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  • Dakota County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands, [One of nine original counties].
    Established:  27-Oct-1849
    County Seat:  Hastings, Minnesota

    County history - Dakota County is named in honor of the Dakota people, meaning an alliance or league. Under this name are comprised a large number of allied and affiliated Indian tribes, who originally occupied large parts of Minnesota and adjoining states. The Dakota called themselves collectively by this name, but they have been frequently termed Sioux, this being a contraction from the appellation Nadouesioux, given with various spellings by Pierre E. Radisson, Father Louis Hennepin, and Robert Cavalier, sieur de la Salle , a term evidently of Algonquian origin, adopted by the early French explorers and traders. Please note:  First county seat was Kaposia (until 05 Mar 1853) then Mendota (until 06-Feb-1854).



    Dakota Courthouse
    1. Dakota County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Dakota County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Dakota County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Dakota County Historical Society / South St. Paul, MN)
    4. Dakota County - US/MNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Dakota County - US/MNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Dakota County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Dakota County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Dakota County Vital Records - Dakota County Government Center, 1590 W. Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lakeville Area Historical Society / Lakeville, MN)

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  • Dodge County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territorial lands and Rice County.
    Established:  20-Feb-1855
    County Seat:  Mantorville, Minnesota

    County history - Dodge County is named in honor of Henry Dodge (October 12, 1782 - June 19, 1867) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, Territorial Governor of Wisconsin and a veteran of the Black Hawk War. His son was Augustus C. Dodge with whom he served in the U.S. Senate, the first, and so far only, father-son pair to serve concurrently.

    Dodge Courthouse
    GHLL Dodge County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Dodge County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dodge County Historical Society / Mantorville, MN)
    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Dodge County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Dodge County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Dodge County Recorder, 22 East Sixth Street, P.O. Box 128, Mantorville, MN 55955.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL) - Rice County (northwest), Goodhue County (northeast),
             Olmsted County (east), Mower County (south), Steele County (west).

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  • Douglas County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 24, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Cass and Pembina Counties.
    Established:  08-Mar-1858
    County Seat:  Alexandria, Minnesota

    County history - Douglas County is named in honor of Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 - June 3, 1861) was an American politician from the western state of Illinois, and was the Northern Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860. He lost to the Republican Party's candidate, Abraham Lincoln, whom he had defeated two years earlier in a Senate contest following a famed series of debates. He was nicknamed the "Little Giant" because he was short of stature but was considered by many a "giant" in politics.

    Douglas Courthouse
    GHLL Douglas County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Douglas County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Douglas County Genealogical Guild / Alexandria, MN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Douglas County Historical Society / Alexandria, MN)
    7. US/MNGenWeb site - Douglas County Archives
    8. US/MNGenWeb - Douglas County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Douglas County Recorder, 305 8th Ave W, Alexandria, MN 56308.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Otter Tail County (north), Todd County (east), Stearns County (southeast), Pope
                County
    (south), Stevens County (southwest), Grant County (west).

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  • Faribault County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Blue Earth County.
    Established:  20-Feb-1855
    County Seat:  Blue Earth, Minnesota

    County history - Faribault County is named in honor of Jean-Baptiste Faribault (October 19, 1775 - August 20, 1860) was a trader with the Indians and early settler in Minnesota.

    Faribault Courthouse
    GHLL Faribault County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Faribault County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bricelyn Area Historical Society / Bricelyn, MN)
          Faribault County Historical Society
          405 East Sixth Street
          Blue Earth, MN 56013

         Winnebago Area Historical Society
         Public Library, 36 North Main Street, Box 218
         Winnebago, MN 56098

    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Faribault County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Faribault County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Faribault County Recorder, 415 North Main Street, P.O. Box 130, Blue Earth, MN 56013.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Blue Earth County (north), Waseca County (northeast), Freeborn County (east),
             Winnebago County, Iowa (southeast), Kossuth County, Iowa (southwest), Martin
             County (west).

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  • Fillmore County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Wabasha County.
    Established:  05-Mar-1853
    County Seat:  Preston, Minnesota

    County history - Fillmore County is named in honor of Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800  March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States, serving from 1850 until 1853, and the last member of the Whig Party to hold that office. He became the second Vice President to assume the presidency after the death of a sitting president when he succeeded Zachary Taylor. Fillmore was never elected president. After serving out Taylor's term, he failed to gain the nomination of the Whigs for president in the 1852 presidential election, and, four years later, in the 1856 presidential election, he again failed to win election as the Know Nothing Party and Whig candidate.

