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Kittson County, Minnesota
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Kittson County, Minnesota Facts

When was Pembina County, MN Created?
Pembina County was founded on October 27, 1849 (organized in 1852 then deorganized in 1853 from Unorganized Territory. On February 25, 1879 the county name was changed to Kittson County Organized in 1897). Part of the Pembina District until organization, the county also included the western portion of what is now Roseau County until 1894.

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

What counties are adjacent to Kittson County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Manitoba Province, Canada, Roseau CountyMarshall CountyWalsh County, North Dakota, Pembina County, North Dakota.

Kittson County, MN Vital Records

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

Kittson County, MN Census Records

What Kittson County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Kittson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Kittson Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Kittson Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1880. Kittson Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Kittson 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

Kittson County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Kittson County Courthouse

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

Kittson County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Kittson Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kittson Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Kittson Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kittson Co. MN General and History Websites

Kittson Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Kittson Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kittson Co. MN Military Records