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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Swift County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Swift County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>[http://www.swiftcounty.com/ Swift County Courthouse]<br>301 14th St N; PO Box 50<br> Benson, MN 56215<br> Ph. 320.843.3377<br><br>County Treasurer has birth records from 1870, <br>marriage records from 1871 and death records from 1872. <br>Clerk Courts has divorce, court and probate records. <br>County Recorder has land records. <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  ==
  
==== Parent County Established in 1862 from Pierce County and unorganized lands. It was formally organized in 1869 (some sources say 1871). It may have been attached to Stearns, Douglas, and Pope counties for judicial purposes. ====
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==== Parent County ====
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*'''1870--'''Swift County was created 8 November 1870&nbsp;from from [[Chippewa County, Minnesota|Chippewa]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Benson <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 how Swift County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Swift County.
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota|Big Stone]]
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*[[Chippewa County, Minnesota|Chippewa]]
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*[[Kandiyohi County, Minnesota|Kandiyohi]]
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*[[Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota|Lac Qui Parle]]
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*[[Pope County, Minnesota|Pope]]
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*[[Stevens County, Minnesota|Stevens]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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=201693&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Swift&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/swift/ Swift County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Swift|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnswift/ Swift County, MNGenWeb]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Swift_County,_Minnesota]]
 
[[Category:Swift_County,_Minnesota]]

Revision as of 23:41, 18 December 2012

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Online Records


County Courthouse


Swift County Courthouse
301 14th St N; PO Box 50
Benson, MN 56215
Ph. 320.843.3377

County Treasurer has birth records from 1870,
marriage records from 1871 and death records from 1872.
Clerk Courts has divorce, court and probate records.
County Recorder has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1870--Swift County was created 8 November 1870 from from Chippewa County.  County seat: Benson [2]
  • For a brief history of how Swift County was named, click here, then select Swift County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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), Stevens County, Minnesota page 369, 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).