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Lyon County, Minnesota
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Lyon County, Minnesota Facts

When was Lyon County, MN Created?
Lyon County was founded on November 2, 1869 from Redwood County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lyon County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Yellow Medicine CountyRedwood CountyMurray CountyPipestone CountyLincoln County.

Lyon County, MN Vital Records

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

Lyon County, MN Census Records

What Lyon County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lyon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Lyon 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

Lyon County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Lyon County Courthouse

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

Lyon County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lyon Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lyon Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Lyon Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lyon Co. MN General and History Websites

Lyon Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Lyon Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lyon Co. MN Military Records