Resource Links


"Mille Lacs: Thirty Years on the Big Lake: Memoirs and Secrets of a Walleye Fishing Guide," Joe Fellegy. Mille Lacs Press 1991 - ISBN 0962690708, paperback in stock, 256 pages. Available through

"Fish in the Lakes, Wild Rice, and Game in Abundance: Testimony of Behalf of Mille Lacs Ojibwe Hunting and Fishing Rights," James M. McClurken (Compiler), T. Lund (Contributor), C.E. Cleland (Contributor). Michigan State University Press 2000 - ISBN 0870134922, hardcover in stock, 440 pages. Available through


Name Township / City Global Positioning System (GPS) Latitude/Longitude Map Coordinates
Borgholm Cemetery Bock 45.78028 / -93.57611 038/26/15/SWSW
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery Bogus Brooks 45.68722 / -93.58472 No data
Wendell Hill (Brook) Cemetery Bogus Brooks 45.72528 / -93.58472 037/26/04/NWSE
Opsted Baptist Church Cemetery East Side No GPS data 043/25/05/SESE
Greenbush Catholic Cemetery*

Populated mostly by people who emigrated from Franklin County, NY of French descent and Native American blood, possibly French Canadian.

Greenbush/Princeton SW 45.57417 / -93.71889 From 169: go west on Hwy 95 for 4.6 m; go south (left) on Apple Road (directly across from County 6) for 1.1 m, to the "Y" in the road; take the right fork, onto 20th St, for .3 miles.  The cemetery is on the left, with a sign under a tree.
Sharon Lutheran Cemetery Greenbush No GPS data 036/27/03/SENE
West Branch Lutheran Cemetery Greenbush No GPS data 036/27/11/NWNE
Faith Lutheran Cemetery Isle No GPS data 042/25/02/SESE
Sunset Cemetery Isle 46.14111 / -93.45694 042/25/02/SESE
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery Isle Harbor 46.1325 / -93.49361 042/25/09/NESE
Little Flower Mission Cemetery Kathio No GPS data 043/27/28/NESW
Lake Wood Cemetery
(Sacred Burial Ground)
Kathio/Vineland 46.17917 / -93.75528 043/27/28/SWNE
Vine Land Cemetery
(Sacred Burial Ground)
Kathio No GPS data 043/27/33/SENW
Chase Brook Milaca 45.78083 / -93.71083 038/27/16/SENW
Brookside Cemetery No data No GPS data No data
Forest Hill Cemetery Milaca 45.75556 / -93.66222 038/27/26/N2SE
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Milaca 45.75917 / -93.62972 038/26/30/SENW
Estes Brook Free Church Cemetery Milo No GPS data 037/27/31/NWNW
Milo Cemetery Milo/Foreston 45.66472 / -93.70778 037/27/28/SESW
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery Milo 45.72278 / -93.73333 037/2705/SESW
St. Louis Catholic Cemetery Milo/Foreston 45.73056 / -93.69944 037/27/04/SENE
Foster Cemetery Onamia/Wahkon So. 46.11944 / -93.59889 No data
Holy Cross Cemetery Onamia 46.0625 / -93.67167 041/26/06/SWNE
Mount Pleasant Cemetery Onamia 46.06278 / -93.67583 041/26/06/SENW
Veterans Cemetery Onamia No GPS data 041/26/06/SENW
Pease Christian Reformed Cemetery Pease No GPS data 037/27/13/NESW
Ebenezer German Methodist Cemetery Princeton 45.61722 / -93.53278 No data
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Princeton No GPS data 036/26/28/SWSW

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery is north across the street from Oak Knoll Cemetery between W. Branch St. and Hwy 95.

Oak Knoll Cemetery* Princeton No GPS data 036/26/28/SWSW + 036/26/29/SESE

Oak Knoll Cemetery fronts onto 13th Ave North where it "T"s with W. Branch St. bordering on the north.

Pioneer Cemetery Princeton No GPS data 036/26/28/SWNE
Pike Cemetery Princeton No longer a cemetery. Deceased moved to other cemeteries in the County.
St. Edward's Catholic Cemetery* Princeton No GPS Data 036/26/28/SWSW + 036/26/29/SESE

St. Edward's Cemetery fronts onto 13th Ave North which "T"s with W. Branch St. with the Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds to the south across the fence.