    Fillmore Courthouse
    GHLL Fillmore County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Fillmore County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Fillmore County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Fillmore County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Fillmore County Auditor, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN 55965.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Winona County (northeast), Houston County (east), Winneshiek County, Iowa
             (southeast), Howard County, Iowa (southwest), Mower County (west), Olmsted
                County
    (northwest).

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  • Freeborn County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Blue Earth and Rice Counties.
    Established:  20-Feb-1855
    County Seat:  Albert Lea, Minnesota

    County history - Freeborn County is named in honor of William S. Freeborn (1816 - 1900), member of the Territorial Legislature.

    Freeborn Courthouse
    GHLL Freeborn County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Freeborn County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Freeborn County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. US/MNGenWeb site - Freeborn County Archives
    6. US/MNGenWeb - Freeborn County Genealogy & History
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Freeborn County Genealogical Society / Albert Lea, MN)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Freeborn County Historical Society & Museum / Albert Lea, MN)
    9. Vital Records - Freeborn County Recorder & Registrar, Gov. Center, 411 South Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 56007.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Steele County (northeast), Mower County (east), Worth County, Iowa (south),
             Winnebago County, Iowa (southwest), Faribault County (west), Waseca County
             (northwest).

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  • Goodhue County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Wabasha and Dakota Counties.
    Established:  05-Mar-1853
    County Seat:  Red Wing, Minnesota

    County history - Goodhue County is named in honor of James Madison Goodhue, the first printer and newspaper editor in Minnesota.

    Goodhue Courthouse
    GHLL Goodhue County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Goodhue County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Goodhue County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Goodhue County Historical Society / Red Wing, MN)
    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Goodhue County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Goodhue County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Goodhue County Recorder, Courthouse, 509 West Fifth Street, P.O. Box 408, Red Wing, MN 55066.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pierce County, Wisconsin (northeast), Pepin County, Wisconsin (northeast),
             Wabasha County (east,southeast), Olmsted County (southeast), Dodge County
             (southwest), Rice County (west), Dakota County (northwest).

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  • Grant County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Stevens, Wilkin and Traverse Counties.
    Established:  06-Mar-1868
    County Seat:  Elbow Lake, Minnesota

    County history - Grant County is named in honor of Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885), the 18th President of the United States (1869-1877) as well as military commander during the Civil War and post-war Reconstruction periods.

    Grant Courthouse
    GHLL Grant County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Grant County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Grant County Genealogical Society / South St. Paul, MN)
          Grant County Historical Society & Museum
          115 2nd Street NE
          Elbow Lake, MN 56531

    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Grant County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Grant County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Grant County Recorder, 10 Second Street NE, Elbow Lake, MN 56531.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Otter Tail County (north), Douglas County (east), Pope County (southeast),
             Stevens County (south), Traverse County (southwest), Wilkin County (northwest).

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  • Hennepin County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 16, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Dakota County.
    Established:  06-Mar-1852
    County Seat:  Minneapolis, Minnesota

    County history - Hennepin County is named in honor of Father Louis Hennepin (1626-1705), a Catholic friar of Belgian birth and an explorer (Twin Cities area) in the service of France. Father Hennepin named the falls of the Mississippi, "St. Anthony", after his patron saint, Anthony of Padua.

    Hennepin Courthouse
    GHLL Hennepin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hennepin County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (American Swedish Institute & Museum / Minneapolis, MN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hennepin County Historical Society & Museum / Minneapolis, MN)
    7. US/MNGenWeb site - Hennepin County Archives
    8. US/MNGenWeb - Hennepin County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Hennepin County offices, Hennepin County, Minnesota (no address listed on site).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Anoka County (northeast), Ramsey County (east), Dakota County (southeast),
             Scott County (south), Carver County (southwest), Wright County (northwest).

        St. Anthony & Minneapolis City Directory - 1859-1860

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  • Houston County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 11, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Fillmore County.
    Established:  23-Feb-1854
    County Seat:  Caledonia, Minnesota

    County history - Houston County is named in honor of Samuel Houston (March 2, 1793 - July 26, 1863), a 19th century American statesman, politician, and soldier. Born in Timber Ridge, just north of Lexington in Rockbridge County, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley, Houston was a key figure in the history of Texas, including periods as the first and third President of the Republic of Texas, Senator for Texas after it joined the United States, and finally as governor.

