Two major statewide societies are the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota Genealogical Society. The Minnesota Genealogical Society has several branch societies or interest groups relating to minorities. For address and full description, see the "Archives and Libraries" and "Periodicals" sections.
Many counties also have local historical and genealogical societies. You can find local society addresses by using directories cited in the "Societies" section of the United States Research Outline.
Some societies generate unpublished indexes of local records, genealogies, cemetery transcriptions, and other records. Some may publish lists of members, yearbooks, ancestor lists, or surname indexes may be listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
MINNESOTA – SOCIETIES
MINNESOTA – GENEALOGY – SOCIETIES
MINNESOTA – HISTORY – SOCIETIES
MINNESOTA, [COUNTY] – SOCIETIES
MINNESOTA, [COUNTY] – GENEALOGY – SOCIETIES
MINNESOTA, [COUNTY] – HISTORY – SOCIETIES