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

Research and Resources

The Douglas County Historical Society's Research Library has many resources for Douglas County history and genealogy.  See a detailed list HERE.

Research and Fees

Research assistance may be requested by email, phone or letter.  Research may also be done on-site in our DCHS Library.  Our knowledgeable and experienced research volunteers can assist with your search. Call ahead to check availability, or let us know your schedule. Call: (320) 762-0382.

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Public Research Center:

Monday thru Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm  (located in the lower level of the Douglas County Historical Society/Knute Nelson House.

Location:

Douglas County Historical Society
1219 Nokomis St
Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone: 320-762-0382

Email: historic@dchsmn.org

Research fees may be paid in person, by mail, or over the phone by credit card. (Call Kim or Annie at 320-762-0382.)

Members’ Research Fees

  • Membership fees are $30 per year for an individual and $50 for a family.
  • Research Fees for Members:
    • $10 – On-site research per day
    • $15 – Phone research per request
    • $15 – E-mail research per request

Non-Members’ Research Fees

  • $25.00 – On-site research per day
  • $25.00 – Phone research per request
  • $25.00 – E-mail research per request

Other Research Information

  • Experienced research staff members are available for assistance.
  • Wi-fi is available for our research guests
  • Research request results can be scanned and emailed to you in pdf or jpg format, or sent by US Postal Service – Postage and photocopies are an additional fee.
  • Photocopy fees:
    • $0.25 per copy for 8.5 x 11 BW
    • $0.50 per copy for 8.5 x 11 Color
    • $0.50 per copy for 11 x 17 BW
    • $1.00 per copy for 11 x 17 Color

The Douglas County Historical Society's Research Library has many resources for Douglas County history and genealogy.  See a detailed list HERE.