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Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
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Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Facts

When was Kandiyohi County, MN Created?
Kandiyohi County was founded on March 20, 1858 from Davis County, Meeker County, Pierce County, Renville County and Stearns County.

What is the County Seat of Kandiyohi County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Willmarand the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Kandiyohi County, MN?
Bordering Counties are ?Stearns CountyMeeker CountyRenville CountyChippewa CountySwift County (west and northwest), Pope County.

Kandiyohi County, MN Vital Records

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

Kandiyohi County, MN Census Records

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

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

Kandiyohi 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

Kandiyohi County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Kandiyohi County Courthouse

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

Kandiyohi County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Kandiyohi Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Kandiyohi Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kandiyohi Co. MN General and History Websites

Kandiyohi Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Kandiyohi Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kandiyohi Co. MN Military Records