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Guide to '''Morrison County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Morrison 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 = Morrison County Courthouse<br> 213 1st Ave SE<br>Little Falls, MN 56345<br>Phone: 320.632.1045<br>[http://www.co.morrison.mn.us/ '''Morrison County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Morrison County Courthouse<br> 213 1st Ave SE<br>Little Falls, MN 56345<br>Phone: 320.632.1045<br>[http://www.co.morrison.mn.us/ '''Morrison County Website'''] }}  
 
=== County Information ===  
 
=== County Information ===  
==== Morrison County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
 
  
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==== Description ==== 
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The County was named for fur trading brothers, William and Allan Morrison. The County is located in the central area of the state.
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Morrison County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrison_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 13 Nov 2018 </ref> 
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====Morrison County, Minnesota Record Dates====
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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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| 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), Morrison 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="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1857
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1856
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| 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>
 
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*'''1856--'''Morrison County was created 25 February 1856&nbsp;from [[Benton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Benton]] and [[Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stearns]] Counties.
 
*'''1856--'''Morrison County was created 25 February 1856&nbsp;from [[Benton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Benton]] and [[Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stearns]] Counties.
  
'''County seat:''' Little Falls <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''County seat:''' Little Falls <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== 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 [https://minnesota.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,097,c,morrison.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Morrison County, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrison_County%2C_Minnesota, accessed 11 February 2020.</ref>
  
For a list of cities and towns go to [http://minnesota.hometownlocator.com/mn/morrison/ hometownlocator.com] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrison_County,_Minnesota#Cities_and_towns wikipedia.com].  
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowlus,_Minnesota Bowlus]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckman,_Minnesota Buckman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmdale,_Minnesota Elmdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flensburg,_Minnesota Flensburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genola,_Minnesota Genola]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harding,_Minnesota Harding]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillman,_Minnesota Hillman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lastrup,_Minnesota Lastrup]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Falls,_Minnesota Little Falls]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motley,_Minnesota Motley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierz,_Minnesota Pierz]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randall,_Minnesota Randall]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royalton,_Minnesota Royalton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sobieski,_Minnesota Sobieski]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swanville,_Minnesota Swanville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upsala,_Minnesota Upsala]
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*Center Valley
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cushing,_Minnesota Cushing]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedhem,_Minnesota Freedhem]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory,_Minnesota Gregory]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln,_Minnesota Lincoln]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Rock,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Little Rock]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrill,_Minnesota Morrill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Prairie,_Minnesota North Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte,_Minnesota Platte]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramey,_Minnesota Ramey]
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*Shamineau Park
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*Sullivan
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vawter,_Minnesota Vawter]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agram_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Agram]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_Prairie_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Belle Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellevue_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Bellevue]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckman_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Buckman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buh_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Buh]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culdrum_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Culdrum]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cushing_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Cushing]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darling_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Darling]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmdale_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Elmdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granite_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Granite]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Prairie_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Green Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillman_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Hillman]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakin_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Lakin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Leigh]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Falls_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Little Falls]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrill_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Morrill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motley_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Motley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Morris_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Mount Morris]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Parker]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierz_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Pierz]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_Creek_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Pike Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Platte]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Pulaski]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richardson_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Richardson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripley_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Ripley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosing_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Rosing]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandia_Valley_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Scandia Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_River_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Swan River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swanville_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Swanville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Rivers_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Two Rivers]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_Prairie_Township,_Morrison_County,_Minnesota Rail Prairie]
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| ghost-col3=<div></div>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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|627024|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Minnesota/Morrison-County?id=county_1358 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://morrison.mngenweb.net/#cemeteries MNGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Morrison+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" | [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/morrison/morrison.html MNGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/morrison.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mn/morrison.htm MNInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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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  ====
  
{{MN Church Intro}}  
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{{MN Church Intro}}
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
[[Image:Mnmorrison.jpg|400px|Mnmorrison.jpg]]
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{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN Morrison County}}}}
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== '''Civil War''' =====
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===== Civil War  =====
  
 
Civil War service men from Morrison County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Morrison County.  
 
