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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Wright County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Wright County'''
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Guide to '''Wright County Minnesota genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wright County
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| county_map = Minnesota Wright County Map.svg.png
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| state = Minnesota
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| founded year = 1855
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| founded date = February 20
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| seat = Buffalo
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| building address = Wright County Courthouse<br>10 2nd Street NW<br>Buffalo, Mn 55313<br>Phone 763-682-7357 <br>[http://www.co.wright.mn.us/ '''Wright County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>License Bureau has birth and death records from 1871<br>and marriage records from 1866. <br>Court Administrator has divorce and court records from 1870 and probate records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wright County, Minnesota page 370, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Parent County ====
  
Established in 1871 from Redwood County.
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*'''1855--'''Wright County was created 20 February 1855&nbsp;from [[Cass County, Minnesota|Cass]] and [[Sibley County, Minnesota|Sibley]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Buffalo <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 Wright County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Wright County.
==== Established in 1855 from Cass and Sibley counties. ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Anoka County, Minnesota|Anoka]]
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*[[Carver County, Minnesota|Carver]]
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*[[Hennepin County, Minnesota|Hennepin]]
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*[[McLeod County, Minnesota|McLeod]]
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*[[Meeker County, Minnesota|Meeker]]
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*[[Sherburne County, Minnesota|Sherburne]]
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*[[Stearns County, Minnesota|Stearns]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*Hoar, Alfred Wyman. ''Lineage and family records of Alfred Wyman Hoar and his wife Josephine Jackson with notes on the early history of Wright County, Minnesota''. Eagle Print. Co., 1898. Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/lineagefamilyrec00hoar Internet Archive].<br>
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==== Military  ====
 
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==== '''Civil War'''  ====
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Civil War service men from Wright 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 Wright County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company D.
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company A.
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:- [[8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company B.
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:- [[Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company E.
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*St. Michael, Wright, Minnesota - Access website of the [http://www.stmhistsoc.org St. Michael Historical Society] for databases of the St. Michael area and other genealogical research tools.
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Buffalo Minnesota Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201755&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Wright&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/wright/ Wright County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Wright|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Revision as of 15:43, 12 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Wright County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Minnesota
Online Records


Wright County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Wright County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1855
County Seat Buffalo
Courthouse
Address Wright County Courthouse
10 2nd Street NW
Buffalo, Mn 55313
Phone 763-682-7357
Wright County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


License Bureau has birth and death records from 1871
and marriage records from 1866.
Court Administrator has divorce and court records from 1870 and probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1855--Wright County was created 20 February 1855 from Cass and Sibley Counties.  County seat: Buffalo [2]
  • For a brief history of how Wright County was named, click here, then select Wright County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Hoar, Alfred Wyman. Lineage and family records of Alfred Wyman Hoar and his wife Josephine Jackson with notes on the early history of Wright County, Minnesota. Eagle Print. Co., 1898. Digital version at Internet Archive.


Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Wright 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 Wright County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company D.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company E.
- 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company B.
- Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company E.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • St. Michael, Wright, Minnesota - Access website of the St. Michael Historical Society for databases of the St. Michael area and other genealogical research tools.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wright County, Minnesota page 370, 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).