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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Freeborn County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Freeborn County''
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Guide to '''Freeborn County Minnesota genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Freeborn County
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| county_map = Minnesota Freeborn County Map.svg.png
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| state = Minnesota
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| founded year = 1855
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| founded date = February 20
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| seat = Albert Lea
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| building address = Freeborn County Courthouse<br>411 S Broadway Avenue<br>Albert Lea, MN 56007<br>Phone: 507.377.5153 <br>[http://www.co.freeborn.mn.us/default.aspx '''Freeborn County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br> Details: <br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870, <br>marriage and&nbsp;court records from 1857. County Recorder has land records from 1854. <br>Probate Office has probate records from 1866. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Freeborn 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  ====
  
*'''1855--'''Freeborn County was created 20 February 1855&nbsp;from[[Blue_Earth_County,_Minnesota|Blue Earth ]]and [[Rice_County,_Minnesota|Rice]] Counties.
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*'''1855--'''Freeborn County was created 20 February 1855&nbsp;from [[Blue Earth County, Minnesota|Blue Earth]] and [[Rice County, Minnesota|Rice]] Counties.
  
'''County seat: '''Albert Lea <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: '''Albert Lea <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*For a brief history of how Freeborn County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here].&nbsp; Then select Freeborn County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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===== Cities  =====
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Albert Lea | Alden | Armstrong | Clarks Grove | Conger | Emmons | Freeborn | Geneva | Glenville | Gordonsville | Hartland | Hayward | Hollandale | Manchester | Mansfield | Myrtle | Oakland | Petran | Twin Lakes
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===== Townships<br>  =====
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Albert Lea Township | Alden Township | Bancroft Township | Bath Township | Carlston Township | Freeborn Township | Freeman Township | Geneva Township | Hartland Township | Hayward Township | London Township | Manchester Township | Mansfield Township | Moscow Township | Newry Township | Nunda Township | Oakland Township | Pickerel Lake Township | Riceland Township | Shell Rock Township
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Dodge County, Minnesota|Dodge]]
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*[[Faribault County, Minnesota|Faribault]]
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*[[Mower County, Minnesota|Mower]]
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*[[Steele County, Minnesota|Steele]]
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*[[Waseca County, Minnesota|Waseca]]
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*[[Winnebago County, Iowa|Winnebago County, Iowa]]
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*[[Worth County, Iowa|Worth County, Iowa]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== '''Civil War'''  ====
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Civil War service men from Freeborn 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 Freeborn County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)|1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)]], Company H.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company C.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company F.
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:- [[5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company C.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company E.
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==== Naturalization Records  ====
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*Naturalization records in the Freeborn County District Court.&nbsp; Click [http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/SAM024.html here].
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.smig.net/fchm/Index.html Freeborn County Historical Museum]&nbsp; Information about records in the historical library, lists of cemeteries, a county history&nbsp;and more.
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201355&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Freeborn&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/freeborn/ Freeborn County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Freeborn|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 03:24, 12 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png 'Freeborn County

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

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Online Records



Freeborn County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Freeborn County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1855
County Seat Albert Lea
Courthouse
Address Freeborn County Courthouse
411 S Broadway Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507.377.5153
Freeborn County Website


County Courthouse


Details:

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage and court records from 1857. County Recorder has land records from 1854.
Probate Office has probate records from 1866. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1855--Freeborn County was created 20 February 1855 from Blue Earth and Rice Counties.

County seat: Albert Lea [2]

  • For a brief history of how Freeborn County was named, click here.  Then select Freeborn County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Albert Lea | Alden | Armstrong | Clarks Grove | Conger | Emmons | Freeborn | Geneva | Glenville | Gordonsville | Hartland | Hayward | Hollandale | Manchester | Mansfield | Myrtle | Oakland | Petran | Twin Lakes

Townships

Albert Lea Township | Alden Township | Bancroft Township | Bath Township | Carlston Township | Freeborn Township | Freeman Township | Geneva Township | Hartland Township | Hayward Township | London Township | Manchester Township | Mansfield Township | Moscow Township | Newry Township | Nunda Township | Oakland Township | Pickerel Lake Township | Riceland Township | Shell Rock Township

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Freeborn 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 Freeborn County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company H.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company C.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company F.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company E.

Naturalization Records

  • Naturalization records in the Freeborn County District Court.  Click here.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Freeborn County, Minnesota page 364, 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).