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Guide to '''Becker County Minnesota genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Becker County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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| building address = Becker County Courthouse<br>931 Lake Ave<br>Detroit Lakes, MN 56502<br>Phone: 218-846-7304 <br>[http://www.co.becker.mn.us/default.aspx '''Becker County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Becker County Courthouse<br>931 Lake Ave<br>Detroit Lakes, MN 56502<br>Phone: 218-846-7304 <br>[http://www.co.becker.mn.us/default.aspx '''Becker County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Becker County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>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</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Becker County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Becker County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Becker County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''Becker County was created 18 March 1858&nbsp;from [[Cass County, Minnesota|Cass]] and Pembina,&nbsp;(&nbsp;Name changed on 9 Mar. 1878),&nbsp;Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Detroit Lakes <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858--'''Becker County was created 18 March 1858&nbsp;from [[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]] and Pembina,&nbsp;(&nbsp;Name changed on 9 Mar. 1878),&nbsp;Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Detroit Lakes <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
*For a brief history of how Becker County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Becker County.
 
*For a brief history of how Becker County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Becker County.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Minnesota County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/minnesota/ "Rotating Formation Minnesota County Boundary Maps"] (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Clay County, Minnesota|Clay]] | [[Clearwater County, Minnesota|Clearwater]] | [[Hubbard County, Minnesota|Hubbard]] | [[Mahnomen County, Minnesota|Mahnomen]] | [[Norman County, Minnesota|Norman]] | [[Otter Tail County, Minnesota|Otter Tail]] | [[Wadena County, Minnesota|Wadena]]  
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[[Clay County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clay]] | [[Clearwater County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clearwater]] | [[Hubbard County, Minnesota Genealogy|Hubbard]] | [[Mahnomen County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mahnomen]] | [[Norman County, Minnesota Genealogy|Norman]] | [[Otter Tail County, Minnesota Genealogy|Otter Tail]] | [[Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wadena]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=25&GScnty=1312&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=25&CScnty=1312 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://becker.mngenweb.net/cemeteries.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Becker+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Minnesota&county=Becker&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/becker/becker.html MNGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/becker.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mn/becker.htm MNInterment]
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==== Census ====
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MN Church Intro}}
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'''Lake Park'''
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*Records of Lutheran Church, Lake Park, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1912 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
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{{MN Land|Becker}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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{{MN History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Mnbecker.jpg|right|250px|Mnbecker.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Becker}}
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====  Obituaries ====
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*'''1865-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch]— index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1801 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9070 Minnesota Wills and Probate Records 1801-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{MN Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{MN Vital Intro}}
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=====Birth=====
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Death=====
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Becker County Historical Society'''<br>915 Lake Avenue<br>Detroit Lakes 56501<br><br>
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'''Becker County Historical Society'''<br> 714 Summit Ave<br>PO Box 622<br> Detroit Lakes, MN 56502<br> Telephone: 218-847-2938<br><br>
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'''Lake Park Area Historical Society'''<br> c/o Carol Midthune<br> PO Box 193<br> Lake Park, MN 56554-0045<br><br>
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'''Northwest Minnesota Historical Center'''<br> 1104 7th Avenue South<br> Minnesota State University Moorhead<br> <br>
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/mn-society-archive/ Minnesota Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Detroit Lakes Minnesota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Detroit Lakes Minnesota Family History Center]]
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/becker-county/ Becker County, MN History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111162432339531980638 Minnesota Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/240275422649626 Minnesota Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/becker/ Becker County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/becker/ Becker County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Becker|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Becker|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.mnbecker.org/ The Becker County MNGenWeb Project], an member of [[MNGenWeb|The MNGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.mnbecker.org/ The Becker County MNGenWeb Project], an member of [[MNGenWeb|The MNGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/becker/ Cyndi's List: Becker County]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/becker/ Cyndi's List: Becker County]
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{{Minnesota|Minnesota}}  
  
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Latest revision as of 20:46, 23 February 2017

United States
Minnesota


Becker County


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


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Becker County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Becker 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 Detroit Lakes
Courthouse
Address Becker County Courthouse
931 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
Phone: 218-846-7304
Becker County Website


County Information

Becker County, Minnesota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1871 1871 1871 1850 1872 1872

County Courthouse

County Recorder has birth, marriage and death records from 1871,
divorce, probate and court records from 1940. [2]

History

Parent County

1858--Becker County was created 18 March 1858 from Cass and Pembina, ( Name changed on 9 Mar. 1878), Counties.  County seat: Detroit Lakes [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Minnesota County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Minnesota County Boundary Maps" (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities: Audubon . Callaway . Detroit Lakes . Frazee . Lake Park . Ogema . Wolf Lake

Townships: Atlanta . Audubon . Burlington . Callaway . Carsonville . Cormorant . Cuba . Detroit . Eagle View . Erie . Evergreen . Forest . Green Valley . Hamden . Height of Land . Holmesville . Lake Eunice . Lake Park . Lake View . Maple Grove . Osage . Pine Point . Riceville . Richwood . Round Lake . Runeberg . Savannah . Shell Lake . Silver Lake . Spring Creek . Spruce Grove . Sugar Bush . Toad Lake . Two Inlets . Walworth . White Earth . Wolf Lake

Communities: Elbow Lake . Oak Lake . Pine Point . Ponsford . Snellman . White Earth

Neighboring Counties

Clay | Clearwater | Hubbard | Mahnomen | Norman | Otter Tail | Wadena

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
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.


Lutheran

Lake Park

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, Becker – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Becker 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

Mnbecker.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Becker 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

Becker County Historical Society
915 Lake Avenue
Detroit Lakes 56501

Becker County Historical Society
714 Summit Ave
PO Box 622
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
Telephone: 218-847-2938

Lake Park Area Historical Society
c/o Carol Midthune
PO Box 193
Lake Park, MN 56554-0045

Northwest Minnesota Historical Center
1104 7th Avenue South
Minnesota State University Moorhead

See also a List of Minnesota Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

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.

Cities, Townships and Communities

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), Becker County, Minnesota page 362, 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. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.
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