Olmsted County, Minnesota Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
This county, established February 20, 1855, was named in honor of David Olmsted, first mayor of St. Paul, in 1854, who in 1855 removed to Winona, in the county of that name, adjoining Olmsted county.
County seat: Rochester 
- For a brief history of how Olmsted County was named, click here. Then select Olmsted County.
- Pine Island
Cascade | Dover | Eyota | Elmira | Farmington | Haverhill | High Forest & 45 | Kalmar | Marion |New Haven | Orion| Oronoco | Pleasant Grove | Quincy | Rochester | Rock Dell & 45| Salem | Viola
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 US Federal Censuses for Olmsted, Minnesota can be found at FamilySearch Record Search - Pilot. Free searchable name indexes and images are available for most census years.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Civil War service men from Olmsted 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 Olmsted County.
- - 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies A and B.
- - 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies C and K.
- - 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- - 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- - 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company D.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
• Ole & Lena: the genealogy and local history of a Norwegian settlement (Dodge and Olmsted counties in Minnesota) http://web.mac.com/moiseth/Ole_and_Lena:_genealogy_/Welcome.html
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).