SilverLinings Research specializes in Minnesota research. Sara Bratsch is a Minnesota based genealogist, who provides a variety of services to clients, including in-person research at several Minnesota repositories. Areas of research include, but not limited to:

  • Archival Research:
    • Naturalization Papers
    • Newspaper Research, including Obituaries
    • Birth, Death, Military, and Marriage Records
    • City Directories
    • Railroad Records
  • Getting started on your family tree
  • Locating Lost Relatives
  • Understanding your DNA Results

Contact, call or text 763-712-0841, or fill out the form below.

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What is genealogy research?

What is Genealogy Research? If you’re reading this there’s a good chance you’ve at least looked at online tools and services that can help you learn about your family history and lineage. I use and like these genealogy research tools, but there’s nothing like the excitement I felt when I received a packet in the…

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This is a photo of my great-grandfather, Ralph Reed Stevens. I never met him since he died many years before I was born. He would never know or understand that he was the inspiration behind my obsession with genealogy. It all started when I was in my early 20’s. My dad had taken a trip…

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