Pine County, Minnesota Genealogy

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


Pine County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Pine County
Location in the state of Minnesota, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 1, 1856
County Seat Pine City
Courthouse
Address Pine County Courthouse
315 6th Street
Pine City, MN 55063
Phone: 320.629.5662
Pine County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the abundant pine trees in the area. The County is located in the east central area of the state. [1]

Pine County, Minnesota Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1874 1871 1879 1871 Unknown 1875 1836
Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Clerk Distric Court has birth records from 1874, death records from 1879, marriage, divorce, court records from 1871. Probate Judge has probate records Register of Deeds has land records. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1856--Pine County was created 1 March 1856 from Chisago and Ramsey Counties.  County seat: Pine City [4]
  • For a brief history of how Pine County was named, click here, then select Pine County.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1870 Courthouse was destroyed by fire, along with most of the county records.
1952 Courthouse burned by fire, but records were saved.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships
Ghost towns
  • Danewood
  • Eaglehead
  • Harlis
  • Midway
  • Milburn
  • Mission Creek
  • Outflow
  • Tozer Camp
  • Turpville
  • Tuxedo
  • Villstad
  • Wareham


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 92
1870 648 604.3%
1880 1,365 110.6%
1890 4,052 196.8%
1900 11,546 184.9%
1910 15,878 37.5%
1920 21,117 33.0%
1930 20,264 −4.0%
1940 21,478 6.0%
1950 18,223 −15.2%
1960 17,004 −6.7%
1970 16,821 −1.1%
1980 19,871 18.1%
1990 21,264 7.0%
2000 26,530 24.8%
2010 29,750 12.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information, see Minnesota Church Records.


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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, Pine – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Pine 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[edit | edit source]

Aitkin CountyCarlton CountyKanabec CountyIsanti CountyChisago CountyDouglas CountyBurnett CountyMN PINE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

  • Askov American - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1915-2009

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Since Minnesota tax records include only persons who owned taxable property, many residents were not included. Still they complement land records and can be used in place of missing censuses or the years between censuses. There may also be gaps. For more information, see the wiki page Minnesota Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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, or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Minnesota Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]


Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Pine County Historical Society
305 Governors Way
Sandstone 55704

Pine County Historical Society
6333 H C Andersen Alle
Askov
MN 55704
Telephone: 320-216-7636

Pine County Genealogy Society
PO Box 115
Sandstone MN 55072-0015
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Pine County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_County,_Minnesota accessed 14 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pine County, Minnesota. Page 362-370 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 362-365.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pine County, Minnesota page 367, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Pine County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_County,_Minnesota, accessed 15 February 2020.