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Big Stone County, Minnesota
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
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 http://www.bigstonecounty.org
What counties are adjacent to Big Stone County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Traverse County, Stevens County, Swift County, Lac qui Parle County, Grant 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980
- Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863-1983
- Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002
- Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950
- Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995
- Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002
- Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990
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 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
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.
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Big Stone County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Big Stone County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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
- Minnesota Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Minnesota historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Minnesota (1849 – 1922) (genealogybank.com)
- Big Stone County, Minnesota Books (amazon.com)
- Search Minnesota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Big Stone County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Big Stone Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Minnesota Cemetery Research Guide
- Big Stone Co., Minnesota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Big Stone County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Select Counties (search.ancestry.com)
- Big Stone Co., Minnesota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Big Stone Co., Minnesota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Minnesota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Big Stone County, Minnesota Church Books (amazon.com)
Big Stone Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Minnesota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Big Stone Co. MN General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Minnesota
- Big Stone County, Minnesota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Big Stone County, Minnesota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Big Stone Co. MN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Big Stone County, Minnesota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Minnesota – Counties – Big Stone (cyndislist.com)
- Big Stone County Minnesota (genealogytrails.com)
- Big Stone Co. MNGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Big Stone County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Big Stone Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Big Stone Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Minnesota
- Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957 (search.ancestry.com)
Big Stone Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Minnesota Links and Information
- 1895 Big Stone County Map (livgenmi.com)
- Big Stone County D.O.T. Road and Highway Maps
Big Stone Co. MN Military Records
- Minnesota Military Records Research Guide
- Minnesota, Civil War Records, 1861-1865 (search.ancestry.com)
- Minnesota Military Records (fold3.com) will provide easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the Minnesota men and women who served. Suitable for Big Stone County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.