Isanti County, Minnesota Genealogy
Guide to Isanti County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Isanti County, Minnesota|
Location in the state of Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
|Founded||February 13, 1857|
|Address|| Isanti County Courthouse|
555 18th Ave SW
Cambridge, MN 55008
Isanti 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 Dakota word meaning "knife" and refers to the Santee tribe. The County is located in the east central area of the state. 
Isanti County, Minnesota Record Dates
Clerk District Court has birth records from 1869,
marriage rec from 1871, death records from 1873,
burial records 1900-1908 and 1941-1979,
divorce and court records from 1872 and probate
records from 1892.
County Recorder has land records. 
- 1857--Isanti County was created 13 February 1857 from Ramsey County. County seat: Cambridge 
- For a brief history of how Isanti County was named, click here, then select Isanti County.
2011 About 70 percent of archives in the historical society building were destroyed by fire. Destroyed documents include church records, family histories, cemetery records, 1800s plat maps.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Braham | Cambridge | Isanti
Athens Township | Bradford Township | Cambridge Township | Dalbo Township | Isanti Township | Maple Ridge Township | North Branch Township | Oxford Township | Spencer Brook Township | Springvale Township | Stanchfield Township | Stanford Township | Wyanett Township
Andree | Athens | Blomford | Bodum | Bradford | Carmody | Crown | Dalbo | Day | Edgewood | Elm Park | Grandy | Oxlip | Pine Brook | Spencer Brook | Springvale | Stanley | Stanchfield | Stanford | Walbo | Weber | West Point | Wyanett
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|MNGenWeb Archives||WorldCat||Billion Graves|
|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, Isanti – LAND AND PROPERTY
Local histories are available for Isanti 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 Isanti 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
Isanti County Historical Society
PO Box 525
Isanti County Historical Society
33525 Flanders St NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
Central Minnesota Historical Center
Centennial Hall, 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.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Isanti County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isanti_County,_Minnesota accessed 13 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), Isanti County, Minnesota page 364, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).