Lincoln County, Minnesota Records
Lincoln County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on November 4, 1873 (Organized in 1881) from Lyon County. The county was named in honor of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), member of Congress from Illinois, 1847-49; president of the United States, 1861-65.
Lincoln County Cities and Towns include Arco, Hendricks, Ivanhoe, Lake Benton, Tyler, Verdi.
Lincoln County Townships include Alta Vista, Ash Lake, Diamond Lake, Drammen, Hansonville, Hendricks, Hope, Lake Benton, Lake Stay, Limestone, Marble, Marshfield, Royal, Shaokatan, Verdi Townships.
A Map of Lincoln County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Lincoln County, Minnesota Courthouse Records
Lincoln County, MN Courthouse
The Lincoln County Courthouse is located in Ivanhoe, Minnesota. At some time Lincoln County was attached to Redwood County for county and or judicial purposes. Some early records may be found there. Learn More About State of Minnesota Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
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 Lincoln 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.
- Lincoln County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1879, Marriage Records from 1879 and Land Records from 1874. 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.
- Lincoln County Court Administrator has Probate Records from 1878 and Court Records from 1880. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
- Lincoln 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.
Lincoln County, Minnesota Census Records
- Learn More: State of Minnesota Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Lincoln 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.
Lincoln County, Minnesota Resources
- State of Minnesota Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Minnesota
- Lincoln County Historical Society, 406 Brooks St, Hendricks MN 56136
- Lake Benton Area Historical Society, PO Box 267, 108 South Center Street, Lake Benton MN, Phone: 507 368-4480
- Southwest Minnesota Historical Center
- Lincoln County, Minnesota Message Boards
- Lincoln County, Minnesota Genealogy Boards
Lincoln County, Minnesota External Links
- Minnesota Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Lincoln County, Minnesota Books - Amazon
- Lincoln Co., Minnesota - FindaGrave
- Minnesota Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Lincoln County, Minnesota Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Minnesota (1849 - 1922)
- Lincoln Co. MNGenweb
- Lincoln County, Minnesota Ancestry Database Collections
- Lincoln County, Minnesota Military Records