Le Sueur County, Minnesota Genealogy
Guide to Le Sueur County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Le Sueur County, Minnesota|
Location in the state of Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
|Founded||March 5, 1853|
|County Seat||Le Center|
|Address||Le Sueur County Courthouse|
88 S Park Ave
Le Center, MN 56057
Le Sueur County Website
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places/Localities
- 5 Resources
- 5.1 Cemeteries
- 5.2 Census
- 5.3 Church
- 5.4 Court
- 5.5 Emigration and Immigration
- 5.6 Land
- 5.7 Local Histories
- 5.8 Maps
- 5.9 Military
- 5.10 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 5.11 Newspapers
- 5.12 Obituaries
- 5.13 Probate
- 5.14 Taxation
- 5.15 Vital Records
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 Websites
- 8 References
The County was named for the French explorer Pierre-Charles Le Sueur who visited the area in 1700. The County is located in the south central area of the state. 
Le Sueur County, Minnesota Record DatesEdit
Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1854, divorce and court records from 1880
and some school records 1920-1945.
Probate Judge has probate records1855.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1850. 
- 1853--Le Sueur County was created 5 March 1853 from Dakota County. County seat: Le Center 
- For a brief history of how Le Sueur County was named, click here, then select Le Sueur County.
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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:
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|MNGenWeb Archives||WorldCat||Billion Graves|
|See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.|
- 1865 - Minnesota State Census, 1865 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1885 - Minnesota State Census, 1885 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1905 - Minnesota State Census, 1905 at FamilySearch — index and images
List of Churches and Church Parishes
Emigration and ImmigrationEdit
Land records for Minnesota are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
MINNESOTA, Le Sueur – LAND AND PROPERTY
Local histories are available for Le Sueur 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.
Civil War service men from Le Sueur 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 Le Sueur County.
- - 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company E.
- - 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company E
- - 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- - 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies E and I.
- - 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company G.
World War IIEdit
- 1940-1945 - Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947 at FamilySearch — index and images
Naturalization and CitizenshipEdit
- 1872-1962 - Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1872-1962 at FamilySearch — index
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Le Sueur County, Minnesota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Online Probate Records
- 1850-2001 - Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1887-2001 - Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001 at FamilySearch — index and images
Societies and LibrariesEdit
Le Sueur County Historical Society
Museum and Genealogy Center
PO Box 357
301 Second St. NE
Le Sueur Historians
709 North 2nd Street
Le Sueur 56058
Family History Centers
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.
- For current information about a center near you, go to the Family History Center Map
- Introduction to Family History Centers
- Wikipedia contributors, "Le Sueur County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Sueur_County,_Minnesota accessed 13 Nov 2018
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Le Sueur 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.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Le Sueur County, Minnesota page 365, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Le Sueur County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Sueur_County%2C_Minnesota#Communities, accessed 06 February 2020.