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Waseca 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
Waseca County, Minnesota Facts
When was Waseca County, MN Created?
Waseca County was founded on February 27, 1857 from Steele County.
What is the County Seat of Waseca County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Waseca and the county government website is http://www.co.waseca.mn.us/
What counties are adjacent to Waseca County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Rice County, Steele County, Freeborn County, Faribault County, Blue Earth County, Le Sueur County.
Waseca County, MN Vital Records
Where can find Waseca County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Waseca 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 Waseca 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
Waseca County, MN Census Records
What Waseca County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Waseca 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.
Waseca Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Waseca Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Waseca Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.
Waseca 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
Waseca County, MN Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Waseca County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Waseca 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 Waseca 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.
- Waseca County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 307 N. State Street, Waseca , MN 56093
- Phone: (507) 835-0540
- Waseca County Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1870
- Marriage Records: 1857
- Land Records: 1856
- Waseca County Court Administrator
- Probate Records: 1871
- Court Records: 1857
- Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985
- Minnesota Land Records
- BLM Land Records
Waseca County, MN Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Waseca County, MN?
A list of Waseca County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Minnesota Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Waseca County Genealogical and Historical Society, PO Box 314, 315 2nd Ave NE, Waseca MN, Phone: 507 835-7700
- 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 Waseca County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Waseca County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Waseca County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Waseca County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Waseca 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.
Waseca 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)
- Waseca County, Minnesota Books (amazon.com)
- Search Minnesota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Waseca County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Waseca Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Minnesota Cemetery Research Guide
- Waseca Co., Minnesota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Waseca County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Select Counties (search.ancestry.com)
- Waseca Co., Minnesota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Waseca Co., Minnesota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Minnesota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Waseca County, Minnesota Church Books (amazon.com)
Waseca Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Minnesota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Waseca Co. MN General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Minnesota
- Waseca County, Minnesota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Waseca County, Minnesota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Waseca Co. MN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Waseca County, Minnesota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Minnesota – Counties – Waseca (cyndislist.com)
- Waseca County Minnesota (genealogytrails.com)
- Waseca Co. MNGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Waseca County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Waseca Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Waseca Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Minnesota
- Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957 (search.ancestry.com)
Waseca Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Minnesota Links and Information
- 1895 Waseca County Map (livgenmi.com)
- Waseca County D.O.T. Road and Highway Maps
Waseca 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 Waseca County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.