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Carver County, Minnesota
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Carver County, Minnesota Facts

When was Carver County, MN Created?
Carver County was founded on February 20, 1855 from Hennepin County and Sibley County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Carver County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Wright CountyHennepin CountyScott CountySibley CountyMcLeod County.

Carver County, MN Vital Records

Where can find Carver County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Carver County vital records can be found at the Minnesota Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth records 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 Carver 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.

Carver County, MN Census Records

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

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

Carver 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

Carver County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Carver County Courthouse

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

Carver County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Carver Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Carver Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Carver Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carver Co. MN General and History Websites

Carver Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Carver Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Carver Co. MN Military Records