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Chippewa County, Minnesota
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Chippewa County, Minnesota Facts

When was Chippewa County, MN Created?
Chippewa County was founded on February 20, 1862 from Davis County and Pierce County Counties.

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

What counties are adjacent to Chippewa County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Swift CountyKandiyohi CountyRenville CountyYellow Medicine CountyLac qui Parle County.

Chippewa County, MN Vital Records

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

Chippewa County, MN Census Records

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

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

Chippewa 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

Chippewa County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Chippewa County Courthouse

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

Chippewa County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Chippewa Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Chippewa Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Chippewa Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Chippewa Co. MN General and History Websites

Chippewa Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Chippewa Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Chippewa Co. MN Military Records