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Renville County, Minnesota
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Renville County, Minnesota Facts

When was Renville County, MN Created?
Renville County was founded on February 20, 1855 from Nicollet County and Pierce County and Sibley County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Renville County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Kandiyohi CountyMeeker CountyMcLeod CountySibley County (east,southeast), Nicollet CountyBrown CountyRedwood CountyYellow Medicine CountyChippewa County.

Renville County, MN Vital Records

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

Renville County, MN Census Records

What Renville County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Renville County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Renville Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Renville Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Renville Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Renville 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

Renville County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Renville County Courthouse

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

Renville County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Renville Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Renville Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Renville Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Renville Co. MN General and History Websites

Renville Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Renville Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Renville Co. MN Military Records