Carver County, Minnesota Genealogy

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Guide to Carver County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Carver County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Carver County
Location in the state of Minnesota
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Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1855
County Seat Chaska
Address Carver County Courthouse
600 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: 952-361-1500
Phone: 612-361-1930
Carver County Website

County Courthouse

Court Administrator has divorce, probate and court records from 1856.
County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and land records from 1870. [1]


Parent County

  • 1855--Carver County was created 20 February 1855 from Hennepin and Sibley Counties. County seat: Chaska [2]
  • For a brief history of how Carver County was named, click here.  Then select Carver County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


Carver | Chanhassen | Chaska | Cologne | Hamburg | Mayer | New Germany | Norwood Young America | Victoria | Waconia | Watertown


Benton Township | Camden Township | Dahlgren Township  | Hancock Township | Hollywood Township | Laketown Township | San Francisco Township | Waconia Township | Watertown Township | Young America Township


San Francisco

Neighboring Counties




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.



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 Carver 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

Civil War service men from Carver County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Carver County.

- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company B.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies D and E.
- 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company G.
- 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies B and H.


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


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

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carver County, Minnesota page 362, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).