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Clearwater County was founded on December 20, 1902 from Beltrami County. The county was named for Clearwater river and lake. Clearwater is a translation of the Ojibway word Ga-wakomitigweia, describing the appearance of the water.
Locales adjacent to Clearwater County are Beltrami County (northeast), Hubbard County (southeast), Becker County (south), Mahnomen County (southwest), Polk County (northwest), Pennington County (northwest).
Cities and towns to be found in Clearwater County are made up of Bagley, Clearbrook, Gonvick, Leonard, Shevlin.
Townships Include Bear Creek, Clover, Copley, Dudley, Eddy, Falk, Greenwood, Hangaard, Holst, Itasca, La Prairie, Leon, Minerva, Moose Creek, Nora, Pine Lake, Popple, Rice, Shevlin, Sinclair, Winsor Townships.
Clearwater County vital records can be found at the Minnesota Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records. 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. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
You can search online for Clearwater 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.
A list of Clearwater County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist frequently overlook the benefits of Clearwater County court, probate, and land documents as a source of genealogy and family history information. Buried away in Minnesota courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the aspirations and worries of many Minnesota men and women.
The chances are great that your particular ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least some aspects of their lives in the Clearwater County court records. Even if your ancestors and forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, consider all of the other procedures which may have lead to him or her showing up in court records.
The below details shows whatever marriage, birth, death, property, probate, and court records will be in Clearwater County. The dates indicated listed below are the first widely known records data in this county.
The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources pertaining to Clearwater 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. Feel free to furnish your own preferred Clearwater County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.