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WCHS Document Copy Fees

    Newspaper Index: $ 2.50 per article request
    (The Waseca County News keeps ONE YEAR of immediate issues in inventory for purchase; and other back issues bound in books of six months each--back to January 1982. All previous issues are on microfilm, but may not be indexed yet.) $2.50 per ARTICLE REQUEST, includes microfilm print by staff researcher; OR, you may visit our Research Center and search and print article for $.25 per each 8 1/2" x 11" print. Non-members are charged a $5 Daily Research Fee. There may be references to other newspapers from other counties, but WCHS only has Waseca County Newspapers indexed. Please contact other counties for their index.

    Census Index: $2.50 per search / name

    Death Index: $2.50 per search
    WCHS only has records for books A, C, D and E. (1870-1940)
    Record book B does not exist.
    WCHS does not have any death records beyond 1940.

    For books F through Z, you must contact the Waseca County Court Administrator's Office, 307 N. State St., Waseca, MN 56093, (507) 835-0540.
    Please contact the Court Administrator for their fee schedule.

    Cemetery Index: no charge
    All the information for each record is on the web-page which you can print out. Indexing the cemeteries of Waseca County is currently a work in progress.

    James Child's History of Waseca County: $2.50 per page OR you may purchase the book in our Museum Gift Shop or on our Museum Shop/Books website page for $25.00.

    James Child's History of Waseca County Index: This is the index from the 848-page book first published in 1905 by Waseca journalist, James E. Child. It covers the first 50 years of Waseca County's history, from settlement in 1854 through 1904. You may purchase the book in our Museum Gift Shop or on our Museum Shop/Books website page for $18.00.

    1879 Waseca County Landowners Record: $2.50 per name / farm OR you may purchase the book in our Museum Gift Shop or on our Museum Shop/Books website page for $10.00

    Probate Index File numbers 1 thru 1643: $20 per file (this price includes postage)

    Probate Index File numbers over 1643: $8.00 per document
    Two documents are allowed to be copied. (A document may be more than one page long.) The documents with the most information are the Petition for Administration and the Final Distribution.
    PLEASE NOTE: The payment for these records must be made payable to "Waseca County Court Administrator." This is mandated by the State of Minnesota.

    Birth Records: $2.50 per record
    WCHS has birth records for the years 1870-1940.
    WCHS only has records for books A, C, D and E.

    Marriage Index: $2.50 per record
    WCHS has marriage records for the years 1857-1920.
    WCHS only has records for books A, B, D, E, F, G and H.