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Guide to '''Stevens County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded year = 1862
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| founded date = February 20
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| seat = Morris
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| building address = Stevens County Courthouse<br> 400 Colorado Avenue<br>Morris, MN 56267<br>Phone: 320-589-7287<br>Phone: 320.589.7414<br>[http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/ '''Stevens County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Stevens County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
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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" | '''[[Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1872
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1875
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/ Stevens County Courthouse]<br>400 Colorado Avenue<br>Morris, MN 56267<br>Phone: 320-589-7287<br>Phone: 320.589.7414<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1872,<br> marriage records from 1869, divorce and court records<br> from 1873 and probate records from 1901.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1871. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stevens County, Minnesota page 369, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1872,<br> marriage records from 1869, divorce and court records<br> from 1873 and probate records from 1901.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1871. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stevens County, Minnesota page 369, {{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  ====
  
'''1862--'''Stevens County was created 20 February 1862&nbsp;from Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862) County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Morris <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1862--'''Stevens County was created 20 February 1862&nbsp;from Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862) County and unorganized territory.<br>'''County seat:''' Morris <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
*For a brief history of how Stevens County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Stevens County.
 
*For a brief history of how Stevens County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Stevens County.
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota|Big Stone]]  
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*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Big Stone]]  
*[[Douglas County, Minnesota|Douglas]]  
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*[[Douglas County, Minnesota Genealogy|Douglas]]  
*[[Grant County, Minnesota|Grant]]  
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*[[Grant County, Minnesota Genealogy|Grant]]  
*[[Pope County, Minnesota|Pope]]  
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*[[Pope County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pope]]  
*[[Swift County, Minnesota|Swift]]  
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*[[Swift County, Minnesota Genealogy|Swift]]  
*[[Traverse County, Minnesota|Traverse]]
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*[[Traverse County, Minnesota Genealogy|Traverse]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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=1384&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|627024|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=25&CScnty=1384 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnsteven/cemeteries.htm USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Stevens+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=Stevens&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/stevens/stevens.html MNGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21478&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=10&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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*The Stevens County Historical Society has a free cemetery transcription database available [http://cemeteries.stevenshistorymuseum.com/pub/home.php here].
 
*The Stevens County Historical Society has a free cemetery transcription database available [http://cemeteries.stevenshistorymuseum.com/pub/home.php 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}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''First Lutheran Church, Morris'''
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*Records of First Lutheran Church, Morris, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
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==== Church  ====
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{{MN Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''First Lutheran Church, Morris'''
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*Records of First Lutheran Church, Morris, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"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.</ref>
  
 
==== 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|Stevens}}
  
 
*Land Deeds; Starting 1872; [http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=866 County Recorder]
 
*Land Deeds; Starting 1872; [http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=866 County Recorder]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MN History Intro}}
  
 
*Stevens County Historical Society. ''Stevens County''. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Print.  
 
*Stevens County Historical Society. ''Stevens County''. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Print.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mnstevens.jpg|right|250px|Mnstevens.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~22596~750109:Counties-of-Grant,-Traverse,-Big-St?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=w4s:/where/Minnesota;q:stevens%2Bcounty;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=0&trs=1 1874 Map of Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, and Traverse counties]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~22596~750109:Counties-of-Grant,-Traverse,-Big-St?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=w4s:/where/Minnesota;q:stevens%2Bcounty;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=0&trs=1 1874 Map of Big Stone, Grant, Stevens, and Traverse counties]
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*Military Discharges; Starting 1919; [http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=866 County Recorder]
 
*Military Discharges; Starting 1919; [http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=866 County Recorder]
  
==== Newspapers/Periodicals<ref>Minnesota Historical Society Library Catalogue: Stevens County Newspapers. http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/EPR3BN3GQDS2N8QYT7LATNLQYYAQAQ7RYS84XN6H67KNCYVFT3-63997?func=find-acc&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;acc_sequence=082018474 (accessed November 7, 2011).</ref> ====
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==== Newspapers/Periodicals  ====
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{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Stevens}}
  
 
*[http://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&vl%28freeText0%29=%22Minnesota%2c+Stevens+-+Genealogy+-+Periodicals%22&tab=default_tab&mode=Basic&scp.scps=scope%3a%28DCMS-FHD%29&vid=FHD_PUBLIC&vl%2852089205UI1%29=all_items&vl%281UIStartWith0%29=exact&vl%2837629025UI0%29=sub Stevens County Genealogical Society Newsletters]  
 
*[http://books.familysearch.org/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?fn=search&vl%28freeText0%29=%22Minnesota%2c+Stevens+-+Genealogy+-+Periodicals%22&tab=default_tab&mode=Basic&scp.scps=scope%3a%28DCMS-FHD%29&vid=FHD_PUBLIC&vl%2852089205UI1%29=all_items&vl%281UIStartWith0%29=exact&vl%2837629025UI0%29=sub Stevens County Genealogical Society Newsletters]  
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*Frontier Business ( August 1876-September 1876 [?]; Weekly)  
 
*Frontier Business ( August 1876-September 1876 [?]; Weekly)  
 
*The Donnelly Star ( 1915 [?]-August 1918 [?]; Weekly)  
 
*The Donnelly Star ( 1915 [?]-August 1918 [?]; Weekly)  
*Stevens County Review ( 1900 [?]- After March 1904 [?]; Weekly)<br>
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*Stevens County Review ( 1900 [?]- After March 1904 [?]; Weekly)<ref>Minnesota Historical Society Library Catalogue: Stevens County Newspapers. (accessed November 7, 2011).</ref>
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[http://www.chokioreview.com/about.html History of The Chokio Review]
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====  Obituaries ====
  
