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Washington County, Minnesota
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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 is the County Seat of Washington County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Stillwater and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Washington County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Chisago CountyPolk County, Wisconsin, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, Pierce County, Wisconsin, Dakota CountyRamsey CountyAnoka 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.

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 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Washington County Courthouse

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, 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.

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

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.

Washington Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Washington Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Washington Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washington Co. MN General and History Websites

Washington Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Washington Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washington Co. MN Military Records