Iron Range Research Center

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Dig into the past with one of the largest collections of genealogical and local history research materials in the Upper Midwest.

There is no admission charge to visit the Iron Range Research Center. Access to certain archival collections does require assistance from the Archivist on staff, so please call ahead or contact us by email to schedule an appointment.

IRRC Library

The library houses numerous published resources on:

Our staff specializes in assisting patrons with their genealogy/family history research.*  You may email them at yourroots@mndiscoverycenter.com or call them at 218-254-1222.

IRRC Archives

The archives consist mainly of unpublished documentary materials such as audiovisual collections, government records, manuscript collections, map collections, and photographic collections.

Persons interested in using the archives should schedule an appointment in advance with the Archivist at archivist@mndiscoverycenter.com or 218-254-1229.

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*The Iron Range Research Center was named one of the Top 75 State Sites of 2013 by Family Tree Magazine, America's largest-circulation genealogy magazine.