Atlas of Sweden by Finn A. Thomsen The Beginner's Guide to Swedish Genealogical Research, Thomsen's Genealogical Center Looking Backward to Sweden by Marilyn Lind Memories Preserved: The Inventing Bostroms and Guide to Interviews with Swedish Americans by American Friends of the Emigrant Institute of Sweden, Inc. Your Swedish Roots: A Step by Step Handbook by Per Clemensson and Kjell Anderson
Tracing Your Swedish Ancestry By James E. Erickson and Nils William Olsson from the Consulate General of Sweden in New York Originally printed in 1963, this is an updated version reprinted to include email and website addresses for many Swedish libraries, archives and research centers.
The photograph collection consists mainly of black and white prints that are quality reproductions of historical photographs. The slide collection also consists mainly of copies of original photographs.
Carlson Studios Collection In 2005 Carlson Studios donated to our photographic archives all negatives that were in the studio at the time it was purchased in the early 1950s. This encompasses photos from the early 1900s to about 1960.
ICHS is hoping to digitally scan and catalog all of these negatives, and to acquire the appropriate archival materials to properly preserve them for future generations. If you have an interest in participating in this project, please contact Kathy McCully at763/689-4229. I will need persons with strong computer skills and keyboarding experience.
How do I donate materials of interest to the Isanti County Historical Society?
The Historical Society with all items that will have relevance to Isanti County's history. We are a unique area with a unique story-let's preserve it now before it is lost.
Braham Journal July 28, 1899-1945 Cambridge Independent 1898-1907 Cambridge Independent Press 1907-1917; 1919-1920 Isanti & Chisago County News (Cambridge) Dec. 1919-1921 Isanti County Press 1874-1907 Isanti County Press (Swedish) Feb. 1, 1876-June 1, 1876 Isanti News 1901-1922 North Star (Cambridge) 1917-1920; 1933-1934
NEWSPAPERS, HARD COPY
From 1874 to present day; however, our collection is not complete. We are continuing to abstract information from the papers into our statistics files, and will soon be scanning and digitizing some of the older papers to make access more user-friendly.
Date of Birth Marriage Obituaries Copies of Obits from Newspapers
PAMPHLET MATERIAL AND CLIPPINGS
Manuscripts, documents, newspaper clippings, and other loose material, pamphlets or record books that are in file folders or in archival boxes, and are filed according to a list of predetermined subjects.
Records are current to the date transcribed in the year shown • Abandoned cemetery, Isanti Twp. 1980 • Aetna Cemetery, Athens Twp. 1984 • Athens Lutheran Cemetery, Athens Twp. 1984 • Bellin (Oxford Union) Cemetery, Oxford Twp. 1985 • Braham Covenant Cemetery, Braham 1983 • Cambridge Catholic (Christ the King) Cemetery 1995 • Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery, Cambridge 1997 • Cambridge Union Cemetery, Cambridge 1988 • Clough Cemetery, Spencer Brook Twp. 1985 • Dalbo Baptist Cemetery, Dalbo Twp. 1988 • Dalbo Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Maple Ridge Twp. 1991 • East Bradford (Kienitz) Cemetery, Bradford Twp. 1983 • East Stanford Cemetery, Stanford Twp. 1983 • Gerdin Cemetery, Athens Twp. 1986 • Green Lake Cemetery, Wyanett Twp. 1984 • Karmel Cemetery, Wyanett Twp. 1989 • King Cemetery, Spencer Brook Twp. 1984 • Lakeside Cemetery, Spencer Brook Twp. 1985 • Lindberg (Big Meadows) Cemetery, Isanti Twp. Lutheran Cemetery, Cambridge 2001 • Long Lake Cemetery, Bradford Twp. 1988 • Maple Ridge Free Church Cemetery, Maple Ridge Twp. 1986 • Nichols Cemetery, Spencer Brook Twp. 1983 • North Maple Ridge Cemetery, Maple