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Blue Earth County, Minnesota
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Blue Earth County, Minnesota Facts

When was Blue Earth County, MN Created?
Blue Earth County was founded on March 5, 1853 from Dakota County & Unorganized Territory.

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

What counties are adjacent to Blue Earth County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Nicollet CountyLe Sueur CountyWaseca CountyFaribault CountyMartin CountyWatonwan CountyBrown County.

Blue Earth County, MN Vital Records

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

Blue Earth County, MN Census Records

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

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

Blue Earth 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

Blue Earth County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Blue Earth County Courthouse

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

Blue Earth County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Blue Earth Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Blue Earth Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

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Blue Earth Co. MN Military Records