Nicollet County, Minnesota Genealogy

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Nicollet County


Guide to Nicollet County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Nicollet County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Nicollet 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, 1853
County Seat St. Peter
Courthouse
Address Nicollet County Courthouse
501 s Minnesota Ave
PO Box 493
St. Peter, MN 56082
Phone: 507.931.6800
Nicollet County Website


County Information

Nicollet County, Minnesota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870 1852 1870 1850 1853 1862

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1856, divorce,
probate and court records from 1853.
County Recorder has land records.[2]

History

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MNGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MNInterment
MNGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census

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

Emigration and Immigration

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, Nicollet – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Nicollet County, Minnesota Genealogy. 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

Mnnicollet.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Nicollet 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 Nicollet County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Companies B, E, and K.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies B and M.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company E.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Nicollet County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Minnesota.

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

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.


Online Probate Records

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.


Birth
Marriage
Death


Societies and Libraries

Nicollet County Historical Society
Treaty Site History Center
1851 North Minnesota Ave
St Peter MN 56082-1727
Telephone: 507-934-2160
Website

Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Mankato State University
Mankato, MN 56001
Telephone: 507-389-1029
Fax: 507-389-5155
E-mail:archives@mnsu.edu
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 385-403. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nicollet County, Minnesota page 366, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 13 August, 2012)
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