Ridge Twp. 1983 • North Isanti Baptist Cemetery, Isanti Twp. 1985 Oak Knoll “Forgotten” Cemetery, Wyanett Twp. 1984 • Rice Lake Cemetery • Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Oxford Twp. 1983 • Sandy Lake (Rust) Cemetery, Wyanett Twp. 1985 • Siloa Lutheran Cemetery • South Maple Ridge Cemetery, Maple Ridge Twp. 1986 • St. John's German Lutheran Cemetery, Bradford Twp. 1983 • St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, North Branch Twp. 1983 • Spring Vale Baptist Cemetery, Springvale Twp. 1988 • Stanchfield Baptist Church Cemetery, Stanchfield 1984 • Strike Cemetery, Bradford Twp. 1985 • Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Crown, Stanford Twp. 1990
SILENT CITIES: A Survey of Anoka County Minnesota Cemeteries (1977)-not available for purchase
Microfilm Records: Cambridge Lutheran Church Siloa Lutheran Church through 1968
Our Archives and Records also include:
Periodicals Pamphlet Material and Clippings Township Records Country School records Church Centennial Histories Yearbooks Maps Plat Maps Aerial Photos Scrapbooks and much, much more
What's being done by the Accessions Committee?
The Accessions Committee includes Willis Dahlman, Jim Johnson, Sue Sweep, and Ruth Anderson. It meets the first Tuesday of each month. Three monthly meetings were canceled due to either no imminent business or the necessary absence of members.
The committee discusses whether or not to accept artifact donations. They also worked on policy decisions that have to do with items for which the committee is responsible. The workers include four committee members plus Elaine Coleman and Pat Olson. They meet usually 2 to 3 full days a month to do the “nitty-gritty” part of accessioning. Some, but not all, of the projects for the year included:
1. Finished the village of Braham City Hall records and maps -27 boxes in all 2. Storage area - the metal shelving to the right as you enter was arranged so Kathy now has the north side for materials, and Accessions has the south side for Carlson photos and newspapers. 3. Made a listing of the type of materials ICHS would desire from a business that wishes to give us an historical sketch of their company. 4. The Isanti-Chisago County Star donated many photos from past newspaper printings. After taking 3 weeks and 28+ boxes to rearrange photos, it is ready to begin the accessioning. 5. Vacuumed, dusted, and recorded each book which had been removed from the Spencer Brook school. 6. Discussed with Kathy our problems and frustrations concerning the storage space. 7. “Oral History” has been a subject at practically every meeting. No decisions or plans were made. 8. Copies of the photo records were updated and put on the computer. 9. The ongoing project into 2010 is the Paper File. This has included refining the categories, cleaning up messy files, placing misfiled articles in the proper file, and copies of all newspaper articles that would be kept. Two more file drawers need to be cleaned.
ARTIFACT DONATIONS Forty-two people gave 47 separate donations in 2009. Anderson, Rosella Mae Bismark, Geraldine B raham Lutheran Evangelical Church Carlson, Bill Carlson, Julie/Sroka, Selma Ceaglske, Beverly Dahlman, Willis Ellingson, Marlys Gronvall, Linda Isanti- Chisago County Star ICHS Klinger, Sharon Knudson, Judy Kruger, Doris (Allen) Larson, Willard Lindberg, Dwaine Lindquist, Larry McCully, Kathy Magnuson, Dr. Ray Maury, Toni Murphey, Bernie Olson, Bennett R. Oslund, H. Arlene Peterson, Jerald Peterson, Kathleen June Peterson, Morris Powell, Ralph G. Rasmussen, Gunner Reinhart, Charlene Sandquist, Doris Sax, Mary Ellen Schultz, Jim Scott, Darle Seeger, Nancy Seitz, Kathy Shelley, Erv & Gladys Slater, John Splittstoser, Jim Star 95 Full Service Timgren, Wesley Zakariasen, Shirley