Search For Your Ancestors



Pennington County, Minnesota
Genealogy, History & Facts

Pennington County, Minnesota Facts

When was Pennington County, MN Created?
Pennington County was founded on November 23, 1910 from Red Lake County..

What is the County Seat of Pennington County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Thief River Falls and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Pennington County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Marshall CountyBeltrami CountyClearwater CountyRed Lake CountyPolk County.

Pennington County, MN Vital Records

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

Pennington County, MN Census Records

What Pennington County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pennington County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1910192019301940.

Pennington 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

Pennington County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Pennington County Courthouse

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

Pennington County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Pennington Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pennington Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Pennington Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pennington Co. MN General and History Websites

Pennington Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Pennington Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pennington Co. MN Military Records