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Guide to '''Norman County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Norman County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Norman County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 14 Nov 2018 </ref>   
 
<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Norman County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 14 Nov 2018 </ref>   
  
==== Norman 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), Norman 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%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1881
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1882
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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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==== 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,107,c,norman.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Norman County, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_County,_Minnesota, accessed 12 February 2020.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada,_Minnesota Ada]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borup,_Minnesota Borup]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary,_Minnesota Gary]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halstad,_Minnesota Halstad]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrum,_Minnesota Hendrum]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perley,_Minnesota Perley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelly,_Minnesota Shelly]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Valley,_Minnesota Twin Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith,_Minnesota Faith]
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*Flom
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadler,_Minnesota Hadler]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockhart,_Minnesota Lockhart]
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*Ranum
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syre,_Minnesota Syre]
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*Waukon
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Anthony]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Park_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Bear Park]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flom_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Flom]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossum_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Fossum]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Hope_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Good Hope]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Meadow_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Green Meadow]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halstad_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Halstad]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hegne_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Hegne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrum_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Hendrum]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Lake_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Home Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Ida_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Lake Ida]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Lee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockhart_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Lockhart]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Mary]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonaldsville_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota McDonaldsville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_View_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Pleasant View]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Rockwell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelly_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Shelly]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Creek_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Spring Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strand_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Strand]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundal_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Sundal]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waukon_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Waukon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Rice_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Wild_Rice]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Township,_Norman_County,_Minnesota Winchester]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betcher,_Minnesota Betcher]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN Norman County}}}}
 
{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN Norman County}}}}
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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
  
 
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=====Death=====
 
=====Death=====
 
*'''1850-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2185953|Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''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
 
*[https://www.deathindexes.com/minnesota/index.html Online Minnesota Death Records & Indexes]
 
*[https://www.deathindexes.com/minnesota/index.html Online Minnesota Death Records & Indexes]
 
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
 
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]

Revision as of 18:10, 24 March 2020

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


Norman County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Norman County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 8, 1881
County Seat Ada
Courthouse
Address Norman County Courthouse
16 E 3rd Ave
Ada, MN 56510
Phone: 218.784.7131
Norman County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Norman Kittson an early historical figure of the region;another account printed at a later date Norwegians (Nordmann in Norwegian), who settled in this county. The County is located in the northwest area of the state. [1]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1881 1882 1881 1882 1885 1882 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 from 1881,
marriage records from 1882, some divorce and court records.
Pronate Judge has probate records. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1881--Norman County was created 8 November 1881 from Polk County.   County seat: Ada [4]
  • For a brief history of how Norman County was named, click here, then select Norman 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 HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Waukon
Townships
Ghost towns


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
MNGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MNGravestones
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]

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hendrum

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Hendrum, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Immanuel Lutheran Church

  • Records of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Norman County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Winchester Lutheran Church, Borup

  • Records of the Winchest Lutheran Church, Borup, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[6]

Zion Lutheran Church, Norman

  • Records of the Zion Lutheran Church, Norman, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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, Norman – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Norman 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]

Traill CountyCass CountyPolk CountyMahnomen CountyClay CountyBecker CountyMN NORMAN.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 Norman 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]

Norman County Historical Society
PO Box 303
Ada, MN 56510-0303
Telephone: 218-784-7311

Norman County Genealogy Society
Pioneer Village
Ada, MN 56510

Red River History Museum
211 3rd St
PO Box 123
Shelly MN 56581-0123
Telephone: 218-886-8895
Website

Norman County Historical Society
409 East 1st Avenue
Ada 56510

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, "Norman County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_County,_Minnesota accessed 14 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Norman 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), Norman 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, "Norman County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_County,_Minnesota, accessed 12 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.