Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Stevens County Courthouse
400 Colorado Avenue
Morris, MN 56267
Phone: 320-589-7287
Phone: 320.589.7414 

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1872,
marriage records from 1869, divorce and court records
from 1873 and probate records from 1901;
County Recorder has land records from 1871[1]

History

Parent County

1862--Stevens County was created 20 February 1862 from Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862) County and unorganized territory.
County seat: Morris [2]

  • For a brief history of how Stevens County was named, click here, then select Stevens County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places[3]

Cities
Townships
  • Baker
  • Darnen
  • Donnelly
  • Eldorado
  • Everglade
  • Framnas
  • Hodges
  • Horton
  • Moore
  • Morris
  • Pepperton
  • Rendsville
  • Scott
  • Stevens
  • Swan Lake
  • Synnes

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • The Stevens County Historical Society has a free cemetery transcription database available here.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Stevens County Historical Society. Stevens County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Print.
  • Stevens County Historical Society. The 40s: A Time of War and a Time of Peace - Stevens County in World War II. Morris, MN: Stevens County Historical Society, 1995. Print.
  • Hall, Grace Cynthia. The Wadsworth Trail. Morris, MN: Stevens County Historical Society, 2007. Print.
  • Busch, Edna Mae. History of Donnelly. 1972. Print.
  • Foley, JoAnne. Keeping Track of Alberta. 1998. Print.
  • Busch, Edna Mae. The History of Stevens County.1978. Print
  • Ritter, Carol. Progress on the Prairie - Chokio Centennial 1898-1998. Print.

Maps

Military

Newspapers/Periodicals[4]

  • Stevens County Genealogical Society Newsletters
  • Morris Sun Tribune ( July 2000-Current; Weekly, Semi-Weekly)
  • Morris Tribune ( 1880-June 2000; Weekly)
  • The Morris Sun ( January 1895-June 2000; Weekly)
  • The Sun ( October 1882-January 1895; Weekly)
  • The Hancock Record ( September 1982-Current; Weekly)
  • The Hancock Record and Cyrus Dispatch ( November 1978-August 1982; Weekly)
  • Hancock Record ( February 1899-October 1978; Weekly)
  • The Morris Times ( June 1900-January 1906; Weekly)
  • The Republican Times (September 1898 [?]-May 1900 [?]; Weekly)
  • The Chokio Review ( 1913 [?]- Current; Weekly)
  • The Chokio Times ( February 1897-September 1898; Weekly)
  • The Morris Journal ( August 1882-1883 [?]; Weekly)
  • Stevens County Tribune ( June 1877 [?]- April 1880 [?]; Weekly)
  • Frontier Business ( August 1876-September 1876 [?]; Weekly)
  • The Donnelly Star ( 1915 [?]-August 1918 [?]; Weekly)
  • Stevens County Review ( 1900 [?]- After March 1904 [?]; Weekly)

History of The Chokio Review

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

116 West 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-1719

  • Stevens County Genealogical Society

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

c/o Morris Public Library
102 East 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267

102 East 6th Street
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-1634 (phone)
320-589-8892 (fax)

  • Hancock Community Library

662 6th Street
P.O. Box 305
Hancock, MN 56244
320-392-5666 (phone)
320-392-5666 (fax)

600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-6176

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Stevens County, Minnesota page 369, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).
  3. Stevens County Government Webpage. http://www.co.stevens.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=871 (accessed November 7, 2011).
  4. Minnesota Historical Society Library Catalogue: Stevens County Newspapers. http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/EPR3BN3GQDS2N8QYT7LATNLQYYAQAQ7RYS84XN6H67KNCYVFT3-63997?func=find-acc&acc_sequence=082018474 (accessed November 7, 2011).