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Traverse County, Minnesota
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Traverse County, Minnesota Facts

When was Traverse County, MN Created?
Traverse County was founded on February 20, 1862 from Pierce County & Unorganized Territory.

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

What counties are adjacent to Traverse County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Wilkin CountyGrant CountyStevens CountyBig Stone CountyRoberts County, South Dakota, Richland County, North Dakota.

Traverse County, MN Vital Records

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

Traverse County, MN Census Records

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

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

Traverse 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

Traverse County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Traverse County Courthouse

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

Traverse County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Traverse Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Traverse Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Traverse Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Traverse Co. MN General and History Websites

Traverse Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Traverse Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Traverse Co. MN Military Records