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Guide to Scott County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Scott County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Scott County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 5, 1858
County Seat Shakopee
Courthouse
Address Scott County Courthouse
428 S Holmes St
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone:. 952.496.8150
Scott County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Recorder has birth and death records from 1871,
marriage records from 1856, land records from 1850’s
and military dischrage records from 1950.
Clerk Court has divorce and probater records from 1850’s
and court records from 1880. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1853--Scott County was created 5 March 1853 from Dakota County.  County seat: Shakopee [2]
  • For a brief history of Scott County's name, click here, then select Scott County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Shakopee, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court

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, Scott – LAND AND PROPERTY

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Scott County, Minnesota. 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

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Scott 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 Scott County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies A and C.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company L.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company E.
- 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company C.

Newspapers

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

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.

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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Scott 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).

 

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