Searchable Online Databases

Search for records with our online index. If you find any records of interest, they can be ordered here.

Newspaper Index
Rochester papers from 1859 – 1912

Biographical Index
Biographical index to miscellaneous items in the collection at the Olmsted County Historical Society. Items include photographs, diaries, letters, newspaper articles, documents, etc.

Subject Index
Subject index to miscellaneous items in the collection at the Olmsted County Historical Society. Items include photographs, diaries, letters, newspaper articles, documents, etc.

Rochester Public Library Personals Index
Search for anniversaries, births, divorces, marriages, and obituaries that appeared in the Rochester Post Bulletin 1984-2009. Obituaries not indexed after 2009. See the Biographical Index for 2010 and on.

Rochester Public Library Subject Index
Search for local topics and issues that appeared in the Rochester Post Bulletin between 1971 and 1991. Compiled from card index.

 Photo Index
Search for photographs from various local photographers, including Cutshall Studio, Hoffmann Studio, Elle’s Photography, Mosing Photography and Potter Photography.