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St. Louis County, Minnesota
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St. Louis County, Minnesota Facts

When was St. Louis County, MN Created?
St. Louis County was founded on March 1, 1856 from Itasca and Newton.

What is the County Seat of St. Louis County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Duluth and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to St. Louis County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Ontario Province, Canada, Lake CountyDouglas County, Wisconsin, Carlton CountyAitkin CountyItasca CountyKoochiching County.

St. Louis County, MN Vital Records

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

St. Louis County, MN Census Records

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

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

St. Louis 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

St. Louis County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

St. Louis County Courthouse

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

St. Louis County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

St. Louis Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Louis Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

St. Louis Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Louis Co. MN General and History Websites

St. Louis Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

St. Louis Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Louis Co. MN Military Records