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Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy

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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] | link2=[[Minnesota Genealogy|Minnesota]] | link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngTodd County, Minnesota Genealogy|Todd County]]'' '''Todd County''' }}
Guide to '''Todd County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| building address = Todd County Courthouse<br> 215 1st Ave S<br>Long Prairie, MN 56347<br> Phone:<br> 320.732.4428<br>[http://www.co.todd.mn.us/ '''Todd County Website'''] }}
=== County Information ===
 
==== Description ====
 
The County was named for John Blair Smith Todd, who was a delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives, and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The County is located in the central area of the state.
<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Todd County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 15 Nov 2018 </ref>
 
====Todd County, Minnesota Record Dates====
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Todd County, Minnesota. Page 362-370 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=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.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.</center>
|}
== County Courthouse ==
==== Parent County ====
*'''1855--'''Todd County was created 20 February 1855&nbsp;from [[Cass County, MinnesotaGenealogy|Cass]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Long Prairie <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
*For a brief history of Todd County's name, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Todd County.
==== Record Loss ====
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
== Places/Localities ==
==== Populated Places&nbsp;====For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://minnesota.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,153,c,todd.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Todd County Website http, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://www.co.todden.mnwikipedia.usorg/contentwiki/cities_townships (Todd_County,_Minnesota, accessed 11 November 2014)03 March 2020.</ref> ====
{{Populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha,_Minnesota Bertha]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browerville,_Minnesota Browerville]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burtrum,_Minnesota Burtrum]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarissa,_Minnesota Clarissa]</div>| cities-col2=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Bend,_Minnesota Eagle Bend]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Eagle,_Minnesota Grey Eagle]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewitt,_Minnesota Hewitt]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Prairie,_Minnesota Long Prairie]</div>| cities-col3=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osakis,_Minnesota Osakis]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staples,_Minnesota Staples]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Union,_Minnesota West Union]</div><!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philbrook,_Minnesota Philbrook]</div>| unincorp-col2= Cities<brdiv> =*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillsbury,_Minnesota Pillsbury]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Springs,_Minnesota Ward Springs]</div><!--townships column------------------->| townships-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartlett_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Bartlett]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Bertha]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birchdale_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Birchdale]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Bruce]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burleene_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Burleene]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnhamville_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Burnhamville]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Valley_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Eagle Valley]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fawn_Lake_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Fawn Lake]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Germania]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Gordon]</div>| townships-col2=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Eagle_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Grey Eagle]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Hartford]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iona_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Iona]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandota_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Kandota]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Leslie]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Elk_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Little Elk]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Sauk_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Little Sauk]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Prairie_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Long Prairie]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moran_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Moran]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Reynolds]</div>| townships-col3=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_Prairie_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Round Prairie]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staples_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Staples]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stowe_Prairie_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Stowe Prairie]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Creek_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Turtle Creek]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villard_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Villard]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Ward]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Union_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota West Union]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wykeham_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Wykeham]</div>}}
*Bertha<br> *Browerville *Burtrum *Clarissa *Eagle Bend *Grey Eagle *Hewitt *Long Prairie *Osakis *Staples *West Union==== Neighboring Counties ====
===== Townships =====*[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]] *[[Douglas County, Minnesota Genealogy|Douglas]] *[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy|Morrison]] *[[Otter Tail County, Minnesota Genealogy|Otter Tail]] *[[Pope County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pope]] *[[Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stearns]] *[[Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wadena]]
*Bartlett *Bertha *Birchdale *Bruce *Burleene *Burnhamville *Eagle Valley *Fawn Lake *Germania *Gordon *Grey Eagle *Hartford *Iona *Kandota *Leslie *Little Elk *Little Sauk *Long Prairie *Moran *Reynolds *Round Prairie *Staples *Stowe Prairie *Turtle Creek *Villard *Ward *West Union *Wykeham== Resources ==
==== Neighboring Counties Cemeteries ==== {| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|627024|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Minnesota/Todd-County?id=county_1386 Findagrave.com]|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://todd.mngenweb.net/cemetery/cemeteryindex.htm MNGenWeb]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Todd+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/todd/todd.html MNGenWeb Archives]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394291&reqParentsLabel=Todd%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/todd.htm Tombstone Project]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://minnesotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=77 MNGravestones]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Minnesota Cemeteries| Minnesota Cemeteries]] for more information.|} ==== Census ====
*{{Historical populations|type = USA|heading = Census|footnote = Source: [[Cass Countyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_County, Minnesota_Minnesota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] |1860 |430 |1870 |2036 |1880 |6133 |1890 |12930 |1900 |22214 |1910 |Cass]] 23407 |1920 |26059 |1930 |26170 |1940 |27438 |1950 |25420 *[[Douglas County, Minnesota|Douglas]] 1960 |23119 *[[Morrison County, Minnesota|Morrison]] 1970 |22114 *[[Otter Tail County, Minnesota|Otter Tail]] 1980 |24991 *[[Pope County, Minnesota|Pope]] 1990 |23363 *[[Stearns County, Minnesota|Stearns]] 2000 |24426 *[[Wadena County, Minnesota|Wadena]]2010 |24895 }}
== Resources =='''State Census'''
==== Cemeteries ====*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Church ====
{{MN Church Intro}}  <br>'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394291&reqParentsLabel=Todd%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
==== Court ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
 
*'''1912 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Directories<br> ====
==== Maps ====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394291&reqParentsLabel=Todd%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN Todd County}}}}
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v3/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
==== Military ====
[[Image:Mntodd.jpg|600px|Mntodd.jpg]] ===== World War II =====
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2759155|Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947}} at [httphttps://www.historygeofamilysearch.comorg/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}FamilySearch] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.— index and images
==== Military Naturalization and Citizenship ====*'''1872-1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2632486|Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1872-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Newspapers ====
{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Todd}}  ==== Obituaries ==== *'''1865 - 2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— index and images
==== Probate ====
{{MN Probate Intro}} '''Online Probate Records'''*'''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 ====
==== Vital Records ====
{{MN Vital Intro}} =====Birth=====*'''1900-1934''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10828/minnesota-birth-index-1900-1934?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=feb20historicalrecords&utm_content=feb20historicalrecords Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934] at MyHeritage($) — index =====Marriage=====*'''1850-2019''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70873/ WEB: Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850-2019] at Ancestry($) — index*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1976-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10210/minnesota-marriages-1976-2003?s=275764761 Minnesota, Marriages, 1976-2003] at MyHeritage($) — index*'''1976-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10210/minnesota-marriages-1976-2003?s=275764761 Minnesota, Marriages, 1976-2003] at MyHeritage($) — index =====Death=====*'''1850-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2185953|Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1887-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|3398461|Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1904-2001''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10859/minnesota-death-index-1904-2001?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=feb20historicalrecords&utm_content=feb20historicalrecords Minnesota, Death Index, 1904-2001] at MyHeritage($) — index
== Societies and Libraries ==
 
'''Todd County Historical Society'''<br>333 Central Avenue<br>PO Box 146<br>Long Prairie 56347<br>Telephone: 320-732-4426<br>
[http://www.toddcountymuseum.com/ Website]<br><br>
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  *[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
== Web Sites Websites ==
*[http://genforum.com/mn/todd/ Todd County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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