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Rice County, Minnesota
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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

What counties are adjacent to Rice County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Dakota CountyGoodhue CountyDodge CountySteele CountyWaseca CountyLe Sueur CountyScott 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.

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 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Rice County Courthouse

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, 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.

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

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

Rice Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Rice Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Rice Co. MN General and History Websites

Rice Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Rice Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Rice Co. MN Military Records