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Waseca County, Minnesota
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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

What counties are adjacent to Waseca County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Rice CountySteele CountyFreeborn CountyFaribault CountyBlue Earth CountyLe 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.

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 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Waseca County Courthouse

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, 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.

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

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

Waseca Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Waseca Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Waseca Co. MN General and History Websites

Waseca Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Waseca Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Waseca Co. MN Military Records