OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Rice 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
Rice County, Minnesota Facts
When was Rice County, MN Created?
Rice County was founded on March 5, 1853 from Dakota County and Wabasha County.
What is the County Seat of Rice County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Faribault and the county government website is http://www.co.rice.mn.us/
What counties are adjacent to Rice County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Dakota County, Goodhue County, Dodge County, Steele County, Waseca County, Le Sueur County, Scott County.
Rice County, MN Vital Records
Where can find Rice County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Rice 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 Rice 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
Rice County, MN Census Records
What Rice County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Rice County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Rice Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rice Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rice Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.
Rice 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
Rice County, MN Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Rice County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Rice 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 Rice 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.
- Rice County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 218 N.W. Third Street, Faribault , MN 55021
- Phone: (507) 332-6107
- Rice County Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1870
- Marriage Records: 1856
- Land Records: 1853
- Rice County Court Administrator
- Probate Records: 1858
- Court Records: 1858
- Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985
- Minnesota Land Records
- BLM Land Records
Rice County, MN Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Rice County, MN?
A list of Rice County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Minnesota Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Rice County Historical Society, 1814 2nd Ave NW, Faribault MN 55021-3033, Phone: 507 332-2121
- Rice County Genealogical Society, 408 Division St S, Northfield MN 55057-2018; Phone: Calls taken by Northfield Historical Society 507-645-9268. Library housed in the Marston Headley Research Room at the Northfield Historical Society Museum (408 Division St S, Northfield MN)
- Trondhjem Community Preservation Society, PO Box 259, 8501 Garfield Ave, Lonsdale MN, Phone: 952 894-3562
- Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN 56001
- 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 Rice County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Rice County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Rice County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Rice County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rice 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.
Rice 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)
- Rice County, Minnesota Books (amazon.com)
- Search Minnesota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Rice County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Rice Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Minnesota Cemetery Research Guide
- Rice Co., Minnesota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Rice County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Select Counties (search.ancestry.com)
- Rice Co., Minnesota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Rice Co., Minnesota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Minnesota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Rice County, Minnesota Church Books (amazon.com)
Rice Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Minnesota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Rice Co. MN General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Minnesota
- Rice County, Minnesota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Rice County, Minnesota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Rice Co. MN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Rice County, Minnesota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Minnesota – Counties – Rice (cyndislist.com)
- Rice County Minnesota (genealogytrails.com)
- Rice Co. MNGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Rice County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Rice Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Rice Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Minnesota
- Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957 (search.ancestry.com)
Rice Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Minnesota Links and Information
- 1895 Rice County Map (livgenmi.com)
- Rice County D.O.T. Road and Highway Maps
Rice 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 Rice County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.