Research Resources

Research Resources

Tracing your family genealogy?  Researching a local history topic for a class project?  Just curious about an obscure topic relating to Cokato's history?  Then the Cokato Museum is the place to start your work!  Museum staff provides year-round research assistance for all our patrons, from beginning genealogists to academic scholars.

For a detailed listing of the museum's research resources, take a look at our Holdings List.

The Special Features section of this web site has a number of articles about Cokato's past, including the popular "Lost Cokato" series.

Fees for research inquiries are:     
  • Research fee - $10.00 per request (includes shipping if applicable)     
  • Microfilm records - 50 per copy.     
  • Standard photocopies - 25 per copy.     
  • Photo reproduction - Prices available upon request.     
  • Large order discounts negotiable.     
  • Personal photographing (camera, cell phone, etc) of research resouces is allowed but is still subject to the same charge.

    Research inquiries may be directed to the museum at:
        Phone: 320-286-2427
        E-mail: cok

    (E-mail patrons, please enter the words "Research Request" in the subject line of your correspondence. We will not open any e-mails that have a blank subject line.)

    Minnesota Historical Society: Death Certificate Index; or Birth Certificate Index.
    Wright County Courthouse: Vital Statistics information.
    Minnesota Association of Counties Marriage Certificates Database.
    Population & Demograhpic Information: see the Census Information section of the Cokato web site.

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