Douglas County Historical Society
1219 Nokomis St
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-762-0382

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DNA For Beginners – Resources and Links for Research

This page is a supplement to the DNA For Beginners Classes, Spring 2019 at DCHS MN. Session 1:  Understanding Centimorgans and other Definitions  This DNA Vocabulary List is a starting point. If you want to learn more about each term, please use Google for in depth information. DNA Beginning Vocabulary List To understand how closely…

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Family Friendly Tours Of The Historic Knute and Nicolina Nelson Museum/Home

Guided Tours Tours available 9:00am – 3:00 pm Monday-Friday, or by special arrangement.  Call 320-762-0382 or email historic@dchsmn.org for reservations and information. (Office hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.) Location: 1219 Nokomis Street, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308 Guided Tour Admission $5.00 per person/age 11 and younger, $3.00 Schedule group tours and special events in advance. Tours…

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Historic Programs and Presentations For Your Group

HISTORIC PROGRAMS AND PRESENTATIONS There are a variety of programs and presentations offered by the Douglas County Historical Society for enjoyment by local clubs or groups at meetings and get-togethers. The fee for these programs is $35 for a one-half hour daytime meeting presentation. To arrange a program or presentation, contact us at the Douglas…

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Robert W. Brede (1943-1967) – Honored in Virtual Vietnam Project

SP4 Robert W. Brede’s remains rest in the Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria, Minnesota. You can see his bronze marker and headstone HERE at the Findagrave website.  His parents, Gustave and Alma (Rieck) Brede,  are also buried at Kinkead. Robert “Bob”  W. Brede was born in Todd County, but moved to Alexandria during his childhood and graduated…

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Transfer Books and Land Records

In November, the staff at the Douglas County Historical Society was excited to find room again for the Douglas County Land Transfer Books, showing land transactions from the late 1800’s to the 1960’s. These show the transfer of land from owner to owner, both farmland in rural townships, and platted land and lots around the lakes, in towns…

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Where Did My Ancestors Live? Where was the farm? The cabin?

People who request research assistance often wish to know the location of the places where their ancestors lived in Douglas County.  We have several wonderful resources to help us find that information.  To see more of our Research Library Resources, click HERE. Family Maps of Douglas County, MN – Deluxe Edition, by Gregory A. Boyd,…

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Triple Chocolate and Chocolate Drizzle! Who Can Resist?

Don’t miss our Ethnic Bake Sale on Friday, December 4, 2015,  10 am to 2 pm. Along with our traditional favorites, such as kolachy, lefse, flatbread, krumkaka, pfeffernuss, and spritz, Mary has been finding recipes for delicacies from other countries. Shown below are Triple Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, and French Christmas Cookies.  Recipe below photo: French…

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