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Guide to '''Lyon County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Lyon County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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| building address = Lyon County Courthouse<br> 607 W Main<br>Marshall, MN 56258-3021<br>Phone: 507.537.6722<br>[http://www.lyonco.org/ '''Lyon County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Lyon County Courthouse<br> 607 W Main<br>Marshall, MN 56258-3021<br>Phone: 507.537.6722<br>[http://www.lyonco.org/ '''Lyon County Website'''] }}  
 
=== County Information ===  
 
=== County Information ===  
==== Lyon County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
 
  
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==== Description ==== 
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The County was named for Nathaniel Lyon. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 13 Nov 2018 </ref> 
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====Lyon County, Minnesota Record Dates====
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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), Lyon 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="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 385-403. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1874
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1874
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
 
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1869--'''Lyon County was created 2 November 1869 from [[Redwood County, Minnesota Genealogy|Redwood]] County. '''County seat:''' Marshall <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''1869--'''Lyon County was created 2 November 1869 from [[Redwood County, Minnesota Genealogy|Redwood]] County. '''County seat:''' Marshall <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*For a brief history of how Lyon County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Lyon County.
 
*For a brief history of how Lyon County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Lyon County.
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.<br>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [HOMETOWN URL HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon County, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Minnesota, accessed 07 February 2020.</ref>
  
For a list of cities and towns go to [http://minnesota.hometownlocator.com/mn/lyon/ hometownlocator.com] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Minnesota#Cities_and_towns wikipedia.com].  
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balaton,_Minnesota Balaton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottonwood,_Minnesota Cottonwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence,_Minnesota Florence]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garvin,_Minnesota Garvin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghent,_Minnesota Ghent]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynd,_Minnesota Lynd]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall,_Minnesota Marshall]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneota,_Minnesota Minneota]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell,_Minnesota Russell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taunton,_Minnesota Taunton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy,_Minnesota Tracy]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiret,_Minnesota Amiret]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burchard,_Minnesota Burchard]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley,_Minnesota Dudley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Valley,_Minnesota Green Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiret_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Amiret]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifton_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Clifton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coon_Creek_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Coon Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custer_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Custer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eidsvold_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Eidsvold]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairview_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Fairview]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandview_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Grandview]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Lake_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Island Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Marshall_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Lake Marshall]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Lucas]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynd_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Lynd]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyons_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Lyons]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Monroe]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordland_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Nordland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Lake_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Rock Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelburne_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Shelburne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodus_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Sodus]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Stanley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vallers_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Vallers]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westerheim_Township,_Lyon_County,_Minnesota Westerheim]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|465620|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Minnesota/Lyon-County?id=county_1351 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://lyon.mngenweb.net/cemeteries.html MNGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lyon+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Minnesota Cemeteries| Minnesota Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1912 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN Lyon County}}}}
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==== Military  ====
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===== World War II =====
  
[[Image:Mnlyon.jpg|600px|Mnlyon.jpg]]  
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2759155|Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1872-1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2632486|Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1872-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Lyon}}  
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{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Lyon}}
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====  Obituaries ====
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*'''1865-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{MN Vital Intro}}  
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{{MN Vital Intro}}
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=====Birth=====
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Death=====
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*'''1850-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2185953|Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1887-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|3398461|Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''Lyon County Historical Society'''<br> 301 West Lyon Street<br> Marshall, MN 56258<br> Phone: 507 537-6580<br>[http://www.lyoncomuseum.org/main/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Lyon County Historical Society'''<br> 301 West Lyon Street<br> Marshall, MN 56258<br>Telephone: 507-537-6580<br>[http://www.lyoncomuseum.org/main/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
'''Prairieland Genealogical Society'''<br> History Center<br> Room 141-Social Science Building<br> Southwest State University<br> Marshall, MN 56258<br>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cmolitor/ Website]<br><br>
 
'''Prairieland Genealogical Society'''<br> History Center<br> Room 141-Social Science Building<br> Southwest State University<br> Marshall, MN 56258<br>[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cmolitor/ Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Marshall Minnesota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Marshall Minnesota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/lyon/ Lyon County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/lyon/ Lyon County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  

Revision as of 21:58, 23 March 2020

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


Lyon County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Lyon County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 2, 1869
County Seat Marshall
Courthouse
Address Lyon County Courthouse
607 W Main
Marshall, MN 56258-3021
Phone: 507.537.6722
Lyon County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Nathaniel Lyon. The County is located in the southwest area of the state. [1]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1874 1872 1874 1880 1870 1880 1836
Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1874,
marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate and court records from 1880.
County Recorder has land records. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1869--Lyon County was created 2 November 1869 from Redwood County. County seat: Marshall [4]
  • For a brief history of how Lyon County was named, click here, then select Lyon County.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships


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 Billion Graves
Billion Graves
See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

State Census

Church[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.


Lutheran[edit | edit source]

Opdahl (Opdal) Lutheran Church, Florence

  • Records of Opdahl (Opdal) Lutheran Church, Florence, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[6]

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, Lyon – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Lyon 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]

Yellow Medicine CountyRedwood CountyCottonwood CountyMurray CountyPipestone CountyLincoln CountyMN LYON.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 Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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]

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.


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

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Lyon County Historical Society
301 West Lyon Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Telephone: 507-537-6580
Website

Prairieland Genealogical Society
History Center
Room 141-Social Science Building
Southwest State University
Marshall, MN 56258
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Minnesota accessed 13 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon 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), Lyon 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Lyon County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_County,_Minnesota, accessed 07 February 2020.
  6. "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.