The Wright County Historical
Society's Library and Archive
NOTE: We are now an Affiliate Library of the Geneaological
Society of Utah's Research and Library System!
can refer to the Family History Library Catalog at www.familysearch.org to determine what microfilms can be distributed
to our library from the Salt Lake Distribution Center. The cost to a patron for a 90-day in-library microfilm loan is
$7.50 (longer loan time is available for an additional fee); there is no cost to use the WCHS research library facility or
microfilm readers. Copier costs are $0.25/page (member) or $0.50/page (non-member) if copies are requested.
holds extensive information, including:
- Wright County history
- Wright County Marriage Index (prior to 1900)
- Wright County Real & Property tax records (1930-1976)
- Wright County Plat maps (1879-present)
County Cemetery Index
- family histories completed and donated
- Czech Immigration passenger lists (1834-1899) Baltimore
(1846-1914) Galveston (1847-1896) New York (1852-1899) New Orleans
Immigrants series of ship passenger lists of Irish to America (1846-1851)
to America series of ship passenger lists (1840-1897)
of Germany and Prussia in the 19th century
- Town and Parish
Microfilm Holdings include:
- Wright County newspapers
County death record cards (1900-1907)
- Wright County death certificates
- Wright County state and federal census records
- Wright County area Roman Catholic church records
- some Lutheran church records
County probate records (1891-1926)
- WWI Selective Service Draft
Cards for Wright County
As a benefit of WCHS
Membership (only $15/individual or family annually) our library we offer online services including:
- ArkivDigital.net (ArkivDigital is the largest private provider of Swedish
Church Records and other Historical Records online! All images are newly photographed images of the original document.) ArkivDigital
is available to our membership thanks to a generous donation by Leann and John Norman.
- Ancestry.com (the largest family history site online with over 4 billion names in worldwide
historical records, family tree services and genealogy information).
All visitors are admitted free into the Society's museum and library. The staff will assist
reference library patrons at no charge, however research must be completed on your own.
The Wright County Historical Society charges for all library and archival research performed by the
museum's staff. The minimum fee for a single research request is for one hour at the rate of $15/hour. There is an additional
charge of $0.25/page (member) or $0.50/page (non-member) for copies made. Payment must be received before a patron's
research is mailed to them.
A written summary of work done by
the staff will be submitted with the invoice. The fee is charged for staff time involved in completing the research
whether or not an answer is found to the research question.
requesting searches for Wright County naturalization records, MN state censuses, death records and Wright County area local
obituaries have the option of completing your own research by borrowing the appropriate microfilm(s) on Inter-library loan
through the Minnesota Historical Society. Their address is: 345 Kellogg Blvd W, St. Paul MN 55102-1906.
Their website is: www.mnhs.org/library/about/loan.html or www.mnhs.org/library/about/index.html.