Washington County, Minnesota
Genealogy, History & Facts
Washington County, Minnesota Facts
When was Washington County, MN Created?
Washington County was founded on October 27, 1849 from Old St. Croix County and Unorganized Territory.
What counties are adjacent to Washington County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Chisago County, Polk County, Wisconsin, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, Pierce County, Wisconsin, Dakota County, Ramsey County, Anoka County.
Washington County, MN Vital Records
Where can find Washington County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Washington 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 Washington 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
Washington County, MN Census Records
What Washington County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Washington County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Washington Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Washington Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.
Washington 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
Washington County, MN Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Washington County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Washington 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 Washington 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.
- Washington County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 14949 62nd Street North, P.O. Box 3802, Stillwater , MN 55082
- Phone: (651) 430-6263
- Washington County Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1870
- Marriage Records: 1843
- Land Records: 1856
- Washington County Court Administrator
- Probate Records: 1849
- Court Records: 1847
- Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985
- Minnesota Land Records
- BLM Land Records
Washington County, MN Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Washington County, MN?
A list of Washington County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Minnesota Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Afton Historical Society, 3165 St. Croix Trail South, P.O. Box 178, Afton, MN 55001; 651-436-3500
- Washington County Historical Society, PO Box 167,602 North Main St, Stillwater MN 55082-0167; Phone: 651 439-5956
- Hay Lake School Museum and Johannes Erickson Log House Museum, Scandia MN 55073, Phone: 651 433-4014
- Oakdale/Lake Elmo Historical Society, 1584 Hadley Ave N, Oakdale MN 55128
- South Washington Heritage Society, 1221 Summit Ave., St. Paul Park, MN 55071-1445
- Woodbury Heritage Society, Woodbury Municipal Building, 8301 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury MN 55125-2320, Phone: 651 714-3564
- 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 Washington County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Washington County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Washington County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Washington County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Washington 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.