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Guide to '''Cass County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:MN_ORP.png|Minnesota Online Genealogy Records}}
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| county = Cass County
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| founded year = 1851
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| founded date = March 31
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| seat = Walker
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| building address = Cass County Courthouse<br> 303 Minnesota Avenue West<br>P.O. Box 3000<br>Walker, MN 56484<br>Phone: 218-547-7260 <br> 218-547-7247 <br>[http://www.co.cass.mn.us/ '''Cass County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Cass County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>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</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1896
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1897
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1896
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1864
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1897
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.cass.mn.us/ Cass County Courthouse]<br>303 Minnesota Avenue West<br>P.O. Box 3000<br>Walker, MN 56484<br>Phone: 218-547-7260 218-547-7247
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<br><br><br>County Treasurer has birth and death records from 1896 <br>and marriage records from 1897. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1899, court records from 1898, <br>probate and naturalization records. <br>City or Town Clerks have burial records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cass County, Minnesota page 363, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
<br><br>County Treasurer has birth and death records from 1896 <br>and marriage records from 1897. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1899, court records from 1898, <br>probate and naturalization records. <br>City or Town Clerks have burial records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cass County, Minnesota page 363, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1851--'''Cass County was created 31 March 1851&nbsp;from [[Dakota County, Minnesota|Dakota]], [[Pembina County, Minnesota|Pembina]] (Old), [[Mahkahta County, Minnesota|Mahkahta]], Eliminated 1 Sep 1851, and [[Wahnata County, Minnesota|Wahnata]], Eliminated 1 Sep 1851,&nbsp;Counties.
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*'''1851--'''Cass County was created 31 March 1851&nbsp;from [[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota]], [[Pembina County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pembina]] (Old), [[Mahkahta County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mahkahta]], Eliminated 1 Sep 1851, and [[Wahnata County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wahnata]], Eliminated 1 Sep 1851,&nbsp;Counties.
  
'''County seat:''' Walker <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''County seat:''' Walker <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
*For a brief history of how Cass County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Cass County.
 
*For a brief history of how Cass County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Cass County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Minnesota County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/minnesota/ "Rotating Formation Minnesota County Boundary Maps"] (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Aitkin County, Minnesota|Aitkin]]  
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*[[Aitkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Aitkin]]  
*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota|Beltrami]]  
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*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota Genealogy|Beltrami]]  
*[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota|Crow Wing]]  
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*[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy|Crow Wing]]  
*[[Hubbard County, Minnesota|Hubbard]]  
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*[[Hubbard County, Minnesota Genealogy|Hubbard]]  
*[[Itasca County, Minnesota|Itasca]]  
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*[[Itasca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Itasca]]  
*[[Morrison County, Minnesota|Morrison]]  
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*[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy|Morrison]]  
*[[Todd County, Minnesota|Todd]]  
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*[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy|Todd]]  
*[[Wadena County, Minnesota|Wadena]]
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*[[Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wadena]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=25&GScnty=1320&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|838701|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=25&CScnty=1320 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mncass/index.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cass+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Minnesota&county=Cass&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/cass/cass.html MNGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/cass.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=20906&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=27&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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==== Census ====
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MN Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1912 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MN Land|Cass}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MN History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Mncass.jpg|right|250px|Mncass.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Cass}}
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====  Obituaries ====
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*'''1865-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MN Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1801 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9070 Minnesota Wills and Probate Records 1801-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MN Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MN Vital Intro}}
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=====Birth=====
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Death=====
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.casscountymuseum.org/index.html Cass County Historical Society]
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'''Cass County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 505<br>Walker 56484<br>[http://www.casscountymuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''North Central Minnesota Historical Center'''<br> The A. C. Clark Library<br> 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #28<br>Bemidji, MN 56601-2699<br> Telephone: 218-755-3342 <br>[http://www.bemidjistate.edu/library/ Website]<br><br>
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/mn-society-archive/ Minnesota Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/cass-county/ Cass County, MN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111162432339531980638 Minnesota Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/240275422649626 Minnesota Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/cass/ Cass County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/cass/ Cass County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Cass|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Cass|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mncass/ Cass County GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mncass/ Cass County GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/cass/ Cyndi's List:&nbsp;Cass County]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/cass/ Cyndi's List:&nbsp;Cass County]
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{{Minnesota|Minnesota}}  
  
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Latest revision as of 23:25, 20 June 2017

United States
Minnesota
Cass County

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


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Cass County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Cass County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 31, 1851
County Seat Walker
Courthouse
Address Cass County Courthouse
303 Minnesota Avenue West
P.O. Box 3000
Walker, MN 56484
Phone: 218-547-7260
218-547-7247
Cass County Website


County Information

Cass County, Minnesota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1896 1897 1896 1850 1864 1897

County Courthouse




County Treasurer has birth and death records from 1896
and marriage records from 1897.
Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1899, court records from 1898,
probate and naturalization records.
City or Town Clerks have burial records.[2]

History

Parent County

  • 1851--Cass County was created 31 March 1851 from Dakota, Pembina (Old), Mahkahta, Eliminated 1 Sep 1851, and Wahnata, Eliminated 1 Sep 1851, Counties.

County seat: Walker [3]

  • For a brief history of how Cass County was named, click here, then select Cass County.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Minnesota County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Minnesota County Boundary Maps" (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Backus | Bena | Boy River | Cass Lake | Chickamaw Beach | East Gull Lake | Federal Dam | Hackensack | Lake Shore | Longville | Motley | Pillager | Pine River | Remer | Walker

Townships

Ansel Township | Barclay Township | Becker Township | Beulah Township | Birch Lake Township | Blind Lake Township | Boy Lake Township | Boy River Township | Bull Moose Township | Bungo Township | Byron Township | Crooked Lake Township | Deerfield Township | Fairview Township | Gould Township | Hiram Township | Home Brook Township | Inguadona Township | Kego Township | Leech Lake Township | Lima Township | Loon Lake Township | Maple Township | May Township | McKinley Township | Meadow Brook Township| Moose Lake Township | Otter Tail Peninsula Township | Pike Bay Township | Pine Lake Township | Pine River Township | Ponto Lake Township | Poplar Township | Powers Township | Remer Township | Rogers Township | Salem Township | Shingobee Township | Slater Township | Smoky Hollow Township | Sylvan Township  | Thunder | Lake Township | Torrey Township | Trelipe Township || Turtle Lake Township | Wabedo Township | Walden Township | Wilkinson Township | Wilson Township | Woodrow Township

Unorganized

Wahnena | North Cass | North Central Cass | East Cass

Unincorporated

Outing | Pontoria

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Census

State Census

Church

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.


Court

Emigration and Immigration

Land

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, Cass – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cass 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.

Maps

Mncass.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

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

Taxation

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.


Birth
Marriage
Death

Societies and Libraries

Cass County Historical Society
PO Box 505
Walker 56484
Website

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

See also a List of Minnesota Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

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.

Websites

References

  1. 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
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cass County, Minnesota page 363, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).