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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Stearns County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.stearns.mn.us/ Stearns County Courthouse]<br>;705 Courthouse Sq; <br>St. Cloud, MN 56303<br> Phone: 320.656.3855<br><br>Court Adminostratpr has divorce, probate and court records.<br>County Recorder has land records. <br>License Center has birth, marriage and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stearns County, Minnesota page 368, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Civil War service men from Stearns 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 Stearns County.  
 
Civil War service men from Stearns 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 Stearns County.  
  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)|1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)]], Company D.
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies D and E.  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies D and E.  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies D and G.  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies D and G.  
:- [[7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.
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:- [[7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.
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:- [[Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company E.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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All newspapers are available on microfilm at [http://archives.stearns-museum.org Stearns History Museum]
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*''St. Cloud Times'', 1861-2011 (weekly and daily)
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*''Der Nordstern'', 17 Feb 1876 - 27 Aug 1931 (1886 is missing)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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*[http://archives.stearns-museum.org Stearns History Museum Archives]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
*[[St Cloud Minnesota Family History Center]]
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*[[St Cloud Minnesota Family History Center]]
*[http://archives.stearns-museum.org Stearns History Museum Archives]
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://archives.stearns-museum.org Stearns History&nbsp;Museum Archives]
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/stearns/ Stearns County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/stearns/ Stearns County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Stearns|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Stearns|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}

Revision as of 23:36, 18 December 2012

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Stearns County Courthouse
;705 Courthouse Sq;
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320.656.3855

Court Adminostratpr has divorce, probate and court records.
County Recorder has land records.
License Center has birth, marriage and death records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1855--Stearns County was created 20 February 1855 from Cass, Nicollet, Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862), and Sibley Counties.
  • County seat: St. Cloud [2]
  • For a brief history of Stearns County's name, click here, then select Stearns County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities: Avon | Sartell | Spring Hill | St. Cloud | St. Joseph

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • William Bell Mitchell, History of Stearns County, Minnesota. Chicago : H.C. Cooper, Jr., 1915
  • Newton Horace Winchell, History of the Upper Mississippi Valley. Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Co., 1881

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Stearns 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 Stearns County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company D.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies D and E.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies D and G.
- 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company E.

Newspapers

All newspapers are available on microfilm at Stearns History Museum

  • St. Cloud Times, 1861-2011 (weekly and daily)
  • Der Nordstern, 17 Feb 1876 - 27 Aug 1931 (1886 is missing)

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), Stearns County, Minnesota page 368, 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).