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Big Stone County, Minnesota
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Big Stone County, Minnesota Facts

When was Big Stone County, MN Created?
Big Stone County was founded on February 20, 1862 from Pierce County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Big Stone County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Traverse CountyStevens CountySwift CountyLac qui Parle CountyGrant County, South Dakota, Roberts County, South Dakota.

Big Stone County, MN Vital Records

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

Big Stone County, MN Census Records

What Big Stone County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Big Stone County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Big Stone Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Big Stone Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Big Stone Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Big Stone 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

Big Stone County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Big Stone County Courthouse

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

Big Stone County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

What other genealogical resources are available in Big Stone County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Big Stone 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.

Big Stone Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Big Stone Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Big Stone Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Big Stone Co. MN General and History Websites

Big Stone Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Big Stone Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Big Stone Co. MN Military Records