Civil War service men from Morrison County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Morrison County.  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.
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===== World War II =====
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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
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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  ====
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{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Morrison}}  
 
{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Morrison}}  
  
The [[Morrison County, Minnesota#Societies|Morrison County Historical Society]] has a large collection of newspapers, both in original format and on microfilm. [http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/?page_id=1404 Online listing]. Copies can be requested by calling the Morrison County Historical Society at 320-632-4007 or e–mail [mailto:contactstaff@morrisoncountyhistory.org. contactstaff@morrisoncountyhistory.org.] Research and copy fees will apply.  
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The [[Morrison County, Minnesota#Societies|Morrison County Historical Society]] has a large collection of newspapers, both in original format and on microfilm. [http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/?page_id=1404 Online listing]. Copies can be requested by calling the Morrison County Historical Society at 320-632-4007 or e–mail [mailto:contactstaff@morrisoncountyhistory.org. contactstaff@morrisoncountyhistory.org.] Research and copy fees will apply.
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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
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/minnesota/index.html Online Minnesota Death Records & Indexes]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Morrison County Historical Society<br> PO Box 239<br> 2151 South Lindbergh Dr<br> Little Falls MN 56345<br>Phone: 320-632-4007<br>[http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/ Morrison County Historical Society]<br><br>
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'''Morrison County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 239<br> 2151 South Lindbergh Dr<br> Little Falls MN 56345<br>Telephone: 320-632-4007<br>[http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
Military Historical Society of Minnesota<br>Camp Ripley<br> 15000 Highway 115<br>Little Falls MN 56345-4173<br>[http://www.mnmilitarymuseum.org/ Minnesota Military  Museum]<br><br>
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'''Military Historical Society of Minnesota'''<br>Camp Ripley<br> 15000 Highway 115<br>Little Falls MN 56345-4173<br>[http://www.mnmilitarymuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
Central Minnesota Historical Center<br> Centennial Hall, Room 148<br> St. Cloud University<br> St. Cloud, MN 56301<br>[http://lrts.stcloudstate.edu/library/special/archives/CMHC.asp Central Minnesota Historical Collection]<br><br>
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'''Central Minnesota Historical Center'''<br> Centennial Hall, Room 148<br> St. Cloud University<br> St. Cloud, MN 56301<br>[http://lrts.stcloudstate.edu/library/special/archives/CMHC.asp Website]<br><br>
  
 
==== 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]]
  
 
==== Societies  ====
 
==== Societies  ====
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Copies may be requested by contacting the Historical Society. [http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/?page_id=1193 Research and copy fees] apply.
 
Copies may be requested by contacting the Historical Society. [http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/?page_id=1193 Research and copy fees] apply.
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://morrison.mngenweb.net/  Morrison County MNGenWeb]
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/morrison/ Morrison County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/morrison/ Morrison County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Morrison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Morrison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}

Revision as of 17:11, 24 March 2020

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


Morrison County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Morrison County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 25, 1856
County Seat Little Falls
Courthouse
Address Morrison County Courthouse
213 1st Ave SE
Little Falls, MN 56345
Phone: 320.632.1045
Morrison County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for fur trading brothers, William and Allan Morrison. The County is located in the central area of the state. [1]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1870 1866 1870 1857 1856 1860 1836
Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]


County Recorder has birth, marriage, death and some cemetery records,
land and military records; Court Administration has divorce, probate and court records[3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1856--Morrison County was created 25 February 1856 from Benton and Stearns Counties.

County seat: Little Falls [4]

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 HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Shamineau Park
  • Sullivan
  • Vawter
Townships
Ghost towns


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Morrison County Historical Society Morrison County Historical Society WPA Biographies. 1,130 biographies written 1936–1939. Index available online. Copies can be requested by calling the Morrison County Historical Society at 320-632-4007 or e–mail contactstaff@morrisoncountyhistory.org.

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
MNGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MNInterment
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.


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, Morrison – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Morrison 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]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Morrison County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Morrison County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company E.
- 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
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 Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

The Morrison County Historical Society has a large collection of newspapers, both in original format and on microfilm. Online listing. Copies can be requested by calling the Morrison County Historical Society at 320-632-4007 or e–mail contactstaff@morrisoncountyhistory.org. Research and copy fees will apply.

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]

Morrison County Historical Society
PO Box 239
2151 South Lindbergh Dr
Little Falls MN 56345
Telephone: 320-632-4007
Website

Military Historical Society of Minnesota
Camp Ripley
15000 Highway 115
Little Falls MN 56345-4173
Website

Central Minnesota Historical Center
Centennial Hall, Room 148
St. Cloud University
St. Cloud, MN 56301
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.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Morrison County Historical Society
2151 South Lindbergh Drive
Little Falls, Minnesota 56345
Phone: 320-632-4007
E–mail contactstaff@morrisoncountyhistory.org.

Collection: Morrison County Historical Society

  • WPA Biographies. 1,130 biographies written 1936–1939. Index available online.
  • Local newspapers. Online listing.

Copies may be requested by contacting the Historical Society. Research and copy fees apply.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Morrison County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrison_County,_Minnesota accessed 13 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Morrison 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), Morrison County, Minnesota page 366, 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, "Morrison County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrison_County%2C_Minnesota, accessed 11 February 2020.