Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide

Sibley County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on March 5, 1853 (Organized in 1854) from Dakota County. The county was named in honor of General Henry Hastings Sibley (1811-1891), delegate to Congress from Minnesota Territory, 1849-53; first governor of Minnesota, 1858-60. Learn More About State of Minnesota History

Sibley County is bordered by McLeod County (north), Carver County (northeast), Scott County (east), Le Sueur County (southeast), Nicollet County (south), Renville County (west, northwest).

Sibley County Cities and Towns include Arlington, Gaylord, Gibbon, Green Isle, Henderson, Le Sueur, New Auburn, Winthrop.

Sibley County Townships include Alfsborg, Arlington, Bismarck, Dryden, Cornish, Faxon, Grafton, Green Isle, Henderson, Jessenland, Kelso, Moltke, New Auburn, Severance, Sibley, Transit, Washington Lake Townships.

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

Sibley County, Minnesota Courthouse Records

Sibley County, Minnesota Courthouse
Sibley County, MN Courthouse

The Sibley County Courthouse is located in Gaylord, Minnesota. At some time Sibley County was attached to Hennepin County for county and or judicial purposes. Some early records may be found there. First courthouse, built in the then county seat of Henderson, burned in 1863 along with all of the early county records. 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 Sibley 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.

  • Sibley County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1865 and Land Records from 1855. 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.
  • Sibley County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1895 and Court Records from 1866. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
  • Sibley 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.

Sibley County, Minnesota Census Records

Sibley County, Minnesota Vital Records

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