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Houston County, Minnesota
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Houston County, Minnesota Facts

When was Houston County, MN Created?
Houston County was founded on April 4, 1854 from Fillmore County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Houston County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Winona CountyLa Crosse County, Wisconsin, Vernon County, Wisconsin, Allamakee County, Iowa, Winneshiek County, Iowa, Fillmore County.

Houston County, MN Vital Records

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

Houston County, MN Census Records

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

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

Houston 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

Houston County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Houston County Courthouse

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

Houston County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Houston Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Houston Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Houston Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Houston Co. MN General and History Websites

Houston Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Houston Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Houston Co. MN Military Records