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Grant County, Minnesota
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Grant County, Minnesota Facts

When was Grant County, MN Created?
Grant County was founded on March 6, 1868 from Stevens CountyTraverse 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

What counties are adjacent to Grant County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Otter Tail CountyDouglas CountyPope CountyStevens CountyTraverse CountyWilkin 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.

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 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Grant County Courthouse

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, 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.

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

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

Grant Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Grant Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Grant Co. MN General and History Websites

Grant Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Grant Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grant Co. MN Military Records