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Pope County, Minnesota
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Pope County, Minnesota Facts

When was Pope County, MN Created?
Pope County was founded on February 20, 1862 from Cass County and Pierce County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Pope County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Douglas CountyStearns CountyKandiyohi CountySwift CountyStevens CountyGrant County.

Pope County, MN Vital Records

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

Pope County, MN Census Records

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

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

Pope 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

Pope County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Pope County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Pope County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Pope 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 Pope 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 Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Pope County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Pope Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pope Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Pope Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pope Co. MN General and History Websites

Pope Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Pope Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pope Co. MN Military Records