    Houston Courthouse
    GHLL Houston County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Houston County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (German-Bohemian Heritage Society / New Ulm, MN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Germanic Genealogy Society / St. Paul, MN)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Houston County Historical Society / Caledonia, MN)
    8. US/MNGenWeb site - Houston County Archives
    9. US/MNGenWeb - Houston County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Houston County Recorder, P.O. Box 29, Caledonia MN 55921-0029.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Winona County (north), La Crosse County, Wisconsin (northeast), Vernon County,
             Wisconsin (east), Allamakee County, Iowa (south), Winneshiek County, Iowa
             (southwest), Fillmore County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Houston County (Text: 8 pages).

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  • Hubbard County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 11, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Cass County.
    Established:  26-Feb-1883
    County Seat:  Park Rapids, Minnesota

    County history - Hubbard County is named in honor of Lucius Frederick Hubbard (January 26, 1836 - February 5, 1913), an American politician. He served as the ninth Governor of Minnesota from January 10, 1882 to January 5, 1887. He was a Republican.

    Hubbard Courthouse
    GHLL Hubbard County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hubbard County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hubbard County Genealogical Society / Park Rapids, MN)
                                                      has merged with the Hubbard County Historical Society & Museum

    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hubbard County Historical Museum Blog / Park Rapids, MN)
    7. US/MNGenWeb site - Hubbard County Archives
    8. US/MNGenWeb - Hubbard County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Hubbard County Recorder, Courthouse, Park Rapids, MN 56470.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Clear Water County (northwest), Beltrami County (north), Cass County (east),
             Wadena County (south), Becker County (northwest).

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  • Isanti County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Ramsey County.
    Established:  13-Feb-1857
    County Seat:  Cambridge, Minnesota

    County history - Isanti County is named in honor of a division of the Dakota Native Americans, called the Izatys, meaning [those who] dwell at Knife Lake, after where they resided.

    Isanti Courthouse
    GHLL Isanti County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Isanti County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Isanti County Genealogical Society / Cambridge, MN)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Isanti County Historical Society / Cambridge, MN)
    7. US/MNGenWeb site - Isanti County Archives
    8. US/MNGenWeb - Isanti County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Isanti County Recorder, 555 18th Avenue S.W., Cambridge, MN 55008.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Kanabec County (north), Pine County (northeast), Chisago County (east), Anoka
                County
    (south), Sherburne County (southwest), Mille Lacs County (northwest).

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  • Itasca County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of La Pointe County and Wisconsin Territory [an original county].
    Established:  27-Oct-1849
    County Seat:  Grand Rapids, Minnesota

    County history - Itasca County is named for Lake Itasca, source of the Mississippi River (located in northwestern Minnesota).

    Itasca Courthouse
    GHLL Itasca County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Itasca County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Itasca County Historical Society / Grand Rapids, MN)
    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Itasca County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Itasca County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Itasca County Recorder, 123 Fourth Street, NE, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Koochiching County (north), St. Louis County (east), Aitkin County (south), Cass
             County (southwest), Beltrami County (west).

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  • Jackson County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Brown County.
    Established:  23-May-1857
    County Seat:  Jackson, Minnesota

    County history - Jackson County is named in honor of Henry Jackson, member of the first territorial legislature and the first merchant in St. Paul.

    Jackson Courthouse
    1. Jackson County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Jackson County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Jackson County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Jackson County Historical Society / Lakefield, MN)
    4. Jackson County - US/MNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Jackson County - US/MNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Jackson County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Jackson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Jackson County Vital Records - Jackson County Recorder, P.O. Box 209, Jackson, MN 56143.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Cottonwood County (north), Watonwan County (northeast), Martin County (east),
             Emmet County, Iowa (southeast), Dickinson County, Iowa (south), Osceola
             County, Iowa (southwest), Nobles County (west).

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  • Kanabec County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 17, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Pine County.
    Established:  13-Mar-1858
    County Seat:  Mora, Minnesota

    County history - Kanabec County is named from the Ojibwe language Kan-a-bec-o-si-pi (Ginebigo-ziibi), meaning Snake River, which flows through the county.

