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Redwood County, Minnesota
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Redwood County, Minnesota Facts

When was Redwood County, MN Created?
Redwood County was founded on November 4, 1862 from Brown County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Redwood County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Renville CountyBrown CountyCottonwood CountyMurray CountyLyon CountyYellow Medicine County.

Redwood County, MN Vital Records

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

Redwood County, MN Census Records

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

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

Redwood 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

Redwood County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Redwood County Courthouse

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

Redwood County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Redwood Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Redwood Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Redwood Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Redwood Co. MN General and History Websites

Redwood Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Redwood Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Redwood Co. MN Military Records