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Blue Earth 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
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 http://www.blueearthcountymn.gov/
What counties are adjacent to Blue Earth County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Nicollet County, Le Sueur County, Waseca County, Faribault County, Martin County, Watonwan County, Brown 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.
- 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
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 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
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 Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 401 Carver Road, Mankato , MN 56001
- Phone: (507) 304-4650
- Blue Earth County Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1870
- Marriage Records: 1865
- Land Records: 1853
- Blue Earth County Court Administrator
- Probate Records: 1858
- Court Records: 1854
- Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985
- Minnesota Land Records
- BLM Land Records
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.
- Blue Earth County Historical Society, 415 Cherry Street Mankato MN, 56001
- Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN 56001
- Betsy-Tacy Society, PO Box 94, Mankato, MN 56002-0094; 507-345-8103
- Madison Lake Area Historical Society, 525 Main Street (City Hall), Madison Lake, MN 56063; 507-243-3333
- Rapidan Heritage Society, 55466 190th Street, Mankato, MN 56001; 507-278-3535
- Minnesota State Archives, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3260
- Minnesota Genealogical Society, 1185 Concord St. N. Suite 218, South St. Paul, MN 55075-1187
- Minnesota Historical Society, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 . 651-259-3000
Where can I connect with other Blue Earth County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Blue Earth County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Blue Earth County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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.
Blue Earth 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)
- Blue Earth County, Minnesota Books (amazon.com)
- Search Minnesota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Blue Earth County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Blue Earth Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Minnesota Cemetery Research Guide
- Blue Earth Co., Minnesota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Blue Earth County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Select Counties (search.ancestry.com)
- Blue Earth Co., Minnesota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Blue Earth Co., Minnesota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Minnesota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Blue Earth County, Minnesota Church Books (amazon.com)
Blue Earth Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Minnesota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Blue Earth Co. MN General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Minnesota
- Blue Earth County, Minnesota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Blue Earth County, Minnesota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Blue Earth Co. MN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Blue Earth County, Minnesota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Minnesota – Counties – Blue Earth (cyndislist.com)
- Blue Earth County Minnesota (genealogytrails.com)
- Blue Earth Co. MNGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Blue Earth County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Blue Earth Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Blue Earth Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Minnesota
- Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957 (search.ancestry.com)
Blue Earth Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Minnesota Links and Information
- 1895 Blue Earth County Map (livgenmi.com)
- Blue Earth County D.O.T. Road and Highway Maps
Blue Earth 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 Blue Earth County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.