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Koochiching County, Minnesota Genealogy

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


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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 InformationEdit

DescriptionEdit

The County was named for the Ojibway word meaning "neighbor lake and river" for Rainy Lake and Rainy River. The County is located in the north central area of the state. [1]

Koochiching County, Minnesota Record DatesEdit

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1907 1907 1907 1907 1907 1907 1836
Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

County CourthouseEdit



Clerk District Court has birth, death,
divorce, court and probate records from 1907. [3]

HistoryEdit

Parent CountyEdit

  • 1906--Koochiching County was created 19 December 1906 from Itasca County.  County seat: International Falls [4]
  • For a brief history of how Koochiching County was named, click here, then select Koochiching County.

Boundary ChangesEdit

Record LossEdit

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/LocalitiesEdit

Populated PlacesEdit

CitiesEdit

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

UnorganizedEdit

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

UnincorporatedEdit

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

Neighboring CountiesEdit

ResourcesEdit

CemeteriesEdit

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

CensusEdit

State Census

ChurchEdit

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.


LutheranEdit

Bethania Lutheran Church, Marjie

  • Records of Bethania Lutheran Church, Marjie, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[5]

Trinity Lutheran Church, Gemmell

  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Gemmell, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[5]

CourtEdit

Emigration and ImmigrationEdit

LandEdit

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 HistoriesEdit

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.

MapsEdit

Lake of the Woods CountyBeltrami CountyItasca CountySt. Louis CountyOntarioMN KOOCHICHING.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


MilitaryEdit

World War IIEdit

Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit

NewspapersEdit

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

ObituariesEdit

ProbateEdit

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

TaxationEdit

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 RecordsEdit

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.


BirthEdit
MarriageEdit
DeathEdit


Societies and LibrariesEdit

Koochiching County Historical Society
PO Box 1147
214 6th Ave
International Falls MN
Telephone: 218-283-4316

North Central Minnesota Historical Center
The A. C. Clark Library
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE #28
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
Telephone: 218-755-3342
Website



Family History Centers
Edit

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

WebsitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Koochiching County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koochiching_County,_Minnesota accessed 13 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Koochiching 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), Koochiching County, Minnesota page 365, 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. 5.0 5.1 "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.