Olmsted County, Minnesota Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Olmsted County Courthouse
151 SE 4th Street
Rochester, MN 55904
Clerk District Court incomplete birth and death records from 1871,
marriage records from 1855, divorce records
from 1860 and court records form 1858.
County Court has probate records. Coroner and
Department of Health have burial records
This county, established February 20, 1855, was named in honor of David Olmsted, first mayor of St. Paul, in 1854, who in 1855 removed to Winona, in the county of that name, adjoining Olmsted county.
County seat: Rochester 
- For a brief history of how Olmsted County was named, click here. Then select Olmsted County.
- Pine Island
Cascade | Dover | Eyota | Elmira | Farmington | Haverhill | High Forest & 45 | Kalmar | Marion |New Haven | Orion| Oronoco | Pleasant Grove | Quincy | Rochester | Rock Dell & 45| Salem | Viola
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 US Federal Censuses for Olmsted, Minnesota can be found at FamilySearch Record Search]. Free searchable name indexes and images are available for most census years.
LDS Ward and Branch Records
Civil War service men from Olmsted County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Olmsted County.
- - 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company I.
- - 1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Company H.
- - 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies A and B.
- - 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company L.
- - 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies C and K.
- - 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- - 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- - 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company D.
- - 11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- - Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies C and D.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
• Ole & Lena: the genealogy and local history of a Norwegian settlement (Dodge and Olmsted counties in Minnesota) http://web.mac.com/moiseth/Ole_and_Lena:_genealogy_/Welcome.html
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Olmsted County, Minnesota page 367, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).