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Wright 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
Wright County, Minnesota Facts
When was Wright County, MN Created?
Wright County was founded on February 20, 1855 from Cass County and Sibley County.
What is the County Seat of Wright County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Buffalo and the county government website is http://www.co.wright.mn.us/
What counties are adjacent to Wright County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Sherburne County, Hennepin County, Carver County, McLeod County, Meeker County, Stearns County.
Wright County, MN Vital Records
Where can find Wright County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Wright County vital records can be found at the Minnesota Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth records 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 Wright 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
Wright County, MN Census Records
What Wright County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Wright 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.
Wright Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wright Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Wright Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.
Wright 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
Wright County, MN Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Wright County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Wright 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 Wright 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.
- Wright County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 10 Second Street N.W., Buffalo , MN 55313
- Phone: (763) 682-7539
- Wright County Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1868
- Marriage Records: 1856
- Land Records: 1856
- Wright County Court Administrator
- Probate Records: 1854
- Court Records: 1858
- Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985
- Minnesota Land Records
- BLM Land Records
Wright County, MN Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Wright County, MN?
A list of Wright County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Minnesota Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Wright County Historical Society, 2001 Highway 25 N, Buffalo MN 55313-3303, Phone: 763 682-7323
- Cokato Finnish-American Society, 10783 County Road 3 SW, Cokato MN 55321-4408; Phone: 320 286-2833
- Cokato Historical Society, Museum & Library, PO Box 686, 175 4th St West, Cokato MN, Phone: 320 286-2427
- Minnesota Pioneer Park, 725 Pioneer Park Trl, Annandale MN 55302-3128, Phone: 320 274-8489
- Rockford Area Historical Society, Ames-Florida-Stork House, PO Box 186, Rockford MN 55373-0186, Phone: 763 477-5383
- Central Minnesota Historical Center, Centennial Hall, Room 148, St. Cloud University, St. Cloud, MN 56301
- 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 Wright County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Wright County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Wright County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Wright County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Wright 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.
Wright 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)
- Wright County, Minnesota Books (amazon.com)
- Search Minnesota Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Wright County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Wright Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records
- Minnesota Cemetery Research Guide
- Wright Co., Minnesota Graves (findagrave.com)
- Wright County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Select Counties (search.ancestry.com)
- Wright Co., Minnesota Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Wright Co., Minnesota Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Minnesota Church & Bible Research Guide
- Wright County, Minnesota Church Books (amazon.com)
Wright Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Minnesota Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Wright Co. MN General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Minnesota
- Wright County, Minnesota Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Wright County, Minnesota Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Wright Co. MN Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Wright County, Minnesota (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Minnesota – Counties – Wright (cyndislist.com)
- Wright County Minnesota (genealogytrails.com)
- Wright Co. MNGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Wright County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Wright Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Wright Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Minnesota
- Minnesota Naturalization Records Index, 1854-1957 (search.ancestry.com)
Wright Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Minnesota Links and Information
- 1895 Wright County Map (livgenmi.com)
- Wright County D.O.T. Road and Highway Maps
Wright 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 Wright County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.