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Family History Overview: Native American & Ethnic Group Family History

Native American Family History

 

Detailed information on Dakota family history can be found in our Dakota Family History Guide.  

 

Detailed information on Ojibwe family history can be found in our Ojibwe Family History Guide.

 

Detailed information on Metis family history can be found in our Metis Family History Guide. 

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Ethnic Groups

 

Detailed information on African American family history can be found in our African American Family History Guide.

Chinese in Minnesota, by Sherri Gebert Fuller.
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2004.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615.C5 F85 2004, also available for purchase

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2004, 1981.
Chapter 28: The Chinese
MNHS call number:  Reading Room F615.A1 T45, also available for purchase

Additional resources about Chinese Americans can be found in our Chinese Americans in Minnesota Guide

 

Germans in Minnesota, by Kathleen Neils Conzen.
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2003.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615.G3 C66 2003, also available for purchase

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2004, 1981.
Chapter 8: The Germans
MNHS call number:  Reading Room F615.A1 T45, also available for purchase

Hmong in Minnesota, by Chia Youyee Vang.
Saint Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2008.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615.H55 V36 2008, also available for purchase

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups, edited by June Drenning Holmquist.
Chapter 32: The Indochinese- Vietnamese, Ethnic Chinese, Hmong, Lao, Cambodians
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1981.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615 A1 T45, also available for purchase

Additional resources about Hmong can be found in our Hmong-Americans in Minnesota Guide. 

Irish in Minnesota, by Ann Regan.
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615.I6 R44 2002, also available for purchase

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2004, 1981.
Chapter 7: The Irish
MNHS call number:  Reading Room F615.A1 T45, also available for purchase

Jews in Minnesota, by Hyman Berman and Linda Mack Schloff.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002.
MNHS call number: Reading Room BM 223 .M6 B47 2002, also available for purchase

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups, edited by June Drenning Holmquist.
Chapter 26: The Jews, by Hyman Berman.  
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1981.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615 A1 T45, also available for purchase

Additional resources about Jewish Minnesotans can be found in our Jewish-Americans in Minnesota Guide.

Mexicans in Minnesota, by Dennis Nodín Valdés.
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2005.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615.M5 V35 2005, also available for purchase

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups, edited by June Drenning Holmquist.
Chapter 5: The Mexican Americans
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1981.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615 A1 T45, also available for purchase

Additional resources about Mexican Americans can be found in our Mexican-Americans in Minnesota Guide

Norwegians in Minnesota, by Jon Gjerde and Carlton Qualey.
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press : Published in cooperation with the Norwegian-American Historical Association, c2002.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615.S22 G53 2002, also available for purchase. 

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups, edited by June Drenning Holmquist.
Chapter 11: The Norwegians
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1981.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615 A1 T45, also available for purchase

Poles in Minnesota, by John Radzilowski.
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615.P7 R33 2005, also available for purchase

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups, edited by June Drenning Holmquist.
Chapter 19: The Poles
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1981.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615 A1 T45, also available for purchase

Somalis in Minnesota, by Ahmed Ismail Yusuf.
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012.
MNHS call number: F615.S67 Y87 2012, also available for purchase

Additional resources about Somali Americans can be found in our Somali Americans in Minnesota Guide

The Swedes in Minnesota, by Anne Gillespie Lewis.
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2004.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615.S23 L49 2004, also available for purchase

They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups, edited by June Drenning Holmquist.
Chapter 12: The Swedes
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1981.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615 A1 T45, also available for purchase

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