Archive for the ‘Library Resources’ category

Century Farm Applications

August 1, 2007

Did you know… we collect copies of Century Farm Applications? In our library you will find a file of the applications and additional family information which has been compiled by one of our volunteers. Our library is open M-F 9-5. We have a $5/day admission fee (free to OTCHS members). Photocopies are 20ยข/each.

A Part of Summer Reading Program – Go Bananas for History!

July 24, 2007

July 24 – July 26 the Historical Society will Go Bananas for History with Hats for the Fergus Falls Public Library. Check out their website for more details – follow the Children’s Services link.

Ancestry.com Library Version Now Available

April 18, 2007

We are now subscribing to Ancestry Library Edition, a collection of more than 4,000 genealogical databases including over 2 billion names. Ancestry provides U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; a Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index; Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes); and World War I Draft Registration Cards. We are one of several libraries within the Viking Library System subscribing to this service. Admission to our library is $5/day and the computers aren’t always available so please call ahead or take your chances by just dropping by. -Kathy Evavold

Minnesota Digital Library

April 18, 2007

I met with Marian Rengel, Outreach Coordinator for the Minnesota Digital Library Coalition, yesterday to discuss the possibility of our participation in Phase 3 of “Minnesota Reflections”. Check out the Minnesota Digital Library and specifically the images that we have submitted so far, and give us some suggestions as to which kind of images you would like to see. They are accepting images, documents and maps created through December 31, 1949. Let us know what you think of this project! -Kathy Evavold