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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/archives/genie/obitcopies.html

Obtaining Copies from the Mankato Free Press Obituary Index



 

Ordering Copies of Obituaries from the University Archives

The University Archives at Minnesota State University, Mankato can provide copies of obituaries found in the Mankato Free Press Obituary Index for a fee of $15 each.  Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to Memorial Library.  This includes printing a copy of the obituary from microfilm and mailing it to you.


 

Click here for an Obituary Index Copy Request Form.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Copies

Several libraries and historical societies around Minnesota have microfilm versions of the Mankato Free Press and its predecessor newspapers. Generally if you can visit the library/historical society you can look up the obituary (from the data in this index) and make a copy of the obituaries for less than the cost of ordering copies from the University Archives at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Institution

Contact Information

Publication Titles

Years of coverage

Memorial Library Minnesota State University, Mankato

http://lib.mnsu.edu/
(Requests for obituaries sent to all library departments get forwarded to the University Archives and the appropriate fees apply for copies.)

Free Press
Mankato Free Press
Mankato Daily Free Press
Review
Mankato Weekly Review

1973-present
1931-1973
1887-1931
1878-1879
1869-1878

Minnesota Historical Society 

http://www.mnhs.org

Free Press
Mankato Free Press
Mankato Daily Free Press
Review
Mankato Weekly Review

1973-present
1931-1973
1887-1931
1878-1879
1869-1878

Blue Earth County Historical Society

http://www.bechshistory.com/
507-345-5566

Various Titles

BECHS also maintains an obituary index – 1857-present 

1857-1998

Didn't Find the Name You Were Looking For?

If you do not find a name of a Mankato area resident that you expect to find, it is still possible an obituary was published in the newspaper. If you have the date of death the MSU Archives will look for un-indexed obituaries in the Mankato newspaper for a fee. The cost is $25 and includes: research time, printing a copy of the obituary from microfilm and mailing it to you if found. A date of death is required for this search. This fee is charged prior to the search and is not refunded if no obituary is found.

The Blue Earth County Historical Society also maintains an obituary index of Mankato newspapers. Their index covers 1857-present, with some gaps in the 1940s-1960s. They will also look up obituaries for a small fee.