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Chisago County, Minnesota
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Chisago County, Minnesota Facts

When was Chisago County, MN Created?
Chisago County was founded on March 31, 1851 from Ramsey County and Washington County.

What is the County Seat of Chisago County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Center City and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Chisago County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Pine CountyBurnett County, Wisconsin, Polk County, Wisconsin, Washington CountyAnoka CountyIsanti CountyKanabec County.

Chisago County, MN Vital Records

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

Chisago County, MN Census Records

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

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

Chisago 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

Chisago County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Chisago County Courthouse

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

Chisago County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Chisago Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Chisago Co. MN General and History Websites

Chisago Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Chisago Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Chisago Co. MN Military Records