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Pennington County, Minnesota
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
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 http://co.pennington.mn.us/
What counties are adjacent to Pennington County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Marshall County, Beltrami County, Clearwater County, Red Lake County, Polk 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980
- Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863-1983
- Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002
- Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950
- Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995
- Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002
- Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990
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 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
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 Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 101 N. Main, Thief River Falls , MN 56701
- Phone: (218) 683-7023
- Pennington County Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1910
- Marriage Records: 1910
- Land Records: 1880
- Pennington County Court Administrator
- Probate Records: 1910
- Court Records: 1910
- Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985
- Minnesota Land Records
- BLM Land Records
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.
- Pennington County Historical Society, PO Box 127, Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village, 825 Oakland Park Road, Thief River Falls MN 56701-0127; Phone: 218 681-5767
- Northwest Minnesota Historical Center, Livingston Lord Library, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN 56560
- Minnesota State Archives, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3260
- Minnesota Genealogical Society, 1185 Concord St. N. Suite 218, South St. Paul, MN 55075-1187
- Minnesota Historical Society, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 . 651-259-3000
Where can I connect with other Pennington County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Pennington County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Pennington County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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
- Minnesota Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Minnesota historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Minnesota (1849 – 1922) (genealogybank.com)
- Pennington County, Minnesota Books (amazon.com)
- Search Minnesota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Pennington County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Pennington Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Minnesota Cemetery Research Guide
- Pennington Co., Minnesota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Pennington County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Select Counties (search.ancestry.com)
- Pennington Co., Minnesota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Pennington Co., Minnesota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Minnesota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Pennington County, Minnesota Church Books (amazon.com)
Pennington Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Minnesota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Pennington Co. MN General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Minnesota
- Pennington County, Minnesota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Pennington County, Minnesota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Pennington Co. MN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Pennington County, Minnesota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Minnesota – Counties – Pennington (cyndislist.com)
- Pennington County Minnesota (genealogytrails.com)
- Pennington Co. MNGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Pennington County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Pennington Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Pennington Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Minnesota
- Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957 (search.ancestry.com)
Pennington Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Minnesota Links and Information
- 1895 Pennington County Map (livgenmi.com)
- Pennington County D.O.T. Road and Highway Maps
Pennington Co. MN Military Records
- Minnesota Military Records Research Guide
- Minnesota, Civil War Records, 1861-1865 (search.ancestry.com)
- Minnesota Military Records (fold3.com) will provide easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the Minnesota men and women who served. Suitable for Pennington County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.