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Swift County, Minnesota
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Swift County, Minnesota Facts

When was Swift County, MN Created?
Swift County was founded on February 18, 1870 from Chippewa County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Swift County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Stevens CountyPope CountyKandiyohi CountyChippewa CountyLac qui Parle CountyBig Stone County.

Swift County, MN Vital Records

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

Swift County, MN Census Records

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

Swift Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Swift Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 870 and 1880. Swift Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Swift 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

Swift County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Swift County Courthouse

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

Swift County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Swift Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Swift Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Swift Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Swift Co. MN General and History Websites

Swift Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Swift Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Swift Co. MN Military Records