This Obituary Index includes information about obituaries from the Mankato Free Press and its predecessor newspapers. The primary dates for obituaries in the index are: 1869-1879; 1888-1954; 1970-2002, and 2009-2020.
This index is not complete. There are some gaps in the indexing and not every obituary was indexed. If you do not find a name of a Mankato area resident that you expect to find it is still possible an obituary was published in the newspaper.
Digitized photographs, Katonians (yearbooks), catalogs, bulletins and miscellaneous material from the University Archives. Images from 1868-2000s. New content added regularly.
The Southern Minnesota Historical Center and University Archives has several collections of potential genealogical interest.
All collections are listed in the library catalog and it is recommended that your search begin there. You can also search the collection guides.
A few collection guides of potential interest are listed below.