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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Pennington County''  
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Guide to '''Pennington County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Click|Image:MN_ORP.png|Minnesota Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Pennington County
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| county_map = Minnesota Pennington County Map.svg.png
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| state = Minnesota
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| founded year = 1910
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| founded date = November 23
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| seat = Thief River Falls
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| building address = Pennington County Courthouse<br>
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101 Main Ave <br> PO Box 616 <br>Thief River Falls, MN 56701<br>Phone: 218.681.2522<br>[http://co.pennington.mn.us/ '''Pennington County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Pennington County, Minnesota Record Dates ====
  
[http://co.pennington.mn.us/ Pennington County Courthouse]<br>101 Main Ave; PO Box 616; <br>Thief River Falls, MN 56701<br>Phone:. 218.681.2522
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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" | [[Pennington County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pennington County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1910
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
County Recorder has birth, marriage, <br>death and burial, land and military records from 1910. <br>Court Administrator has divorce,<br>probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pennington County, Minnesota page 367, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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County Recorder has birth, marriage, <br>death and burial, land and military records from 1910. <br>Court Administrator has divorce,<br>probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pennington 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  ====
  
*'''1910--'''Pennington County was&nbsp;created 23 November 1910&nbsp;from [[Red Lake County, Minnesota|Red Lake ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Thief River Falls <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1910--'''Pennington County was&nbsp;created 23 November 1910&nbsp;from [[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Red Lake ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Thief River Falls <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<br>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota|Beltrami]]  
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*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota Genealogy|Beltrami]]  
*[[Clearwater County, Minnesota|Clearwater]]  
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*[[Clearwater County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clearwater]]  
*[[Marshall County, Minnesota|Marshall]]  
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*[[Marshall County, Minnesota Genealogy|Marshall]]  
*[[Polk County, Minnesota|Polk]]  
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*[[Polk County, Minnesota Genealogy|Polk]]  
*[[Red Lake County, Minnesota|Red Lake]]
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*[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Red Lake]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== 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=1366&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=25&CScnty=1365 Findagrave.com]
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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=Pennington&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*Institute of Museum and Library Services cemetery and obituary search for Pennington County.&nbsp; [http://pvillage.org/cemetery.asp Click here].
 
*Institute of Museum and Library Services cemetery and obituary search for Pennington County.&nbsp; [http://pvillage.org/cemetery.asp Click here].
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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}}
  
 
==== 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|Pennington}}
  
 
*Searchable index of historical land owners in Pennington County from the [http://pvillage.org/landsearch.asp Pennington Historical Society.]
 
*Searchable index of historical land owners in Pennington County from the [http://pvillage.org/landsearch.asp Pennington Historical Society.]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MN History Intro}}
  
 
*List of local pioneers who lived in or near Thief River Falls at the time of the Northern Railroad.&nbsp; Put together by the [http://pvillage.org/viewdoc.asp?DocumentID=10016 Pennington Co. Historical Society].
 
*List of local pioneers who lived in or near Thief River Falls at the time of the Northern Railroad.&nbsp; Put together by the [http://pvillage.org/viewdoc.asp?DocumentID=10016 Pennington Co. Historical Society].
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Mnpennington.jpg|right|250px|Mnpennington.jpg]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Pennington}}
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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://www.mnhistoricnw.org/pchsvillage.htm Pennington Historical Society<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236094880548_863" />]
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'''Pennington County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 127 <br>Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village<br> 825 Oakland Park Road<br>Thief River Falls 56701-0127<br> Telephone: 218-681-5767<br>[http://www.pvillage.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Northwest Minnesota Historical Center'''<br> Livingston Lord Library<br>Moorhead State University<br> Moorhead, MN 56560 <br><br>
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==== 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/pennington/ Pennington County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/pennington/ Pennington County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Pennington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Pennington|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.mnhistoricnw.org/pchsvillage.htm Pennington Historical Society<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236094880548_863" />]
  
 
== References  ==
 
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{{Minnesota|Minnesota}}
  
 
[[Category:Pennington_County,_Minnesota]]
 
[[Category:Pennington_County,_Minnesota]]
 
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Latest revision as of 20:40, 23 August 2017

United States
Minnesota
Pennington County

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


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Pennington County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Pennington County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 23, 1910
County Seat Thief River Falls
Courthouse
Address Pennington County Courthouse

101 Main Ave
PO Box 616
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Phone: 218.681.2522
Pennington County Website


County Information

Pennington County, Minnesota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1910 1910 1910 1850 1880 1910

County Courthouse

County Recorder has birth, marriage,
death and burial, land and military records from 1910.
Court Administrator has divorce,
probate and court records. [2]

History

Parent County

  • 1910--Pennington County was created 23 November 1910 from Red Lake County.  County seat: Thief River Falls [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

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 Billion Graves
MNGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services cemetery and obituary search for Pennington County.  Click here.

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.


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, Pennington – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Pennington 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

Mnpennington.jpg

Military

Newspapers

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

Pennington County Historical Society
PO Box 127
Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village
825 Oakland Park Road
Thief River Falls 56701-0127
Telephone: 218-681-5767
Website

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


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), Pennington County, Minnesota page 367, 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).