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United States Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Wabasha County

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


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Wabasha County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Wabasha County
Location in the state of Minnesota, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 27, 1849
County Seat Wabasha
Courthouse
Address Wabasha County Courthouse
625 Jefferson Avenue
Wabasha, MN 55981
Phone: 651.565.3018
Wabasha County Website


County Information[edit | edit source]

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

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870 1865 1870 1850 1853 1856

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]



County Recorder has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1865 and land records from 1855.
Court Administration has divorce, probate and court records from 1858.
Veterans Service Office has military records. [2]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1849--Wabasha County was created 27 October 1849 from unorganized territory.  County seat: Wabasha [3]

  • For a brief history of how Wabasha County was named, click here. Then select Wabasha 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]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information, see Minnesota Church Records.

Court[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, Wabasha – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Wabasha 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 Wabasha 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 Wabasha County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Company G.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies A and M.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies G and I.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies G and H.
- 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company G.
- 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company K
- 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wabasha County, Minnesota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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]

Since Minnesota tax records include only persons who owned taxable property, many residents were not included. Still they complement land records and can be used in place of missing censuses or the years between censuses. There may also be gaps. 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, or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Minnesota Vital Records.

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


Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Wabasha County Historical Society
PO Box 255
Wabasha, MN 55041
Phone: 877 525-3248
Website

Plainview Area History Center
40 4th St SW
Plainview MN 55964-1334
Phone: 507 534-4173

Wabasso County Center Historical Society
564 South Street
Wabasso 56293

Wabasha County Historical Society
503 West Center Street
Lake City 55041

Family History Centers
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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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wabasha County, Minnesota page 369, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).