Douglas County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Douglas County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on March 8, 1858 from Cass County and Pembina County. The county was named in honor of Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813-1861), member of Congress from Illinois 1843-47, U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1847-61; candidate for president in 1860; advocated Minnesota statehood as chairman of Senate Committee on Territories.. Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Douglas County is bordered by Otter Tail County (north), Todd County (east), Stearns County (southeast), Pope County (south), Stevens County (southwest), Grant County (west).

Douglas County Cities and Towns include Alexandria, Brandon, Carlos, Evansville, Forada, Garfield, Kensington, Millerville, Miltona, Nelson, Osakis.

Douglas County Townships include Alexandria, Belle River, Brandon, Carlos, Evansville, Holmes City, Hudson, Ida, La Grand, Lake Mary, Leaf Valley, Lund, Millerville, Miltona, Moe, Orange, Osakis, Solem, Spruce Hill, Urness Townships.

A Map of Douglas County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Douglas County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Douglas County, Minnesota Courthouse
Douglas County, MN Courthouse

The Douglas County Courthouse is located in Alexandria, Minnesota. Learn More About State of Minnesota Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Douglas county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Douglas County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1870 and Land Records from 1862. The County Recorder is responsible for all the real estate records for properties located in the County. Permanent records of deeds, mortgages and other various real estate records are recorded/filed in this office. As Local Registrar, the office protects and issues certified copies of Birth and Death records, Marriage Certificates & Military Discharge Records.
  • Douglas County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1868 and Court Records from 1867. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Douglas County Treasurers Office is responsible for keeping a complete accounting of all monies collected and expended by all the county departments. This includes the investing of available funds and accurately distributing the interest received. The department is also responsible for the collection of taxes and distribution to the various taxing entities within the County.

Douglas County, Minnesota Census Records

Douglas County, Minnesota Vital Records

Douglas County, Minnesota Resources

Douglas County, Minnesota External Links

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