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Guide to '''Fillmore County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = Fillmore County Courthouse<br> 101 Fillmore Street<br>Preston, MN 55965<br>Phone: 507-765-3356 <BR> (Court Administration)<br>Phone: 507-765-4701
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<br>[http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/default.htm '''Fillmore County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Fillmore 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" | '''[[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/default.htm Fillmore County Courthouse]<br>101 Fillmore Street<br>Preston, MN 55965<br>Phone: 507-765-3356 (Court Administration)<br>Phone: 507-765-4701
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<br> County Administrator has birth and death records from 1870, <br>marriage records from 1865, divorce and court records <br>from 1885and probate records from 1858. <br>County Recorder has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fillmore County, Minnesota page 364, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
County&nbsp; Administrator has birth and death records from 1870, <br>marriage records from 1865, divorce&nbsp;and court records from 1885<br>and probate records from 1858; County Recorder has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fillmore County, Minnesota page 364, {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  ====
  
*'''1853--'''Fillmore County was created 5&nbsp;March 1853&nbsp;from [[Wabasha County, Minnesota|Wabasha]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Preston <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''1853--'''Fillmore County was created 5&nbsp;March 1853&nbsp;from [[Wabasha County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wabasha]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Preston <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*For a brief history of how Fillmore County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here].&nbsp; Then select Fillmore County.
 
*For a brief history of how Fillmore County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here].&nbsp; Then select Fillmore County.
  
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==== 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  ====
  
*[[Houston County, Minnesota|Houston]]  
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*[[Houston County, Minnesota Genealogy|Houston]]  
*[[Howard County, Iowa|Howard County, Iowa]]  
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*[[Howard County, Iowa Genealogy|Howard County, Iowa]]  
*[[Mower County, Minnesota|Mower]]  
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*[[Mower County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mower]]  
*[[Olmsted County, Minnesota|Olmsted]]  
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*[[Olmsted County, Minnesota Genealogy|Olmsted]]  
*[[Winneshiek County, Iowa|Winneshiek County, Iowa]]  
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*[[Winneshiek County, Iowa Genealogy|Winneshiek County, Iowa]]  
*[[Winona County, Minnesota|Winona]]
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*[[Winona County, Minnesota Genealogy|Winona]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=1332&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|334743|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=1332 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://theusgenweb.org/mn/fillmore/cemeteries.htm USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Fillmore+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=Fillmore&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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==== Census ====
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MN Church Intro}}
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'''Bloomfield Lutheran Church, Ostrander'''
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*Records of Bloomfield Lutheran Church, Ostrander, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
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'''Fillmore County'''
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*Records of American Lutheran Church, Fillmore County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''First Lutheran Church, Whalan'''
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*Records of First Lutheran Church, Whalan, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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'''Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony'''
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*Records of Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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'''Henrytown Lutheran Church, Canton'''
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*Records of the Henrytown Lutheran Church, Canton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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'''Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Peterson'''
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*Records of Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Peterson, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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'''Mabel'''
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*Records of the Lutheran Church, Mabel, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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'''Ostrander'''
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*Records of Ostrander Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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'''Rushford'''
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*Records of American Lutheran Church, Rushford, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''Spring Valley'''
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*Records of American Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== 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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MN Land|Fillmore}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MN History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Mnfillmore.jpg|right|250px|Mnfillmore.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== '''Civil War'''  ====
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===== '''Civil War'''  =====
  
 
Civil War service men from Fillmore County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Fillmore County.  
 
Civil War service men from Fillmore County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Fillmore County.  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)|1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)]], Companies F and I.  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)|1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)]], Companies F and I.  
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:- [[8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company D.  
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company D.  
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.  
 
:- [[11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.  
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:- [[15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry|15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry]], Company K.
 
:- [[Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company D.
 
