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Wabasha County, Minnesota Genealogy

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



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 Courthouse



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. [1]

History

Parent County

1849--Wabasha County was created 27 October 1849 from unorganized territory.  County seat: Wabasha [2]

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

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

Military

Civil War

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.
- 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).