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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Otter Tail County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Otter Tail County''' Aitki
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.otter-tail.mn.us/courthouse/ Otter Tail County Courthouse]<br>121 W Junis Avenue<br>Fergus Falls, MN 56537<br>Phone: 218.739.2271<br><br>Clerk Deeds Court has birth and death records from 1870,<br>marriage records from 1869, divorce records from 1897, <br>probate and court records from 1872. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otter County, Minnesota page 367, {{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  ====
  
'''1858--'''Otter Tail County was created from Cass and Pembina (now Kittson) Counties but was not formally organized until 1868. During this period it may have been attached to Stearns, Crow Wing, and Douglas counties for judicial purposes. '''County seat:''' Fergus Falls <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1858--'''Otter Tail County was created 18 March 1858&nbsp;from [[Cass County, Minnesota|Cass]] and Pembina&nbsp;(Old) Counties&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Fergus Falls <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 Otter Tail County's name, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Otter Tail County.
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Becker County, Minnesota|Becker]]
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*[[Clay County, Minnesota|Clay]]
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*[[Douglas County, Minnesota|Douglas]]
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*[[Grant County, Minnesota|Grant]]
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*[[Todd County, Minnesota|Todd]]
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*[[Wadena County, Minnesota|Wadena]]
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*[[Wilkin County, Minnesota|Wilkin]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Church  ====
 
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LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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*Fergus Falls
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*John W. Mason, ed. ''History of Otter Tail County, Minnesota&nbsp;: its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representive citizens and genealogial records of many of the old families''. Indianapolis&nbsp;: B. F. Bowen, 1916<br>
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*Tweton, Jerome D. ''The New Deal: At the Grass Roots''. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1988. Print.
  
 
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[http://dsf.chesco.org/archives/cwp/view.asp?a=3&Q=653481 Military History]:
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Listing of individuals from this county for these wars:
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*World&nbsp;War 1
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*World War II&nbsp;
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*Korean War
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*Vietnam War
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Otter Tail County Genealogical Society, 1110 W. Lincoln Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
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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=201579&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Otter+Tail&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/ottertail/ Otter Tail County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Otter+Tail|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://minnesota-genealogy.com/Otter-Tail-County-Genealogy.htm Otter Tail County Genealogy] (Minnesota Genealogy)<br>
  
 
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Online Records


County Courthouse

Otter Tail County Courthouse
121 W Junis Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218.739.2271

Clerk Deeds Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1869, divorce records from 1897,
probate and court records from 1872. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1858--Otter Tail County was created 18 March 1858 from Cass and Pembina (Old) Counties  County seat: Fergus Falls [2]
  • For a brief history of Otter Tail County's name, click here, then select Otter Tail County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fergus Falls

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • John W. Mason, ed. History of Otter Tail County, Minnesota : its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representive citizens and genealogial records of many of the old families. Indianapolis : B. F. Bowen, 1916
  • Tweton, Jerome D. The New Deal: At the Grass Roots. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1988. Print.

Maps

Military

Military History:

Listing of individuals from this county for these wars:

  • World War 1
  • World War II 
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Otter Tail County Genealogical Society, 1110 W. Lincoln Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otter County, Minnesota page 367, 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).