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Martin County, Minnesota
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Martin County, Minnesota Facts

When was Martin County, MN Created?
Martin County was founded on May 23, 1857 from Brown County and Faribault County .

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

What counties are adjacent to Martin County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Watonwan CountyBlue Earth CountyFaribault CountyKossuth County, Iowa, Emmet County, Iowa, Jackson CountyCottonwood County.

Martin County, MN Vital Records

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

Martin County, MN Census Records

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

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

Martin 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

Martin County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Martin County Courthouse

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

Martin County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Martin Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Martin Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Martin Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Martin Co. MN General and History Websites

Martin Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Martin Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Martin Co. MN Military Records