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Dodge County, Minnesota
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Dodge County, Minnesota Facts

When was Dodge County, MN Created?
Dodge County was founded on February 20, 1855 from Rice County & Unorganized Territory.

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

What counties are adjacent to Dodge County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Rice CountyGoodhue CountyOlmsted CountyMower CountySteele County.

Dodge County, MN Vital Records

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

Dodge County, MN Census Records

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

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

Dodge 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

Dodge County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Dodge County Courthouse

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

Dodge County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Dodge Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Dodge Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Dodge Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dodge Co. MN General and History Websites

Dodge Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Dodge Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dodge Co. MN Military Records