Minnesota, Roseau County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Minnesota, Roseau County Land Records, 1892-1930 .
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|Roseau, Minnesota, United States|
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|Location of Roseau County, Minnesota|
|Location of Minnesota|
|Record Type||Land Records|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 I Found What I was Looking for, What Now?
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
The collection consists of land records from the courthouse in Roseau, Minnesota. The collection covers the years 1892 to 1930.
To Browse this Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Minnesota, Roseau County Land Records, 1892-1930.|
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The records usually contain the following information:
- Names of interested parties
- Date of transaction
- Legal description of the property
- Monies exchanged
- Details of the transaction
- Names of witnesses
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The names of interested parties.
- The approximate date of the land transaction.
- The location of the property.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the Browse link in the initial search page
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the deed, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
I Found What I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and census records.
- Search for the land transactions of a couple and their children. The parents may have sold or given property to a son or daughter. Such transactions confirm relationships that might not be found in other records.
- Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives. Your ancestor may have been an heir who sold inherited land that had belonged to parents or grandparents.
- To find later generations, search the land records a few years before and after a person’s death. Your ancestor may have sold or given land to his or her heirs before death, or the heirs may have sold the land after the individual died. For daughters, the names of their husbands are often provided. For sons, the given names of their wives may be included. Heirs may have sold their interest in the land to another heir even though the record may not indicate this. Continue this process for identifying each succeeding generation.
- Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.
- One deed does not usually give sufficient information about a couple and their children. A careful study of all deeds for the person or the family will yield a richer return of information.
- For each parcel of land owned, you should obtain two documents:
- The deed that documents when ownership transferred to the individual or the family and
- The deed that documents when ownership was transferred to someone else.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
- Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Minnesota, Roseau County Land Records, 1892-1930" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Roseau County Courthouse, Roseau.
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