    Kanabec Courthouse
    GHLL Kanabec County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Kanabec County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kanabec History Center / Mora, MN)
    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Kanabec County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Kanabec County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Kanabec County Recorder, 18 North Vine, Mora, MN 55051-1342.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Aitkin County (north), Pine County (east), Chisago County (southeast), Isanti
                County
    (south), Mille Lacs County (west).

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  • Kandiyohi County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Meeker, Renville, Pierce, Davis and Stearns Counties.
    Established:  20-Mar-1858
    County Seat:  Willmar, Minnesota

    County history - Kandiyohi County is named using a word from the Sioux language for "buffalo fish" or Kandiyohi, which means "where the buffalo fish come" in Dakota language.

    Kandiyohi Courthouse
    1. Kandiyohi County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Kandiyohi County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Kandiyohi County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Kandiyohi County Museum & Historical Society / Willmar, MN)
    4. Kandiyohi County - US/MNGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Kandiyohi County - US/MNGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Kandiyohi County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Kandiyohi County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Kandiyohi County Vital Records - Kandiyohi County Recorder, 400 Benson Avenue Southwest, Willmar, MN 56201.

      Census Information:
    9. 1900 Census (T) - Federal Census Kandiyohi County (ED 82: 3 files).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Stearns County (north), Meeker County (east), Renville County (south), Chippewa
             County (southwest), Swift County (west), Pope County (northwest).

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  • Kittson County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Pembina County.
    Established:  09-Mar-1879
    County Seat:  Hallock, Minnesota

    County history - Kittson County is named in honor of Norman Wolfred Kittson (6 March 1814 - 10 May 1888) was variously a fur trader, steamboat-line operator, railway entrepreneur, businessman and mayor of Saint Paul (1858-1859).

    Kittson Courthouse
    GHLL Kittson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Kittson County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kittson County Historical Society / Lake Bronson, MN)
    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Kittson County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Kittson County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Kittson County Court Administrator, 410 South Fifth Street, P.O. Box 39, Hallock, MN 56728.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Town of Emerson, Manitoba (north), Franklin, Manitoba (north), Stuartburn, Manitoba
             (north), Roseau County (east), Marshall County (south), Walsh County, North
                Dakota
    (southwest), Pembina County, North Dakota (west).

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  • Koochiching County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Itasca County.
    Established:  19-Dec-1906
    County Seat:  International Falls, Minnesota

    County history - Koochiching County is named From the Ojibwe language, Goojijiing (Place of inlets), which was the Cree name for Rainy Lake and Rainy River.

    Koochiching Courthouse
    GHLL Koochiching County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Koochiching County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Koochiching County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 1147, 214 6th Avenue
          International Falls, MN 56649-1147

    5. US/MNGenWeb site - Koochiching County Archives
    6. US/MNGenWeb - Koochiching County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Koochiching County Court Recorder, County Courthouse, 715 Fourth Street, International Falls, MN 56649.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rainy River District, Ontario (north), St. Louis County (east), Itasca County (south),
             Beltrami County (southwest), Lake Of The Woods County (northwest).

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  • Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Redwood County, 1863.
    Established:  16-Mar-1871
    County Seat:  Madison, Minnesota

    County history - Lac qui Parle County is named using a French phrase meaning, "lake which talks".

    Lac qui Parle Courthouse
    GHLL Lac qui Parle County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lac qui Parle County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lac qui Parle County Museum / Historical Society [Facebook] / Madison, MN)
          Lac qui Parle County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 124
          Madison, MN 56256

    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Lac qui Parle County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Lac qui Parle County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lac qui Parle County Recorder, P.O. Box 132, Madison, MN 56256.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Big Stone County (north), Swift County (northeast), Chippewa County (east),
             Yellow Medicine County (south), Deuel County, South Dakota (southwest), Grant
             County, South Dakota (northwest).

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  • Lake County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 31, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Itasca County, and called Superior County, 20-Feb-1855.
    Established:  01-Mar-1856
    County Seat:  Two Harbors, Minnesota

    County history - Lake County is named for Lake Superior (French: Lac Sup!"rieur), which is the largest of the five Great Lakes of North America and forms one of the county boundries.
             Lake County was founded on February 20, 1855, as Superior County, though its name was changed on March 3, of that year to St. Louis County. On March 1, 1856, St. Louis County became Lake County.

