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Guide to Koochiching County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.



Koochiching County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Koochiching County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 19, 1906
County Seat International Falls
Courthouse
Address Koochiching County Courthouse
715 4th Street
International Falls, MN 56649
Phone: 218.283.6260
Koochiching County Website


County Courthouse[edit | edit source]



Clerk District Court has birth, death,
divorce, court and probate records from 1907. [1]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1906--Koochiching County was created 19 December 1906 from Itasca County.  County seat: International Falls [2]
  • For a brief history of how Koochiching County was named, click here, then select Koochiching County.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Cities[edit | edit source]

Big Falls | International Falls | Littlefork | Mizpah | Northome | Ranier

Unorganized[edit | edit source]

Rainy Lake | East Koochiching | South Koochiching | Northome | Northwest Koochiching | Nett Lake

Unincorporated[edit | edit source]

Birchdale | Craigsville | Indus | Island View | Loman | Pelland | Ray

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Minnesota Church Records.


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, Koochiching – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Koochiching 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]

Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

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.


Taxation[edit | edit source]

Minnesota tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. 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, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred], order electronically online ($) or download an application for Minnesota Birth Certificate and Death Certificates Applications to mail.

See also Minnesota Vital Records or How to order Minnesota Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers
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Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Koochiching County, Minnesota page 365, 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).