Winona County, Minnesota Records
Winona County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on April 4, 1854 from Fillmore County and Wabasha County. The county was named for Dakota woman, cousin of the last chief Wabasha; from the Dakota word for "first born daughter".
Winona County is bordered by Wabasha County (northwest), Buffalo County, Wisconsin (north), Trempealeau County, Wisconsin (northeast), La Crosse County, Wisconsin (east), Houston County (south), Fillmore County (southwest), Olmsted County (west).
Winona County Cities and Towns include Altura, Dakota, Elba, Goodview, La Crescent, Lewiston, Minneiska, Minnesota City, Rollingstone, St. Charles, Stockton, Utica, Winona.
Winona County Townships include Dresbach, Elba, Fremont, Hart, Hillsdale, Homer, Mount Vernon, New Hartford, Norton, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, Rollingstone, Saratoga, St. Charles, Utica, Warren, Whitewater, Wilson, Wiscoy Townships.
A Map of Winona County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Winona County, Minnesota Courthouse Records
Winona County, MN Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Winona county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Winona County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1854 and Land Records from 1853. 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.
- Winona County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1856 and Court Records from 1855. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
- Winona 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.
Winona County, Minnesota Census Records
- Learn More: State of Minnesota Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Census Reconstructed Records: 1835-1890
- State Population Schedules: Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Winona 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.
Winona County, Minnesota Resources
- State of Minnesota Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Minnesota
- Winona County Historical Society
- Minnesota Historical Society Research Center, 1500 Mississippi Street, St. Paul, MN 55101, (612) 296-6980
- Winona County, Minnesota Message Boards
- Winona County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum
Winona County, Minnesota External Links
- Minnesota Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Winona County, Minnesota Books - Amazon
- Winona Co., Minnesota - FindaGrave
- Minnesota Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Winona County, Minnesota Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Minnesota (1849 - 1922)
- Winona Co. MNGenweb
- Winona County, Minnesota Ancestry Database Collections
- Winona County, Minnesota Military Records