Saturday, April 14, 2012

Society Saturday: The Dakota County Historical Society

  It's time to change gears and focus on another area of Luxembourger settlement. Vermillion, Minnesota and surrounding Dakota County first welcomed Luxembourgers in the 1860s. The county was already established. Dakota County was formed in 1849 out of an area already settled by French-Canadian fur traders. It grew along with the United States. Immigrants arrived first from Ireland, Germany, Luxembourg, and eventually, less "traditional" countries.
  The county is home to a wonderful historical society. The Dakota County Historical Society offers a variety of resources both on and offline. Online, they host genealogy databases, a county history, history education pages for the local school system, and more. Offline, they manage a historic property and run a research library. If you have a family tie to the area, check out their website.

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