Carver County Historical Society

Research Assistance

The Carver County Historical Society is happy to provide you with the resources we have available! The CCHS Research Library and Archive contain a wealth of genealogical and subject resources about Carver County families and history. Our staff is readily available to provide research assistance and guidance to help you discover your history.

For more information about what the CCHS Library and Archive has to offer, please see Library Resources and Genealogy.

Research Benefits for CCHS Members & Future Members

  • CCHS members conducting research receive annually any combination of five of the following options, free of charge:
    • digital or printed newspaper articles or documents
    • digital photos without watermark
      • Digital photos are 300 dpi resolution
      • Requests for prints or higher resolution images are subject to fees

See our membership page for information on additional member benefits and how to become a member.

For your convenience, listed below are the ways the CCHS can assist you in your research:

  • Researching In-Person
    • The CCHS Library is free and open to the public
      • There is a fee of $0.25/sheet for printing research materials
      • Photographing materials with a personal device is allowed, free of charge
    • Library staff is available to assist with & guide your research efforts
  • Article & Records Requested Remotely
    • If you have located newspaper articles or records you would like to have copied, contact our Researcher with a list of the requested materials
    • Fees for requested articles & records (applied to all requests):
      • $3.00 processing fee for requests of up to 15 articles or records
      • Additional processing fees applied to requests exceeding 15 articles or records
      • $2.00 per emailed article or record
      • $2.50 per printed article or record
  • Custom Research by CCHS Staff
    • The CCHS staff is available to conduct research on your behalf
    • Our research fee is $25.00 per hour for researching and identifying available resources within the CCHS Library and Archive, if any.
      • Printing or emailing of identified articles, records, or documents subject to additional fees:
        • $3.00 processing fee for requests of up to 15 articles or records
        • Additional processing fees applied to requests in excess of 15 articles or records
        • $2.00 per emailed article or record
        • $2.50 per printed article or record

CCHS Library Research Policy (Effective July 23, 2019)

If you have a question or would like to submit a research or article & records request, please email the CCHS Researcher at: mbraun@co.carver.mn.us. Or call us at: (952) 442-4234. Requests can also be submitted by mail using our Research Request Form: Click here for a printable form

What are these fees used for? Library fees help offset a portion of the costs of running the library including staff time, purchasing new materials, and maintenance of the microfilm reader.

You may contact us at:

Carver County Historical Society
555 W First St
Waconia MN 55387

Phone: (952) 442-4234