Chaska Area Genealogy
The Resource Library at the Chaska History Center has a collection of genealogies of many local families who have documented their histories and donated their research to the historical society. These genealogies are presented as their original authors created them and are available for perusing during center hours. We also welcome donations of additional genealogical information to help other researchers of present or past Chaska families.
In addition to published genealogies, the History Center has the Bernice Ekstrom Barris genealogical collection. Begun as the handiwork of Barris, who collected newspaper announcements of births, marriages, and deaths of Chaskans over a fifty-year period, these files are available for researchers looking for actual clippings and attempted family tree constructions by Barris. Today we continue to add to these files.