    Lake Courthouse
    GHLL Lake County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lake County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lake County Historical Society / Two Harbors, MN)
          Bay Area Historical Society
          P.O. Box 33, Outer Drive
          Silver Bay, MN 55614-0033

         Finland Minnesota Historical Society
         P.O. Box 583, 5653 Little Marais Road
         Finland, MN 55603

    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Lake County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Lake County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lake County Recorder/Registrar of Titles, Office of Vital Records, 601 3rd Avenue, Room 201, Two Harbors, MN 55616.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rainy River District, Ontario (north), Cook County (east), Ashland County,
             Wisconsin (southeast - water boundary), Bayfield County, Wisconsin (south - water
             boundary), Douglas County, Wisconsin (south - water boundary), St. Louis County
             (west).

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  • Lake Of The Woods County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Beltrami County.
    Established:  01-Jan-1823
    County Seat:  Baudette, Minnesota

    County history - Lake Of The Woods County is named for Lake of the Woods (French: lac des Bois), a lake occupying parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota. It separates a small land area of Minnesota from the rest of the United States. The county contains the Northwest Angle, the northernmost point of the Lower 48 States, and includes the U.S. portion of Lake of the Woods, shared with Canada.
             Because the State of Alaska has no counties, Lake of the Woods is the northernmost county in the United States, by definition.


    Lake Of The Woods Courthouse
    GHLL Lake Of The Woods County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lake Of The Woods County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lake Of The Woods County Historical Society / Baudette, MN)
    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Lake Of The Woods County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Lake Of The Woods County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lake Of The Woods County Recorder, Government Center, 206 8th Avenue SE, Baudette, MN 56623.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Kenora District, Ontario (northeast), Rainy River District, Ontario (northeast),
             Koochiching County (southeast), Beltrami County (south), Roseau County (west),
             Piney, Manitoba (rural municipality) (west), Buffalo Point, Manitoba (west), Division
                No. 1, Unorganized, Manitoba
    (northwest).

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  • Le Sueur County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Dakota County.
    Established:  05-Mar-1853
    County Seat:  Le Center, Minnesota

    County history - Le Sueur County is named in honor of Pierre-Charles Le Sueur (c. 1657, Artois, France - 17 July 1704, Havana, Cuba) was a French fur trader and explorer in North America, recognized as the first known European to explore the Minnesota River valley.

    Le Sueur Courthouse
    GHLL Le Sueur County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Le Sueur County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Le Sueur County Historical Society Museum / Elysian, MN)
    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Le Sueur County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Le Sueur County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Le Sueur County Recorder's Office, 88 South Park Avenue, Le Center MN, 56057.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Scott County (north), Rice County (east), Waseca County (south), Blue Earth
                County
    (southwest), Nicollet County (west), Sibley County (northwest).

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  • Lincoln County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lyon County.
    Established:  06-Mar-1873
    County Seat:  Ivanhoe, Minnesota

    County history - Lincoln County is named in honor of Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), sixteenth president of the United States (1861-1865).

    Lincoln Courthouse
    GHLL Lincoln County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lincoln County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Lincoln County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Lincoln County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lincoln County Recorder, Lincoln County Courthouse, 319 North Rebecca, P.O. Box 29, Ivanhoe, MN 56142.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Yellow Medicine County (north), Lyon County (east), Pipestone County (south),
             Brookings County, South Dakota (west), Deuel County, South Dakota (northwest).

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  • Lyon County, Minnesota —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Redwood County.
    Established:  06-Mar-1868
    County Seat:  Marshall, Minnesota

    County history - Lyon County is named in honor of Nathaniel Lyon (July 14, 1818 - August 10, 1861), the first Union general to be killed in the American Civil War and is noted for his actions in the state of Missouri at the beginning of the conflict.

    Lyon Courthouse
    GHLL Lyon County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Lyon County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lyon County, MN Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Prairieland Genealogical Society / Marshall, MN)
          Lyon County Historical Society
          114 Third Street
          Marshall, MN 56258

    6. US/MNGenWeb site - Lyon County Archives
    7. US/MNGenWeb - Lyon County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Registrar of Deeds, Lyon County Government Center, 607 West Main Street, Marshall, MN 56258.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Yellow Medicine County (north), Redwood County (east), Murray County (south),
             Pipestone County (southwest), Lincoln County (west).

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