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.