Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy
|Wadena County, Minnesota|
Location in the state of Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
|Founded||June 11, 1858|
Wadena 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 An old trading post and common Ojibwe name. The County is located in the central area of the state. 
Wadena County, Minnesota Record Dates
- 1858--Wadena County was created 11 June 1858 from Cass and Todd Counties. County seat: Wadena 
- For a brief history of how Wadena County was named, click here, then select Wadena County.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
|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
First Lutheran Church, Staples
- Records of First Lutheran Church, Staples, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wadena
- Records of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wadena, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wadena
- Records of Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wadena, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
St. Pauli Lutheran Church, Verndale
- Records of St. Pauli Lutheran Church, Verndale, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
Emigration and Immigration
- Family Maps of Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Online Probate Records
A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Minnesota State Registrar of Vital Records, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred], order electronically online ($) or download an application for Minnesota Birth Certificate and Death Certificates Applications to mail.
Societies and Libraries
Wadena County Historical Society
603 North Jefferson
Menahga Area Historical Society
320 Helsinki Boulevard NE
Menahga MN 56464
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, "Wadena County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadena_County,_Minnesota accessed 15 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
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.