Hubbard County, Minnesota Genealogy

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Hubbard County

Guide to Hubbard County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Hubbard County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Hubbard County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1883
County Seat Park Rapids
Address Hubbard County Courthouse
301 Court Street
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: 218.732.3552
Hubbard County Website

County Information


The County was named for Lucius Frederick Hubbard, ninth Governor of Minnesota. The County is located in the north central area of the state. [1]

Hubbard County, Minnesota Record Dates

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1885 1884 1887 1887 1883 1884 1836
Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse

County Recorder has birth, death and land records.
License Center has marriage records.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and court records. [3]


Parent County

  • 1883--Hubbard County was created 26 February 1883 from Cass County. County seat: Park Rapids [4]
  • For a brief history of how Hubbard County was named, click here, then select Hubbard County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

No records destroyed, though county courthouse was destroyed by fire about 1890.


Populated Places


Akeley | Laporte | |Nevis | Park Rapids


Akeley Township | Arago Township | Badoura Township | Clay Township | Clover Township | Crow Wing Lake Township | Farden Township | Fern Township | Guthrie Township | Hart Lake Township | Helga Township |Hendrickson Township | Henrietta Township | Hubbard Township | Lake Alice Township | Lake Emma Township | Lake George Township | Lake Hattie Township | Lakeport Township | Mantrap Township | Nevis Township | Rockwood Township | Schoolcraft Township | Steamboat River Township | Straight River Township | Thorpe Township | Todd Township | White Oak Township



Neighboring Counties



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
MNGenWeb Archives WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.


State Census


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:


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hubbard 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.





Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hubbard 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.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

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.

See also Minnesota Vital Records or How to order Minnesota Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Societies and Libraries

Hubbard County Historical Society
PO Box 327
Park Rapids 56470

Paul Bunyan Historical Society
West Broadway
PO Box 118 (Mailing)
Akeley, MN 56433
Telephone: 218-652-2575

North Central Minnesota Historical Center
The A. C. Clark Library
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #28
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
Telephone: 218-755-3342

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.



  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Hubbard County, Minnesota" in,_Minnesota accessed 13 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hubbard County, Minnesota. Page 362-370 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 362-365.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hubbard County, Minnesota page 364, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).