Search For Your Ancestors



Freeborn County, Minnesota
Genealogy, History & Facts

Freeborn County, Minnesota Facts

When was Freeborn County, MN Created?
Freeborn County was founded on February 20, 1855 from Blue Earth County and Rice County.

What is the County Seat of Freeborn County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Albert Lea and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Freeborn County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Steele CountyMower CountyWorth County, Iowa, Winnebago County, Iowa, Faribault CountyWaseca County.

Freeborn County, MN Vital Records

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

Freeborn County, MN Census Records

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

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

Freeborn 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

Freeborn County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Freeborn County Courthouse

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

Freeborn County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Freeborn Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Freeborn Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Freeborn Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Freeborn Co. MN General and History Websites

Freeborn Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Freeborn Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Freeborn Co. MN Military Records