The Saint Mary’s Cemetery of Winona office staff is available to assist individuals or families in genealogy research for a fee of $10 per record. Research will begin as soon as possible upon receipt of payment. Payment options include cash, check, Visa and MasterCard. Please use our DONATE form to pay online.
Funeral planning and preparation is our number one priority. Because of this, genealogy requests will be processed when our schedules allow after payment has been received. Our genealogy policy at Saint Mary’s Cemetery of Winona is in place to ensure the best working relationship possible. We ask that you give us some lead time to prepare the information you are requesting about your loved ones. This will speed the process and help avoid a delay in your search while visiting our cemetery. Whether you’re researching your family tree or searching for an old friend, we are here to help.
Walk-ins are welcomed, but we cannot guarantee all requests will be addressed immediately or that information will be found in a reasonable amount of time. Research could be time consuming when using historic resources and there are times when information cannot be found. This service is in the process of being upgraded from paper form to electronic. However, this transformation will take many years to be fully completed. In the meantime, we will do our best to help you.
We ask that you fill out the Family Genealogy Search Request Form to the best of your ability when information is being requested. Once the fees have been paid, we will respond to you as soon as possible regarding our findings. We can prepare a genealogy visitors package for your family which will include a map of our cemetery with your requested plot locations and obituaries if requested.
If you would like to contribute to our digital genealogy project feel free to donate below. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We look forward to helping with your genealogy research.