Zion Lutheran Cemetery Princeton No GPS data 036/26/10/NENE
Crosier Cemetery South Harbor/Onamia 46.07889 / -93.65333 042/26/32/SENW
Bedausky Cemetery
(Sacred Burial Ground)
No data No GPS data No data
Nazahshing Cemetery
(Sacred Burial Ground)
No data No GPS data No data

* Thanks to Jeanine Reckinger for the information on Greenbush Catholic Cemetery and St. Edward's Catholic Cemetery.  St. Edward's is located through the same east gate as the Oak Knoll Cemetery; go to the west and then south of the entrance.  The transcription of those buried at St. Edward's Catholic Cemetery has come directly from the records of the church office.  Records will be updated from time to time to continue adding names and dates.  These records are not available for researchers to examine, therefore, this list should prove invaluable to your research.

Census Records

CD-ROM Census Records - U.S. Census records from 1790 through 1920 including Native Americans and military by Blue Roses Publishing Company.

Church Records

Crosier Community Monastery, Onamia, MN - The Priory of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Onamia is located at 104 Crosier Dr., on scenic Lake Onamia in central Minnesota.  Twenty six Priests and Brothers are attached to this community which staffs seven regional parishes and is committed to community life and prayer.  Visit the Crosiers of Onamia and the National Shrine of St. Odilia at  Their telephone number is (320) 532-3103.

City Information

City of Milaca - Milaca Area Website.

City of Onamia - Onamia Area Website.

City of Princeton - 705 Second Street North, Princeton, MN 55371 (763) 389-2040, Metro (763) 633-2040.

Community Links - Cities of Milaca, Princeton, Onamia; Mille Lacs Area Tourism Council and County Associations.

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Mille Lacs Area Tourism Council, Box 362, Isle, MN 56342 (888) 350-2692.


Mille Lacs County Courthouse, 635 2nd Street, SE, Milaca, MN 56353-1305 (320) 983-8399, Fax: (612) 983-8382, Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am. to 4:30 pm.


School Districts - Onamia, Isle District #473, Box 25, 730 5th Avenue South, Isle, MN 56342 (320) 676-3146; Onamia District #480, 35465 125th Avenue, Onamia, MN 56359 (320) 532-4174; Nay Ah Shing, Box 242, HCR 67, Onamia, MN 56359 (320) 532-4695.

Mille Lacs County Schools - Lists schools in Mille Lacs County.

Family History

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) - 1420-29th Ave., St. Cloud, MN 56303 (320) 252-4355. Open to all, members of the Church or not; the way to access thousands of microfilms of civil, church, and other records from all over the world. Call first, to obtain days and hours of operation and availability of computer time.

Family History Centers are branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT. Centers provide access to most of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library. There is a center in Princeton, 100th Ave Hwy 95, Phone: (612) 389-1289. Hours: Th 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat by appointment.

Funeral Homes

Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home, 260 Central Ave. S., Milaca, MN, (320) 983-3488, Fax: (320) 983-3476.

Shelley Funeral Chapel, 100 N. Pine St., Onamia, MN, (320) 532-3218, Fax: (320) 532-3086.

Williams-Hanson-Kaun Funeral Home, 205 La Grande Ave. S., Princeton, MN, (612) 389-1131, Toll Free: (888) 252-2522.

Genealogical Services

Minnesota Local History <-> Genealogy - A resource page by professional historical genealogist Ann Mensch.  Includes information which will help online researchers locate records via postal mail as well as including information and links to online resources.


My name is Carol-Jean Boevers and I hire out for genealogical research in the Twin Cities and surrounding area.  I can obtain records and information at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, including census, newspaper, histories, and some county records (naturalizations, for example).  My Web site is  All information about my fees is there, as well as some information I've collected about resources in various counties.

Research at the U.S. National Archives, Washington, DC. I would like to be of assistance to anyone who would like material pertaining to their family genealogy. While engaging in my own personal genealogical research, I realize what an asset it is to be located near the primary National Archive that has original information no other archives have in the U.S. - I have obtained documents and information about members of my family tree from military records of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War, as well as a host of other primary sources at the National Archives like the Census of Minnesota Territory of 1849. Please check out my website at or write me Michael O. Anderson.

Professional help to find your Swedish roots. Elizabeth's Genealogical Services offering the following searches: church records, court records and proceedings, emigration records, estate inventories/deeds, hospital journals, military records, parish catechetical meetings. Elizabeth Lagnetoft has traced people back to the year 1535 in Swedish and British military records and will help you trace descendants of your ancestors into modern times and supply information about their local community.

Research into Scottish ancestry from statutory and parish registers, census returns and other record sources conducted by an experienced professional genealogist. Scotland is fortunate in having a wide variety of record sources rich in genealogical information. These records provide a great deal of information about your ancestors. A comprehensive research service is offered to those who want their Scottish ancestry researched by a professional genealogist. Check out the Scottish Genealogy home page.


