Douglas County, Minnesota
Genealogy, History & Facts
Douglas County, Minnesota Facts
When was Douglas County, MN Created?
Douglas County was founded on March 8, 1858 from Cass County and Pembina County.
Douglas County, MN Vital Records
Where can find Douglas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Douglas County vital records can be found at the Minnesota Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth resords from 1900 and death records from 1908. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Minnesota for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Douglas County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Minnesota Birth Certificate and Death Certificates Applications to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980
- Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863-1983
- Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002
- Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950
- Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995
- Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002
- Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990
Douglas County, MN Census Records
What Douglas County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Douglas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Douglas Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Douglas Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Douglas Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.
Douglas Co. territorial and state censuses exist for the years 1849-1905.. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Minnesota Census Records Research Guide
Douglas County, MN Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Douglas County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Douglas County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Minnesota courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Minnesota residents.
The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Douglas County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Minnesota Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Douglas County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 305 Eighth Avenue West, Alexandria , MN 56308
- Phone: (320) 762-3033
- Douglas County Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1870
- Marriage Records: 1870
- Land Records: 1862
- Douglas County Court Administrator
- Probate Records: 1868
- Court Records: 1867
- Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985
- Minnesota Land Records
- BLM Land Records
Douglas County, MN Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Douglas County, MN?
A list of Douglas County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Minnesota Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Douglas County Historical Society, 1219 Nokomis St, Alexandria MN 56308-3712; Phone: 320 762-0382
- Evansville Historical Foundation, PO Box 337, 304 Gran St South, Evansville MN; Phone: 218 948-2010
- Osakis Area Heritage Center, PO Box 327, 11 E. Main St., Osakis MN; Phone: 320 859-3777
- West Central Minnesota Historical Center, University of Minnesota–Morris, Morris, MN 56267
- Minnesota State Archives, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3260
- Minnesota Genealogical Society, 1185 Concord St. N. Suite 218, South St. Paul, MN 55075-1187
- Minnesota Historical Society, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 . 651-259-3000
Where can I connect with other Douglas County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Douglas County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Douglas County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Douglas County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Douglas County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is simply a list which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.