Webster School
The Kanabec Historical Society
has a feature entitled "Ask An Archaeologist"
So, use the above link and inquire about the Webster School Building

Kanabec County, Minnesota
This Site is part of
The MNGenWeb and The USGenWeb®

Kanabec County has been refurbished and is ready for visiting Researchers

Kanabec County is available for Adoption:
If you have a connection to Kanabec County or Minnesota in general,
please consider joining the MNGenWeb as a County Coordinator
Requirements are simple, but it helps to have a working knowledge of Web Design
or a desire to learn.
Please use this link for CC Requirements and contact Tim [State Coordinator] for details.
Unitl Kenabec County is adopted, I can be contacted with questions about local resources.
Please use this link for Contact: Martha [MNGenWeb Volunteer]

With Thanks to Colleen and all former County Coordinators for their diligence and energy.

Table of Contents
History ~ Biographies ~ Maps ~ Queries ~ What's New ~ Lookups ~ "Old Kanabec County Files"
Vital Records ~ Obituaries ~ Family Search: Historical Images & Catalog Resources
Cemeteries ~ Military ~ Native American Resources ~ Odds & Ends

Search Kanabec County Pages
Kanabec County Neighbors:
Mille Lacs ~ Aitkin ~ Pine ~ Isanti
Shares a Corner with Chisago

Interested in another Minnesota County?
Here is the List of Counties.

History ~ Biographies  ~ Maps ~ What's New ~ Queries and Lookups ~ 'Old Kanabec County Files'

The Minnesota legislature authorized creation of Kanabec County on March 13, 1858,[4] with territory partitioned from Pine County. No county seat was designated at that time, and the county organization was not effected at that time.

The County Seat for Kanabec is Mora.  It is named after the Ojibwe for the Snake River — Kanabecosippi or Ginebigo-ziibi — which flows through the county.

Kanabec County Communities

Abandoned Communities
Locations: US Post office used to operate but no longer exist.
Bronson ~ Fisk ~ Heiden ~ Hillman
Mull ~ Raritan ~ Riverside

Biographies ~ Books ~ Family Stories
I could not find a definitive History for Kanabec County which contained Biographies
I did find a couple of in the History of the St Croix Valley:
John M Currie ~ Royal C Gray

Here are a few more.
Read Online or Download
Who's Who, Minnesota, White, 1958 ~ Compendium of History & Biography, Northern & Central Minnesota, Ogle, 1904

"Who's Who in Minnesota"

1958: Centennial Edition
Lithographed in USA
Brown Printing Co., Waseca, Minn.
Read Online or Download

"Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography "
by Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914; Fiske, John, 1842-1901
Publication date 1900 
Appleton Review ~ Archive.org [All Volumes]

The FS Wiki has a long list of Biographical Information for Minnesota / Use this link

"Compendium of History of Northern and Central Minnesota"
George A Ogle & Co., Chicago
Publishers, Engravers and Book Manufacturers, 1904
Read Online or Download

Miscellaneous Maps
Plat Maps for Kanabec County

Please Use This Link: Kanabec, 1916

Original Land Survey Maps for Minnesota
Interactive Geo Maps
Perry - Castaneda Collection ~ David Rumsey Collection
MN Department of Natural Resources ~ Railroad Maps
"NETR" Maps Online: Minnesota
Kanabec County GIS Interactive Mapping

From the Alabama Collection ~ Earthquake Fault Maps
UWM Libraries Digital Collections ~ Humboldt State University Map Collection ~ Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps ~ MapGoose
Surveyors Maps: 1850's [Base Maps] [Click on 'Download County' at left]
Maplandia for Minnesota

"What's New"
The National Archives has a really nice set of digitized records that can be free accessed.
Please use this Link for access

Queries, Mail Lists, Lookup Volunteers
Cyndi's List has a list of Sites that may be used for posting Queries

This is the Mail List for Minnesota: iogroups, Minnesota

Lookup Volunteers and "Help Wanted"
Types of Lookups: Obituaries ~ Books about Kanabec County
Military Records ~ City Directories
Please contact Tim if you have access to any of the above resources.
Lookups & Free Digital Archival Newspapers
I have access to the following Subscription Databases and am happy to do limited lookups:
Heritage Hub ~ Access World News ~ LA Times ~ NY Times
Contact: Martha - MNGenWeb Volunteer

My Heritage: Library Edition - Collections
Census & Voter Lists ~ Histories, Memories & Biographies ~ Birth, Marriage & Death
Public Records ~ Schools & Universities ~ Directories, Guides & References
Maps ~ Immigration & Travel ~ Books & Publications
Military ~ Newspapers ~ Family Trees ~ Photos ~ Government, Land, Court & Wills

I will do limited lookups on My Heritage: Contact Martha [MNGenWeb Volunteer]

and... 'History Hub' = New Lookup Service
Search for Living People: Zaba Search

"Old Kanabec County Files"
1870 Brunswick Township Census Transcription
International Genealogical General Resources: Cyndi's Lists

Czech Republic ~ Denmark ~ France
Germany ~ Netherlands ~ Norway ~ Poland ~ Sweden
United Kingdom / Ireland

1890 Veteran's Schedule

"The Fine Print"
Kanabec County Coordinator:
State Coordinator:Tim Stowell
Assistant State Coordinator: Karen De Groote
For information about adopting a Minnesota County, please contact Tim: Here is the  list of Counties

All materials, images, sounds and data contained herein are not to be copied or downloaded for purposes of duplication, distribution or publishing without the express written permission of the Kanabec County Coordinator. All data will stay with the MNGenWeb Project when and if the Coordinator resigns: Future contributions or donations will be returned to the Submitter upon request. Although believed to be correct as presented, any corrections, changes or additions or invalid links should be brought to the attention of the Webmaster.

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Online Continuosly Since 1997
Site Updated: 17 May 2024

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