:- [[Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company D.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Fillmore}}
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====  Obituaries ====
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*'''1865-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Death=====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://fillmorecountyhistory.wordpress.com/ Fillmore County Historical Society]
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'''Fillmore County Historical Society'''<br>Route 1, Box 81-D<br>Fountain 55935<br><br>
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'''Fillmore County History Center and Genealogy Library'''<br> 202 County Rd 8<br>Fountain MN 55935<br>Telephone: 507-268-4449<br>[http://fillmorecountyhistory.wordpress.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Harmony Area Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 291<br> 15 2nd Street NW<br> Harmony, MN 55939<br>Telephone: 507-886-2469 <br><br>
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'''Preston Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 138<br> Preston MN 55965<br><br>
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'''Rushford Area Historical Society'''<br> 403 East North St.<br> Rushford, MN 55971<br>Telephone: 507-864-7560<br><br>
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'''Spring Valley Community Historical Society'''<br> 220 W Courtland St<br> Spring Valley MN 55975-1232<br> Telephone: 507-346-7659<br><br>
  
 
==== 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 ==
  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/fillmore/ Fillmore County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/fillmore/ Fillmore County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Fillmore|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/ FamilySearch]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnfillmo/ Fillmore County GenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnfillmo/ Fillmore County GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/fillmore/ Cyndi's List: Fillmore County]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/fillmore/ Cyndi's List: Fillmore County]
  
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Latest revision as of 19:58, 23 August 2017

United States
Minnesota
Fillmore County

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


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Fillmore County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Fillmore County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 1853, 1853
County Seat Preston
Courthouse
Address Fillmore County Courthouse
101 Fillmore Street
Preston, MN 55965
Phone: 507-765-3356
(Court Administration)
Phone: 507-765-4701


Fillmore County Website


County Information

Fillmore County, Minnesota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870 1856 1870 1850 1853 1857

County Courthouse


County Administrator has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1865, divorce and court records
from 1885and probate records from 1858.
County Recorder has land records. [2]

History

Parent County

  • 1853--Fillmore County was created 5 March 1853 from Wabasha County.  County seat: Preston [3]
  • For a brief history of how Fillmore County was named, click here.  Then select Fillmore County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Canton | Chatfield | Fountain | Harmony | Lanesboro | Mabel | Ostrander | Peterson | Preston | Rushford Village | Rushford | Spring Valley | Whalan | Wykoff

Townships

Amherst Township | Arendahl Township | Beaver Township | Bloomfield Township | Bristol Township | Canton| Township | Carimona Township | Carrolton Township | Chatfield Township | Fillmore Township | Forestville Township | Fountain Township | Harmony Township | Holt Township | Jordan Township | Newburg Township | Norway Township | Pilot Mound Township | Preble Township | Preston Township | Spring Valley Township | Sumner Township

Unincorporated

Forestville | Prosper 

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
MNInterment
MNGravestones
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.


Lutheran

Bloomfield Lutheran Church, Ostrander

  • Records of Bloomfield Lutheran Church, Ostrander, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Fillmore County

  • Records of American Lutheran Church, Fillmore County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

First Lutheran Church, Whalan

  • Records of First Lutheran Church, Whalan, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony

  • Records of Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Henrytown Lutheran Church, Canton

  • Records of the Henrytown Lutheran Church, Canton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Peterson

  • Records of Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, Peterson, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Mabel

  • Records of the Lutheran Church, Mabel, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Ostrander

  • Records of Ostrander Lutheran Church in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Rushford

  • Records of American Lutheran Church, Rushford, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Spring Valley

  • Records of American Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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, Fillmore – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Fillmore 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

Mnfillmore.jpg

Military

Civil War

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


- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Companies F and I.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Company D.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company A.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company B.
- 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company K.
- 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company E.
- 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company D.
- 11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- 15th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, Company K.
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company D.

Newspapers

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

Fillmore County Historical Society
Route 1, Box 81-D
Fountain 55935

Fillmore County History Center and Genealogy Library
202 County Rd 8
Fountain MN 55935
Telephone: 507-268-4449
Website

Harmony Area Historical Society
PO Box 291
15 2nd Street NW
Harmony, MN 55939
Telephone: 507-886-2469

Preston Historical Society
PO Box 138
Preston MN 55965

Rushford Area Historical Society
403 East North St.
Rushford, MN 55971
Telephone: 507-864-7560

Spring Valley Community Historical Society
220 W Courtland St
Spring Valley MN 55975-1232
Telephone: 507-346-7659

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), Fillmore County, Minnesota page 364, 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).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "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.