St. Louis County, Minnesota Records
St. Louis County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on March 1, 1856 (Organized in 1857) from Itasca and Newton. The county was named for the St. Louis River. The St. Louis River was named by the French explorer Verendrye in honor of being awarded the order of St. Louis by the King of France in 1749.
St. Louis County is bordered by Ontario Province, Canada (north), Lake County (east), Douglas County, Wisconsin (southeast), Carlton County (south), Aitkin County (southwest), Itasca County (west), Koochiching County (northwest).
St. Louis County Cities and Towns include Aurora, Babbitt, Biwabik, Brookston, Buhl, Chisholm, Cook, Duluth, Ely, Eveleth, Floodwood, Gilbert, Hermantown, Hibbing, Hoyt Lakes, Iron Junction, Kinney, Leonidas, McKinley, Meadowlands, Mountain Iron, Orr, Proctor, Tower, Virginia, Winton.
St. Louis County Townships include Alango, Alborn, Alden, Angora, Arrowhead, Ault, Balkan, Bassett, Beatty, Biwabik, Breitung, Brevator, Camp 5, Canosia, Cedar Valley, Cherry, Clinton, Colvin, Cotton, Culver, Duluth, Eagles Nest, Ellsburg, Elmer, Embarrass, Fairbanks, Fayal, Field, Fine Lakes, Floodwood, Fredenberg, French, Gnesen, Grand Lake, Great Scott, Greenwood, Halden, Industrial, Kelsey, Kugler, Lakewood, Lavell, Leiding, Linden Grove, McDavitt, Meadowlands, Midway, Morcom, Morse, Ness, New Independence, Normanna, North Star, Northland, Owens, Pequaywan, Pike, Portage, Prairie Lake, Rice Lake, Sandy, Solway, Stoney Brook, Sturgeon, Toivola, Van Buren, Vermilion Lake, Waasa, White, Willow Valley, Wuori Townships.
A Map of St. Louis County, Minnesota contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
St. Louis County, Minnesota Courthouse Records
St. Louis County, MN Courthouse
The St. Louis County Courthouse is located in Duluth, Minnesota. At some time Saint Louis County was attached to Benton County for county and or judicial purposes. Some early records may be found there. Record loss in 1869-70 due to unkown cause. 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 St. Louis 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.
- St. Louis County Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1870 and Land Records from ?. 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.
- St. Louis County Court Administrator has Probate Records from ? and Court Records from 1869. The County Court Administrator maintains court files for Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Probate, Conciliation, Juvenile, Tax and Family Court matters.
- St. Louis 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.
St. Louis 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
St. Louis 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.
St. Louis County, Minnesota Resources
- State of Minnesota Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Minnesota
- St. Louis County Historical Society
- Canosia Historical Society
- Hibbing Historical Society
- Iron Range Historical Society
- Minnesota Museum of Mining
- Range Genealogical Society
- Twin Ports Genealogical Society, PO Box 16895, Duluth MN 55816-0895
- Virginia Area Historical Society Heritage Museum
- Northeast Minnesota Historical Center
- St. Louis County, Minnesota Message Boards
- St. Louis County, Minnesota Genealogy Boards
St. Louis County, Minnesota External Links
- Minnesota Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- St. Louis County, Minnesota Books - Amazon
- St. Louis Co., Minnesota - FindaGrave
- Minnesota Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- St. Louis County, Minnesota Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Minnesota (1849 - 1922)
- St. Louis Co. MNGenweb
- St. Louis County, Minnesota Ancestry Database Collections
- St. Louis County, Minnesota Military Records