OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Grant 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
Grant County, Minnesota Facts
When was Grant County, MN Created?
Grant County was founded on March 6, 1868 from Stevens County, Traverse County and Wilkin County.
What is the County Seat of Grant County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Elbow Lake and the county government website is http://www.co.grant.mn.us/
What counties are adjacent to Grant County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Otter Tail County, Douglas County, Pope County, Stevens County, Traverse County, Wilkin County.
Grant County, MN Vital Records
Where can find Grant County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Grant 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 Grant 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
Grant County, MN Census Records
What Grant County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Grant County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Grant Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Grant Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Grant Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.
Grant 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
Grant County, MN Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Grant County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Grant 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 Grant 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.
- Grant County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 10 Second Street NE, Elbow Lake , MN
- Phone: (218) 685-4825
- Grant County Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1877 / 1879
- Marriage Records: 1869
- Land Records: 1872
- Grant County Court Administrator
- Probate Records: 1875
- Court Records: 1872
- Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985
- Minnesota Land Records
- BLM Land Records
Grant County, MN Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Grant County, MN?
A list of Grant County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Minnesota Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Grant County Historical Society and Museum , PO Box 1002, 115 2nd St NE, Elbow Lake MN; Phone: 218 685-4864
- West Central Minnesota Historical Center, University of Minnesota–Morris, Morris, MN 56267
- 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 Grant County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Grant County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Grant County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Grant County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Grant 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.
Grant 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)
- Grant County, Minnesota Books (amazon.com)
- Search Minnesota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Grant County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Grant Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Minnesota Cemetery Research Guide
- Grant Co., Minnesota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Grant County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Select Counties (search.ancestry.com)
- Grant Co., Minnesota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Grant Co., Minnesota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Minnesota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Grant County, Minnesota Church Books (amazon.com)
Grant Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Minnesota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Grant Co. MN General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Minnesota
- Grant County, Minnesota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Grant County, Minnesota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Grant Co. MN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Grant County, Minnesota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Minnesota – Counties – Grant (cyndislist.com)
- Grant County Minnesota (genealogytrails.com)
- Grant Co. MNGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Grant County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Grant Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Grant Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Minnesota
- Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957 (search.ancestry.com)
Grant Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Minnesota Links and Information
- 1895 Grant County Map (livgenmi.com)
- Grant County D.O.T. Road and Highway Maps
Grant 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 Grant County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.