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Milaca Area Historical Society Genealogical Resources

Milaca Area Historical Society record holdings:

The following is a list of records and documents held by the Milaca Area Historical Society. They are available to researchers in the Reference room of the Milaca Museum during regular hours. Please ask the staff person for assistance.

Donations are welcome; we suggest $.25 per page copied.

Newspapers (on microfilm - new reader-printer now available)

Bock News                 05 May 1915 - 10 June 1920

Bock Review              13 March 1924 - 15 May 1924

Milaca Daily Times    04 July 1896

Milaca Tribune           24 July 1919 - 12 Jan 1928

Milachi school newspaper

Oct 1921 - May 1939

Oct 1946 - Mar 1948

(most are available in original paper format, 1922-1986)

Mille Lacs County Times

       August 1892 -  25 Dec 2008

Mille Lacs Messenger

25 Oct 1928 - 29 Apr 2009

Minn. Grange Gleaner

23 July 1958 - 04 Dec 1979e

Cemetery Records

(We have copies of original records and printed lists of burials in many cemeteries. Symbol (ǂ) indicates records obtained from stones in cemetery.)

Mille Lacs County

Bedausky - Ojibway (Kathio Twp)

Borgholm (Borgholm Township)

Brookside Norwegian (Milaca Township)

Chase Brook Swedish (Milaca Twp)

Christian Reformed (Pease)

Crosier (Onamia)

Greenbush Catholic (Greenbush Twp)

Dreieiningkierts Lutheran - dissolved 1930

Ebenezer German Methodist (Pike)

Estes Brook (Milo Township) ǂ

Faith - Isle

Eleanor Foster (South Harbor Township) ǂ

Forest Hill (Milaca)

Holy Cross Catholic (Onamia)

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran (Princeton)

Lakeville-Lakewood - Ojibway (Kathio Twp)

Little Flower Mission (Kathio Twp)

Mt. Pleasant (Onamia)

Na ah shing - Ojibway (Kathio)

Oak Knoll - formerly East Branch (Princeton)

Opstead (East Side Twp)

Pilgrim’s Rest (Bogus Brook Twp)

Pilgrim’s Rest (Milo Township)

Pioneer (Princeton)

Sacred Heart (Wahkon)

Sharon Lutheran (Greenbush Twp)

St. Edward’s Catholic (Princeton)

St. Louis Catholic (Foreston)

St. Mary’s Catholic (Milaca)

Sunset (Isle)

Union or Milo (Milo Township)

Veterans (Onamia)

Vineland - Ojibway (Kathio Twp)


Wendell Hill - Vondell Hill or Brook

(Bogus Brook Township)

West Branch Lutheran (Greenbush Twp)

Zion Lutheran (Princeton Township)

Cemeteries - Surrounding Counties

Berry (Baldwin Township, Sherburne Co.)

Holden (Seavey Township, Aitkin Co.)

Lakeville (Aitkin Co.)

Redtop (Aitkin Co.)

Sandy Lake Pioneer (Isanti Co.)

Family Histories

Numerous family histories have been donated to MAHS. Check the collection in our Reference Room for surnames.

Some Local Government Records

(available on microfilm reader-printer)


  Minute books: May 16, 1889-August 13, 2001

         Birth & death records: 1915-1941

         Court records: 1889-1919

         Land purchase: 1922

         Finance: 1904-1946


Minute books: December 1896-August 1, 2000

Borgholm Township

Town record books: 

May 20, 1891-Nov. 16, 1935

March 10, 1936-March 13, 1990

Birth & death records: 1900-1953

       Burial records: February 1921- March 1929

       Cemetery  incorporation records

       Road records: 1893-1953

       Road petitions: 1897-1950

Treasurer’s account books: August 1914-December 1914

Hayland Township

Town & clerk’s records: December 1903 –June 1997

       Justice docket: 1931

Milo Township

Clerk’s records:1869-February 2002 (missing 1888-1892)

        Court records: 1884-1889

        Road records: 1897-1903; 1910-1934

        Treasurer’s records: 1895-1909

        Birth & death records: 1870-1941

Census (all available on microfilm reader-printer)

Mille Lacs County Census

Minnesota Census -- 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905

Federal Census -- 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930

Misc. information such as births, marriages,
other significant events

This information is filed alphabetically and is taken from the Mille Lacs County Times and Mille Lacs Messenger, 1984-present. The Mille Lacs Messenger information is not complete.

Obituaries - Mille Lacs Co.Times 1893-present (incomplete), Mille Lacs Messenger 1984-present (incomplete).

The Milaca Area Historical Society has some school records, including records of rural Common School Districts as well as Milaca High School.  

Preserving the history of Milaca and the surrounding area

Milaca Area Historical Society

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