Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide
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Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on November 28, 1922 from Beltrami County. The county was named for Lake of the Woods. Translation of the Cree name for the lake. The lake was first mapped and named Lac des Bois in 1737. Learn More About State of Minnesota History
Lake of the Woods County is bordered by Ontario Province, Canada (northeast), Ontario Province, Canada (northeast), Koochiching County (southeast), Beltrami County (south), Roseau County (west), Manitoba Province, Canada (northwest).
Lake of the Woods County Cities and Towns include Baudette, Roosevelt, Williams, Angle, Baudette, Beaver Dam, * Boone, Chilgren, Cloverdale, * Eugene, * Forest Area, Gudrid, Hiwood, * Kiel, Lakewood, McDougald, Meadowland, * Myhre, Norris, * Noyes, * Park, * Pioneer, * Potamo, Prosper, Rapid River, Rulien, Spooner, Swiftwater, Townships 157-30, Township 158-30, Victory, Wabanica, Walhalla, Wheeler, Zippel Townships.
A Map of Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Courthouse Records
Lake of the Woods County, MN Courthouse
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 Lake of the Woods 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.
- Lake of the Woods County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1922, Marriage Records from 1923 and Land Records from 1896. 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.
- Lake of the Woods County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1923 and Court Records from 1922. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
- Lake of the Woods 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.
Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Census Records
- Learn More: State of Minnesota Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1930, 1940
- State Census Reconstructed Records: None
- State Population Schedules: None
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
- Union Veterans Schedules: None
Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Minnesota Vital Records
- Birth Records: from January 1900 to present
- Marriage Records: None Check with the Local County Registrar
- Divorce Records: None Check with the Local County Registrar
- Death Records: from January 1908 to present
- Locations: Minnesota Office of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164; (651) 201-5970
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificates Applications.
Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Resources
- State of Minnesota Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Minnesota
- Lake Of The Woods County Historical Society
- North Central Minnesota Historical Center
- Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Message Boards
- Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum