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Stillwater People


The library’s records start with some of the town’s earliest colonists and cover many of the people that passed through the city on their way elsewhere.

Digitized Resources

The Stillwater Public Library partners with state organizations to digitize our collections and offer them nationwide. 

German Alien Registration

The German Alien Registration was conducted conducted during the first World War. Digitized copies are available through the Minnesota Digital Library. 

Alumni of Stillwater High School, 1876-1915

A directory listing the names, addresses and graduating classes of early Stillwater High School Alumni. Digitized copy is available through the Minnesota Digital Library.

Digitized Records of Company B from the Civil War

Records of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, also known as Company B, with biographies of the members and documents about their Last Man’s Club.

City Directories

Polk directories of the City of Stillwater from 1890-1899 have been digitized. Visit the library for city directories after 1900 in print.

Indexes of People

Obituary Indexes

Volunteers have compiled a limited index of obituaries printed in local media. 

Cemetery Indexes

Volunteers visited most local cemeteries and created indexes to the graves they could identify.


Volunteers created indexes of the burial sites of the veterans from the Civil War through WWII.

Print Resources

Oral Histories

Transcriptions of five different oral history projects from 1976-2012 are available to browse.


Find the Kabekonian year book back to the year of its inception in 1916.


Scrapbooks cover subjects from the civil war to library history. Bessie Bernstein’s scrapbook of 1919 at Stillwater High School is available through the Minnesota Digital Library.

Vertical Files

Volunteers have clipped newspaper articles about many of the town’s most notable citizens and those clippings can be found in our vertical files.

Microfilm Resources

Parish/Church Records

Find microfilm records for Stillwater churches Ascension, St. Joseph’s, St. Mary and St. Michael as well as records from several Saint Paul churches. 

Death Records

Microfilm index of original records of the Washington County Courthouse in Stillwater, Minnesota as well as two other indexes of subsequent periods up to 1940. 

Birth and Marriage Records

Indexes for Births and Marriages for selected dates from 1852-1981.

Census Records

Microfilm of Minnesota state census records Washington County for dates beginning in 1857. The library catalog has more information about census records available on microfilm.