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Otter Tail County, Minnesota Facts

Otter Tail County

When was Otter Tail County, MN Created?
Otter Tail County was founded on March 18, 1858 from Cass County and Pembina County.

What is the County Seat of Otter Tail County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Fergus Falls and the county government website is http://www.co.otter-tail.mn.us/

What counties are adjacent to Otter Tail County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Becker County, Wadena County, Todd County, Douglas County, Grant County, Wilkin County, Clay County.


Otter Tail County, MN Vital Records

Where can find Otter Tail County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Otter Tail County vital records can be found at the Minnesota Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth resords from 1900 and death records from 1908. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Minnesota for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Otter Tail County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Minnesota Birth Certificate and Death Certificates Applications to mail.


Otter Tail County, MN Census Records

What Otter Tail County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Otter Tail County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Otter Tail Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Otter Tail Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Otter Tail Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Otter Tail Co. territorial and state censuses exist for the years 1849-1905.. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Minnesota Census Records Research Guide


Otter Tail County, MN Courthouse and Government Records


Otter Tail County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Otter Tail County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Otter Tail County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Minnesota courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Minnesota residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Otter Tail County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Minnesota Corthouse Records Research Guide.


Otter Tail County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Otter Tail County, MN?
A list of Otter Tail County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Minnesota Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Otter Tail County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Otter Tail County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Otter Tail County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is simply a list which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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