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Guide to '''Pipestone County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Pipestone 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 = Pipestone County Courthouse<br>416 S Hiawatha<br>Pipestone, MN 56164-1562<br>Phone: 507.825.1135<br>[http://www.pipestone-county.com/ '''Pipestone County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Pipestone County Courthouse<br>416 S Hiawatha<br>Pipestone, MN 56164-1562<br>Phone: 507.825.1135<br>[http://www.pipestone-county.com/ '''Pipestone County Website'''] }}  
 
=== County Information ===  
 
=== County Information ===  
==== Pipestone County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
 
  
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==== Description ==== 
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The County was named for deposits of red pipestone used by Native Americans to make pipes. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pipestone County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipestone_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 14 Nov 2018 </ref> 
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====Pipestone 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), Pipestone 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" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1877
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1877
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1877
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1877
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1879
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1877
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877
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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" | 1879
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1879
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
 
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1857--'''Pipestone County was created 23 May 1857&nbsp;from [[Brown County, Minnesota Genealogy|Brown]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Pipestone <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''1857--'''Pipestone County was created 23 May 1857&nbsp;from [[Brown County, Minnesota Genealogy|Brown]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Pipestone <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*For a brief history of how Pipestone County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Pipestone County.
 
*For a brief history of how Pipestone County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Pipestone County.
  
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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,117,c,pipestone.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pipestone County, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipestone_County,_Minnesota, accessed 15 February 2020.</ref>
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{{Populated places
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgerton,_Minnesota Edgerton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatfield,_Minnesota Hatfield]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland,_Minnesota Holland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ihlen,_Minnesota Ihlen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper,_Minnesota Jasper]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipestone,_Minnesota Pipestone]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruthton,_Minnesota Ruthton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trosky,_Minnesota Trosky]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock,_Minnesota Woodstock]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airlie,_Minnesota Airlie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cazenovia,_Minnesota Cazenovia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cresson,_Minnesota Cresson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Corner,_Minnesota Diamond Corner]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aetna_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Aetna]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altona_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Altona]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burke_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Burke]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eden_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Eden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmer_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Elmer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_Prairie_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Fountain Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grange_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Grange]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Gray]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Osborne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Rock]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Sweet]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Township,_Pipestone_County,_Minnesota Troy]
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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|586342|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Minnesota/Pipestone-County?id=county_1368 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://pipestone.mngenweb.net/cemeteries/index.html MNGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kw%3Acemetery+Pipestone+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://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/pipeston.htm Tombstone Project]
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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 ====
 
==== Census ====
 
'''State Census'''
 
'''State Census'''
*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
{{MN History Intro}}  
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{{MN History Intro}}
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* [https://books.google.com/books?id=NYQUAAAAYAAJ An Illustrated History of the Counties of Rock and Pipestone, Minnesota] by Arthur P. Rose (1911) at Google Books
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[[Image:Mnpipestone.jpg|600px|Mnpipestone.jpg]]
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{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN Pipestone County}}}}
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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  ====
  
{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Pipestone}}  
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{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Pipestone}}
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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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=====Marriage=====
 
=====Marriage=====
  
*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images  
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*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images  
  
 
=====Death=====
 
=====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]
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''Pipestone County Genealogical Society'''<br>113 S Hiawatha Ave<br>Pipestone 56164<br>Phone: 507-825-2563<br>Email:[mailto:pipctymu@iw.net]<br>[http://www.pipestoneminnesota.com/museum/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Pipestone County Genealogical Society'''<br>113 S Hiawatha Ave<br>Pipestone 56164<br>Telephone: 507-825-2563<br>E-mail:[mailto:pipctymu@iw.net pipctymu@iw.net]<br>[http://www.pipestoneminnesota.com/museum/ Website]<br><br>
  
'''Southwest Minnesota Historical Center'''<br>  Social Science141<br>  Southwest Minnesota State University,<br> 1501 State Street<br>  Marshall, MN 56258<br> Phone: (507) 537-7373 <br> <br>
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'''Southwest Minnesota Historical Center'''<br>  Social Science141<br>  Southwest Minnesota State University,<br> 1501 State Street<br>  Marshall, MN 56258<br> Telephone: 507-537-7373 <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]]  
 
*[[Pipestone Minnesota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Pipestone Minnesota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://pipestone.mngenweb.net/  Pipestone County MNGenWeb]
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/pipestone/ Pipestone County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/pipestone/ Pipestone County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Pipestone|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Pipestone|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}

Revision as of 21:48, 24 March 2020

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


Pipestone County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Pipestone County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 23, 1857
County Seat Pipestone
Courthouse
Address Pipestone County Courthouse
416 S Hiawatha
Pipestone, MN 56164-1562
Phone: 507.825.1135
Pipestone County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for deposits of red pipestone used by Native Americans to make pipes. The County is located in the southwest area of the state. [1]

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1877 1877 1877 1877 1879 1877 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, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1877. County Recorder has land records. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1857--Pipestone County was created 23 May 1857 from Brown County.  County seat: Pipestone [4]
  • For a brief history of how Pipestone County was named, click here, then select Pipestone 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
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
Tombstone Project
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, Pipestone – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Pipestone 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]

Lincoln CountyLyon CountyMurray CountyNobles CountyRock CountyBrookings CountyMoody CountyMinnehaha CountyMN PIPESTONE.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 Pipestone 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]

Pipestone County Genealogical Society
113 S Hiawatha Ave
Pipestone 56164
Telephone: 507-825-2563
E-mail:pipctymu@iw.net
Website

Southwest Minnesota Historical Center
Social Science141
Southwest Minnesota State University,
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258
Telephone: 507-537-7373



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, "Pipestone County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipestone_County,_Minnesota accessed 14 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pipestone 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), Pipestone County, Minnesota page 367, 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, "Pipestone County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipestone_County,_Minnesota, accessed 15 February 2020.