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Martin County Genealogical Society

“Dedicated to Helping Chart Your Family Trees”

The MCGS is now located in the Pioneer Museum with its new address being:
304 East Blue Earth Avenue
Fairmont, MN 56031

MCGS’ new hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The room will be open and available during these times.

The MCGS was organized in 1982 and was incorporated as a Non-Profit Organization in 1996. Through the years they have compiled a wide array of resources for genealogical use including:

  1. Obituaries
  2. Surname Clippings
  3. Cemetery Listings
  4. Marriage & Divorce Listings
  5. Birth Records
  6. World War I & II Service Records for Martin County
  7. Family Histories
  8. Census & Immigration Records
  9. 116 Volumes of the New England & Genealogical Register Publications
  10. Miscellaneous materials from other Minnesota Counties, States, and Countries

General research can be done by MCGS for a fee of $10 per hour. Searches will be done using MCGS resources, those of the Martin County Historical Society, and records from the Martin County Courthouse.

Also anyone can become a member of the Martin County Genealogical Society. Print and fill out the membership form below and send it and your first membership dues to the address above to become part of the fun!

MCGS Membership Form
MCGS Brochure (also has a membership form)

Member meetings are held on 3rd Saturday of Each Month at 9:00 a.m. except during the months of December, January, February. Education workshops and seminars are sometimes held at meetings, mini-sessions, or at other specially advertised times.

Members will also receive MCGS’ newsletter which comes out in May

Contact Person: Dona Paris
Phone Number: 507-236-0996
MCGS Phone Number: 507-235-5178
MCGS Email:

Mission Statement: “Researching, Purchasing, Preserving, & Charting Family Histories for Ancestors and Local Residents of Martin County, MN”

Also check out these links for more helpful genealogical resources!