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Marshall County, Minnesota Genealogy

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


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Marshall County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 25, 1879
County Seat Warren
Courthouse
Address Marshall County Courthouse
208 E Colvin Avenue
Warren, MN 56762
Phone: 218.745.4816
Marshall County Website


County InformationEdit

DescriptionEdit

The County was named for William Rainey Marshall, 5th Governor of Minnesota. The County is located in the northwest area of the state. [1]

Marshall County, Minnesota Record DatesEdit

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1882 1882 1882 1882 1883 1891 1836
Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

County CourthouseEdit

Court Administrator has birth, marriage and death records from 1882,
divorce and probate records from 1891 and court records.
County Recorder has land records from 1883 and military records from 1919. [3]

HistoryEdit

Parent CountyEdit

  • 1879--Marshall County was created 25 February 1879 from Kittson County.  County seat: Warren [4]
  • For a brief history of how Marshall County was named, click here, then select Marshall County.

Boundary ChangesEdit

Record LossEdit

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

Places/LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

For a list of cities and towns go to hometownlocator.com or wikipedia.com.

Neighboring CountiesEdit

ResourcesEdit

CemeteriesEdit

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

CensusEdit

State Census

ChurchEdit

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.


LutheranEdit
  • Records of Nazareth Lutheran Church, Holt, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[5]

CourtEdit

Emigration and ImmigrationEdit

LandEdit

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, Marshall – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local HistoriesEdit

Local histories are available for Marshall 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.

MapsEdit

Pembina CountyWalsh CountyGrand Forks CountyKittson CountyRoseau CountyBeltrami CountyPennington CountyPolk CountyMN MARSHALL.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


MilitaryEdit

World War IIEdit

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit

NewspapersEdit

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

ObituariesEdit

ProbateEdit

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

TaxationEdit

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 RecordsEdit

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.


BirthEdit
MarriageEdit
DeathEdit

Societies and LibrariesEdit

Marshall County Historical Society
PO Box 103
808 East Johnson Ave
Warren MN 56762-0103
Telephone: 218-745-4803

Argyle Historical Society
PO Box 338
Argyle MN 56713
Telephone: 218-437-6640

Red River Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 9284
112 N University Drive Suite L116
Fargo, ND 58106
Website

Northwest Minnesota Historical Center
Livingston Lord Library
Moorhead State University
Moorhead, MN 56560


Family History CentersEdit

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.

WebsitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Marshall County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_County,_Minnesota accessed 13 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marshall County, Minnesota. Page 362-370 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 362-365.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marshall County, Minnesota page 366, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. "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.