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Freeborn County, Minnesota
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
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 http://www.co.freeborn.mn.us/
What counties are adjacent to Freeborn County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Steele County, Mower County, Worth County, Iowa, Winnebago County, Iowa, Faribault County, Waseca 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980
- Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863-1983
- Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002
- Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950
- Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995
- Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002
- Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990
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 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
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 Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 411 S. Broadway, Albert Lea , MN 56007
- Phone: (507) 377-5153
- Freeborn County Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1870
- Marriage Records: 1857
- Land Records: 1854
- Freeborn County Court Administrator
- Probate Records: 1866
- Court Records: 1857
- Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985
- Minnesota Land Records
- BLM Land Records
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.
- Alden Community Historical Society, P.O. Box 323, Alden, MN 56009
- Freeborn County Historical Society (Museum, Library, Pioneer Village), 1031 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea MN 56007-2205; Phone: 507 373-8003
- Freeborn County Genealogical Society, 1033 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea MN 56007-2205; Phone: 507 373-9269
- Hollandale Area Historical Society, PO Box 184, Hollandale MN 56045-0184; Phone: 507 889-4491
- Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN 56001
- Clarks Grove Area Heritage Society, Po Box 188, Clarks Grove, Minnesota 56016-0188
- Minnesota State Archives, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3260
- Minnesota Genealogical Society, 1185 Concord St. N. Suite 218, South St. Paul, MN 55075-1187
- Minnesota Historical Society, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 . 651-259-3000
Where can I connect with other Freeborn County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Freeborn County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Freeborn County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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
- Minnesota Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Minnesota historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Minnesota (1849 – 1922) (genealogybank.com)
- Freeborn County, Minnesota Books (amazon.com)
- Search Minnesota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Freeborn County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Freeborn Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Minnesota Cemetery Research Guide
- Freeborn Co., Minnesota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Freeborn County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Select Counties (search.ancestry.com)
- Freeborn Co., Minnesota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Freeborn Co., Minnesota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Minnesota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Freeborn County, Minnesota Church Books (amazon.com)
Freeborn Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Minnesota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Freeborn Co. MN General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Minnesota
- Freeborn County, Minnesota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Freeborn County, Minnesota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Freeborn Co. MN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Freeborn County, Minnesota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Minnesota – Counties – Freeborn (cyndislist.com)
- Freeborn County Minnesota (genealogytrails.com)
- Freeborn Co. MNGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Freeborn County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Freeborn Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Freeborn Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Minnesota
- Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957 (search.ancestry.com)
Freeborn Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Minnesota Links and Information
- 1895 Freeborn County Map (livgenmi.com)
- Freeborn County D.O.T. Road and Highway Maps
Freeborn Co. MN Military Records
- Minnesota Military Records Research Guide
- Minnesota, Civil War Records, 1861-1865 (search.ancestry.com)
- Minnesota Military Records (fold3.com) will provide easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the Minnesota men and women who served. Suitable for Freeborn County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.