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

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Itasca County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Itasca County
Location in the state of Minnesota
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Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 27, 1849
County Seat Grand Rapids
Courthouse
Address Itasca County Courthouse
123 4th St NE
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218.327.2856
Itasca County Website

Contents

County Courthouse



County Recorder-Registrar has birth and marriage records from 1891,
death records from 1894, burial records from 1900,
land records from 1883 and military records from 1919.
Court Administrator has probate records from 1896,
divorce and court records from 1950.
Minnesota has Historical Society has divorce
and court records to 1950. [1]

History

It was organized in 1857, then deorganized in 1858, and reorganized in 1891. It was attached to Washington, Crow Wing, Benton, Chisago, Morrison, St. Louis, and Aitkin counties.

Parent County

1849--Itasca County was created 27 October 1849 from unorganized territories as an original county.
County seat: Grand Rapids [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Bigfork | Bovey | Calumet | Cohasset | Coleraine | Deer River | Effie | Grand Rapids | Keewatin | La Prairie | Marble | Nashwauk | Squaw Lake | Taconite | Warba | Zemple

Townships

Alvwood Township | Arbo Township | Ardenhurst Township | Balsam Township | Bearville Township | Bigfork Township | Blackberry Township | Bowstring Township | Carpenter Township | Deer River Township | Feeley Township | Good Hope Township | Goodland Township | Grand Rapids Township | Grattan Township |Greenway Township | Harris Township | Iron Range Township | Kinghurst Township | Lake Jessie Township | Lawrence Township | Liberty Township | Lone Pine Township | Marcell Township | Max Township | Moose Park Township | Morse Township | Nashwauk Township | Nore Township | Oteneagen Township | Pomroy Township | Sago Township | Sand Lake Township | Spang Township \ Splithand Township | Stokes Township | Third River Township | Trout Lake Township | Wabana Township | Wawina Township | Wildwood Township | Wirt Township

Unincorporated Communities

Alvwood | Ball Club | Bass Lake | Bear River | Bergville | Blackberry | Bowstring | Dora Lake | Dunbar | Goodland | Gratten | Gunn | Houpt | Inger | Jaynes | Jessie Lake | Mack | Marcell | Martin | Max | Nass | Orth | Pengilly | Pomroy | Rosy | Spring Lake | Suomi | Swan River | Talmoon | Togo | Wawina | Wirt

Unorganized Territories

Bowstring Lake | Deer Lake | Effie | Little Sand Lake | Northeast Itasca

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.

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 Family History Library Catalog under:

MINNESOTA, Itasca – LAND AND PROPERTY

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Itasca 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

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Itasca 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 or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also 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), Itasca County, Minnesota page 364, 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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