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Red Lake County, Minnesota
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Red Lake County, Minnesota Facts

When was Red Lake County, MN Created?
Red Lake County was founded on December 24, 1896 from Polk County.

What is the County Seat of Red Lake County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Red Lake Falls and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Red Lake County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Pennington CountyPolk County (east, south, and west).

Red Lake County, MN Vital Records

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

Red Lake County, MN Census Records

What Red Lake County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Red Lake County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 19001910192019301940 Red Lake 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

Red Lake County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Red Lake County Courthouse

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

Red Lake County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Red Lake Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Red Lake Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Red Lake Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Red Lake Co. MN General and History Websites

Red Lake Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Red Lake Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Red Lake Co. MN Military Records