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Aitkin County, Minnesota
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Aitkin County, Minnesota Facts

When was Aitkin County, MN Created?
Aitkin Countywas founded on May 23, 1857 from Pine County and Ramsey County.

What is the County Seat of Aitkin County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Aitkin and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Aitkin County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Itasca CountySt. Louis CountyCarlton CountyPine CountyKanabec CountyMille Lacs CountyCrow Wing CountyCass County.

Aitkin County, MN Vital Records

Where can find Aitkin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Aitkin 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 Aitkin 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.

Aitkin County, MN Census Records

What Aitkin County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Aitkin County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Aitkin 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

Aitkin County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Aitkin County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Aitkin County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Aitkin 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 Aitkin 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.

Aitkin County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Aitkin County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Aitkin 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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Aitkin Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Aitkin Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Aitkin Co. MN General and History Websites

Aitkin Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Aitkin Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Aitkin Co. MN Military Records