[http://www.chokioreview.com/about.html History of The Chokio Review]  
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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  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1419635 Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records, 1876-2006]<br>  
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{{MN Vital Intro}}
*Births, Marriages, and Deaths; Starting 1870s; [http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=866 County Recorder]<br>
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*'''1876 - 2006''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1419635 Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records, 1876-2006]<br>  
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*'''1870s - '''Births, Marriages, and Deaths; Starting 1870s; [http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=866 County Recorder]<br>
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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.stevenshistorymuseum.com/ Stevens County Historical Socety]
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'''Stevens County Historical Society'''<br>116 West 6th Street<br>Morris, MN 56267<br>Telephone: 320-589-1719 <br>E-mail:[mailto:info@stevenshistorymuseum.com info@stevenshistorymuseum.com]<br>[http://www.stevenshistorymuseum.com/ Website]
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116 West 6th Street<br>Morris, MN 56267<br>320-589-1719
 
  
*Stevens County Genealogical Society<br>
 
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>  
 
[[Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<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/stevens/ Stevens County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/stevens/ Stevens County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Stevens|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Stevens|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnsteven/newindex.htm Stevens County GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnsteven/newindex.htm Stevens County GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/stevens/ Cyndi's List: Stevens County]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/stevens/ Cyndi's List: Stevens County]
  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 21:10, 23 August 2017

United States
Minnesota
Stevens County

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


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Stevens County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Stevens County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1862
County Seat Morris
Courthouse
Address Stevens County Courthouse
400 Colorado Avenue
Morris, MN 56267
Phone: 320-589-7287
Phone: 320.589.7414
Stevens County Website


County Information

Stevens County, Minnesota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1872 1869 1872 1850 1871 1875

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1872,
marriage records from 1869, divorce and court records
from 1873 and probate records from 1901.
County Recorder has land records from 1871. [2]

History

Parent County

1862--Stevens County was created 20 February 1862 from Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862) County and unorganized territory.
County seat: Morris [3]

  • For a brief history of how Stevens County was named, click here, then select Stevens County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places[4]

Cities
Townships
  • Baker
  • Darnen
  • Donnelly
  • Eldorado
  • Everglade
  • Framnas
  • Hodges
  • Horton
  • Moore
  • Morris
  • Pepperton
  • Rendsville
  • Scott
  • Stevens
  • Swan Lake
  • Synnes

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 WorldCat Billion Graves
MNGenWeb Archives
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.
  • The Stevens County Historical Society has a free cemetery transcription database available 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.


Lutheran

First Lutheran Church, Morris

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

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.


Lutheran

First Lutheran Church, Morris

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

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, Stevens – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Stevens 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.

  • Stevens County Historical Society. Stevens County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Print.
  • Stevens County Historical Society. The 40s: A Time of War and a Time of Peace - Stevens County in World War II. Morris, MN: Stevens County Historical Society, 1995. Print.
  • Hall, Grace Cynthia. The Wadsworth Trail. Morris, MN: Stevens County Historical Society, 2007. Print.
  • Busch, Edna Mae. History of Donnelly. 1972. Print.
  • Foley, JoAnne. Keeping Track of Alberta. 1998. Print.
  • Busch, Edna Mae. The History of Stevens County.1978. Print
  • Ritter, Carol. Progress on the Prairie - Chokio Centennial 1898-1998. Print.

Maps

Mnstevens.jpg

Military

Newspapers/Periodicals

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

  • Stevens County Genealogical Society Newsletters
  • Morris Sun Tribune ( July 2000-Current; Weekly, Semi-Weekly)
  • Morris Tribune ( 1880-June 2000; Weekly)
  • The Morris Sun ( January 1895-June 2000; Weekly)
  • The Sun ( October 1882-January 1895; Weekly)
  • The Hancock Record ( September 1982-Current; Weekly)
  • The Hancock Record and Cyrus Dispatch ( November 1978-August 1982; Weekly)
  • Hancock Record ( February 1899-October 1978; Weekly)
  • The Morris Times ( June 1900-January 1906; Weekly)
  • The Republican Times (September 1898 [?]-May 1900 [?]; Weekly)
  • The Chokio Review ( 1913 [?]- Current; Weekly)
  • The Chokio Times ( February 1897-September 1898; Weekly)
  • The Morris Journal ( August 1882-1883 [?]; Weekly)
  • Stevens County Tribune ( June 1877 [?]- April 1880 [?]; Weekly)
  • Frontier Business ( August 1876-September 1876 [?]; Weekly)
  • The Donnelly Star ( 1915 [?]-August 1918 [?]; Weekly)
  • Stevens County Review ( 1900 [?]- After March 1904 [?]; Weekly)[6]

History of The Chokio Review

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

Stevens County Historical Society
116 West 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267
Telephone: 320-589-1719
E-mail:info@stevenshistorymuseum.com
Website




Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

c/o Morris Public Library
102 East 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267

102 East 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-1634 (phone)
320-589-8892 (fax)

  • Hancock Community Library

662 6th Street
P.O. Box 305
Hancock, MN 56244
320-392-5666 (phone)
320-392-5666 (fax)

600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-6176

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), Stevens County, Minnesota page 369, 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).
  4. Stevens County Government Webpage. http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=871 (accessed November 7, 2011).
  5. 5.0 5.1 "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.
  6. Minnesota Historical Society Library Catalogue: Stevens County Newspapers. (accessed November 7, 2011).