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Redwood County Records

Established in 1862 from Brown County. Organized in 1865.

MHS: Minnesota Historical Society
LDS: Family History Library
NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

Census Records

(available on microfilm at MHS, LDS, NARA)
State: 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
Federal: 1850, 1857, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 Veterans Census, 1900, 1910, 1920

State Census information (Park Genealogical Books, Research Notes)

Census Records (Ancestry, subscription required)

Marriage Records

Redwood County Recorder
Redwood County
P.O. Box 130
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
(507) 637-4032
Fax (507) 637-4064

Birth and Death Records

Office of the State Registrar (mail request only)
Birth and Death Records
717 Delaware Street, SE
Post Office Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 623-5120 (recording)

County Recorder
Birth records back to 1864. Death records back to 1865.

Minnesota Vital Records Information

  Redwood County Vital Records Office

MN Death Certificates Index, 1908-1996 (MHS)
MN Birth Certificates Index, 1900-1911 (MHS)

Naturalization Records

1866-1948, Minnesota. District Court (Redwood County). Saint Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1993. 4 microfilm reels.
Declarations of intention (first papers), 1866-1948, rolls 1-2
Final papers (second papers), 1872-1906, rolls 2-3
Petition and record (final papers), 1906-1944, rolls 3-4
Lists of citizenship petitions granted and denied, 1929-1945, roll 4.

Naturalization Records Index Database (Iron Range Research Center)

Minnesota Naturalization Records Index (Ancestry, subscription required)

Tax Lists

Tax lists, 1868-1971 [microform]. Saint Paul : Minnesota Historical Society, 1991 ; Eagan : Ted Ringberg and Associates, 1999. 91 microfilm reels. Tax lists for the civil subdivisions of Redwood County, including (1868-ca. 1873) parcels that later became part of Lac Qui Parle and Yellow Medicine counties. They record the taxes assessed and paid on real and personal property owned by the residents for the years 1868-1900 and sample years 1910-1911, 1920-1921, 1930-1931, 1940-1941, 1950-1951, 1960-1961, and 1970-1971.

Will Books

1898-1981, Redwood County (Minn.). Probate Court. 3.25 cu. ft. (8 v. in 2 boxes and 1 partial box). (MHS)

Naturalization and court record information  (Park Genealogical Books, Research Notes)

Other Records

Adoption Records Information (Park Genealogical Books, Research Notes)

Social Security Death Index
Social Security Death Index, SSDI (Ancestry)
Social Security Death Index, SSDI (Rootsweb)

Poorhouse Records (Scroll to Redwood County)

Military Records in Minnesota (Park Genealogical Books, Research Notes)

Links to Military Information in Minnesota

Last updated 3 October 2017