Mille Lacs County Government - Commissioners, Departments, County Board Meeting Minutes, Phone & E-mail Directories, Community Links.


Minnesota Genealogical Society Library, 5768 Olson Memorial Highway (Highway 55) in Golden Valley. The location is on the service road on the north side of Highway 55 and just west of Highway 100. Library hours are: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00 am to 3 pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The library's phone number is (612) 595-9347. Polish collection is here. Polish night is the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. One of our experienced genealogists is there to assist you with your research problems on these nights. Come and make use of this service and check out the library's new facilities.


World Family Tree CD-ROM Lookups - Free lookups on World Family Tree CDs.

Biographes from Compendium of History and Biography of Central and Northern Minnesota (Chicago, Geo. A Ogle & Co., 1904).  Courtesy of Tim Stowell, Wilkin County CC.

Mailing Lists

MNMILLEL-L, a free mailing list for discussion and sharing of genealogical or other interests in Benton County, Minnesota. To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the ONLY text in the body of a message to Please make sure your signature files are turned off during the subscription process.

Museums & Galleries

Mille Lacs Indian Museum opened May 18, 1996 and offers exhibits dedicated to telling the story of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe American Indians. Trace their journey to settle in Northern Minnesota, learn about their fate during a period of treaties made and broken, and follow their story up to the present. Star Route, Box 195, Onamia, MN 56359 U.S. Hwy. 169, 12 miles north of Onamia on the southwest shore of Lake Mille Lacs. (320) 532-3632, e-mail: Hours: April 16 through Labor Day (Sept 6): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Labor Day through April 15: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Mille Lacs Lake Museum, Main Street, Isle, MN 56342 - Located in downtown Isle. The museum exhibits Isle's 1895 and 1901 schools. The 1895 building features a Pioneer School Room, General Store, and Postal displays. The 1901 school exhibits feature Boats and Boat Builders of Mille Lacs, Pioneer Life, and area industries. A tourist information center is also on site. Open May - September.


Mille Lacs County Times, 225 Second Street, Milaca, MN 56353, (320) 983-6111, Fax (320) 983-6112. E-mail:

Mille Lacs Messenger, 280 W. Main St., P.O. Box 26, Isle, MN 56342 (320) 676-3123, Fax (320) 676-8450. Circulation: 5,470, weekly on Wednesdays. E-mail:

Princeton Union-Eagle - A weekly community newspaper serving Princeton, MN and the surrounding area. Published each Wednesday. E-mail: editrpue@ecenetcom.


Welcome to the Lake Mille Lacs area information center. The area's many cozy resorts and pleasant campgrounds provide the perfect environment for recreation or just putting your feet up and doing nothing at all. When you want history, diverse recreational activities and engaging beauty, the Mille Lacs Lake area is the place to be. Mille Lacs Area Tourism Council, P.O. Box 362, Isle, MN 56342 (888) 350-2692.


Genealogical Society of Poland - Towarzystwo Genealogiczno - Historyczne, Wodna 27 Palac Gorkow, 61-781 Poznan, Poland.

Milaca Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 144, Milaca, MN 56353 (320) 982-1212 - Meets every 4th Tuesday at the Milaca Museum. Tom Saurer, President, (320) 982-6603; Patricia Buss, Secretary/Treasurer.

Minnesota Genealogical Society - When requesting information from MGS, include a business size (No. 10), self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE).  Requests should be brief and specific.  MGS cannot go research for individuals, but will provide a list of researchers upon request.  Classes on genealogical research are held at the society's office and library.  Located at 5768 Olson Memorial Hwy., Golden Valley, MN 55422 (763) 595-9347.  Open: Tues., 6:30-9:30 p.m., Wed., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Call for the holiday schedule or to verify that a volunteer is on duty.

Polish Genealogical Society of Minnesota, a branch of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, 5768 Olson Memorial Hwy., Golden Valley, MN 55422 (763) 595-9347

Polish Genealogical Society of the Northeast - 8 Lyle Road, New Britain, CT 06053. Jonathan D. Shea, archivist, will do translations and has written directories of Roman Catholic Parishes and a Translation Manual for Genealogists.

Zaklad Onomastyki Polskiej, Instytutu Jezyka Polskiego Pan, u1 Straszewskiego 25, 31-113 Kracow, Poland (write here for meaning of and background on your surname).

Visitors Bureau

See "Convention and Visitors Bureau" above.

World Wide Web

American Indian Communities in Minnesota - Mille Lacs Band

Mille Lacs County, Minnesota - information, schools, business directory, classifieds, homes for sale, related links.

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Last Updated January 30, 2008

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