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Winona County, Minnesota Facts

Winona County

When was Winona County, MN Created?
Winona County was founded on April 4, 1854 from Fillmore County and Wabasha County.

What is the County Seat of Winona County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Winona and the county government website is http://www.co.winona.mn.us/

What counties are adjacent to Winona County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Wabasha County, Buffalo County, Wisconsin, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, Houston County, Fillmore County, Olmsted County.


Winona County, MN Vital Records

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


Winona County, MN Census Records

What Winona County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Winona 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.

Winona Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Winona Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Winona Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Winona 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


Winona County, MN Courthouse and Government Records


Winona County Courthouse

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


Winona County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Winona Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Winona Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Winona Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Winona Co. MN General and History Websites

Winona Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Winona Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Winona Co. MN Military Records

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