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Now you can search our Family File Index online!
Find the files you are interested in online, then visit our Archives or request copies online by submitting a query below.
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

WHCPA has extensive genealogical information and artifacts in folders and boxes relating to over 1,900 families. They contain all sorts of collected documentation: newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, family trees and geneological reports, funeral cards, personal diaries and journal entries, receipts, certificates, wills, business transactions, membership cards, photographs, etc. -- all donated by families during the past 100 years. In 2005, WHCPA initiated a project to digitize these materials to preserve them, to enhance them, and to make them more accessible to the public. Over 29,000 digitized searchable images are available right now for manual in-person browsing on the museum's computer system.


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Family Files

Files on over 1,900 families

Area Newspapers:

Minnetonka Record (1906 - 1947), Minnetonka Herald (1931 - 1968 some missing)

Family Genealogy Books:

Adams, Airy - Pray, Archibald of Nova Scotia, Batdorf, Batson, Nellie Blaine, Bukoski, Buse, Francis and Franklin Bushnell, Patrick and Mary Ryan Cavanaugh, Barbara Knight Coffin, John Alonzo Coleman, Ella Crosby, Enos and Betsy Walters Day, George Draper Dayton II, Willard Dillman: (A Human Life), Dillman/Walsh - Doerr (Doerr Ways), John Eisinger, Ernst, Walter (Books 1 and 2), Diary of Lydia Ferguson, Verne Gagne, Peter Gideon, Grave, Snoke and Lewis Guise, Halverson, Hance & Gosselin, Harrington, W H H Kennedy, Joseph Klaers, Thomas Lamont, Margaret M Thies Lauer, Maurer-Nedermeyer, Maxwell: Books 1-4, Meyer - Roscam - Amelsberg - Kaetterhenry, Stienecker, Myers, Milbert, Pierre Morrin, Rev James Parker, Eleanor L Pillsbury, Charles and John Pillsbury, Pillsbury: Volumes 1 and 3, Reed, Rice, , Roussel, Roberts, Roehl - Milbert - Ernst, Rumpza and Speckel, Hillarius Schumacher and Magdalena Geyermann, Sherpy - Wilson, Mary Hegdal Snoke, Ruth Bovey Stevens, St John - Doyle - Snicker - Giesen, Roger and Ellen Stubbs, Stumpf, Sutherland, Thies, Thies - Schmidt, Tomber, Robert Trumble, James Turnham, Wakefield, Walsh, Weidenbach, Wolsfeld

Yearbooks:

Orono, Wayzata, and surrounding areas


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