Otter Tail County, Minnesota Genealogy

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

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Otter Tail County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Otter Tail County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 18, 1858
County Seat Fergus Falls
Courthouse
Address Otter Tail County Courthouse
121 W Junis Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218.739.2271
Otter Tail County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Clerk Deeds Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1869, divorce records from 1897,
probate and court records from 1872. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1858--Otter Tail County was created 18 March 1858 from Cass and Pembina (Old) Counties  County seat: Fergus Falls [2]
  • For a brief history of Otter Tail County's name, click here, then select Otter Tail County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fergus Falls

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • John W. Mason, ed. History of Otter Tail County, Minnesota : its people, industries and institutions, with biographical sketches of representive citizens and genealogial records of many of the old families. Indianapolis : B. F. Bowen, 1916
  • Tweton, Jerome D. The New Deal: At the Grass Roots. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1988. Print.

Maps

Military

Military History:

Listing of individuals from this county for these wars:

  • World War 1
  • World War II 
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam War

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Otter Tail County Genealogical Society, 1110 W. Lincoln Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otter County, Minnesota page 367, 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).