Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy
Guide to Crow Wing County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Crow Wing County, Minnesota|
Location in the state of Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
|Founded||May 23, 1857|
|Address|| Crow Wing County Courthouse|
326 Laurel Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Crow Wing County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places/Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 Websites
- 8 References
The County was named for the Crow Wing River. The County is located in the central area of the state.
Crow Wing County, Minnesota Record Dates
County Treasurer has birth records from 1873,
marriage records from 1871 and death records from 1874.
Court Administrator has divorce, probateand court records.
County Recorder has land records from 1867
and military discharge records from 1919. 
- 1857--Crow Wing County was created 23 May 1857 from Ramsey County. County seat: Brainerd 
- For a brief history of how Crow Wing County was named, click here, then select Crow Wing County.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Baxter | Brainerd | Breezy Point | Crosby | Crosslake | Cuyuna | Deerwood | Emily | Fifty Lakes | Fort Ripley | Garrison | Ironton | Jenkins | Manhattan Beach | Nisswa | Pequot Lakes | Riverton | Trommald
Bay Lake Township | Center Township | Crow Wing Township | Daggett Brook Township | Deerwood Township | Fairfield Township | Fort Ripley Township | Gail Lake Township | Garrison Township | Ideal Township | Irondale Township | Jenkins Township | Lake Edwards Township | Little Pine Township | Long Lake Township | Maple Grove Township | Mission Township \ Nokay Lake Township | Oak Lawn Township | Pelican Township | Perry Lake Township | Platte Lake Township | Rabbit Lake Township | Roosevelt Township | Ross Lake Township | Sibley Township | St. Mathias Township | Timothy Township | Wolford Township
Dean Lake | West Crow Wing
Old Crow Wing
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.|
- 1865 - Minnesota State Census, 1865 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1885 - Minnesota State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1905 - Minnesota State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — index and images
Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Minnesota Church Records.
Emigration and Immigration
The county register of deeds keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.
Land records for Minnesota are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
MINNESOTA, Crow Wing – LAND AND PROPERTY
Local histories are available for Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Minnesota Local Histories.
- Civil War veteran burials in Crow Wing County. Click here.
Regiments. Service men in Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy:
- - 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Probate records may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Minnesota Probate Records for additional information.
Online Probate Records
Minnesota tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Minnesota Taxation.
A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Minnesota State Registrar of Vital Records, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred], order electronically online ($) or download an application for Minnesota Birth Certificate and Death Certificates Applications to mail.
Societies and Libraries
Crow Wing County Historical Society and Museum
PO Box 722
320 Laurel St
Brainerd MN 56401-0722
Telephone: 218 829-3268
Crow Wing County Genealogical Society
2103 Graydon Ave
Brainerd MN 56401-4516
Telephone: 218 829-9738
Crosslake Area Historical Society
PO Box 134
Crosslake MN 56442-0134
Telephone: 218 692-4836
Cuyuna Heritage Preservation Society
PO Box 272
Crosby, MN 56441
Cuyuna Range Historical Society
P.O. Box 128
101 - 1st Street NE
Crosby, MN 56441
Central Minnesota Historical Center
Room 148 St
Cloud University, St. Cloud, MN 56301
Family History Centers
Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
- Crow Wing County, MN Genealogy Forum (GenForum)
- FamilySearch Catalog
- Crow Wing County GenWeb
- Cyndis's List: Crow Wing County
- Wikipedia contributors, "Crow Wing County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crow_Wing_County,_Minnesota accessed 8 Nov 2018
- Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 385-403. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crow Wing County, Minnesota page 363, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).