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Guide to Itasca County, Minnesota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Grand Rapids
Organized: 07 March 1891[1]
Parent County(s): Original County
Neighboring Counties
Aitkin  • Beltrami  • Cass  • Koochiching  • St. Louis
See County Maps
Courthouse
Minnesota, Itasca County Courthouse.png
Location Map
Minnesota Itasca County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Two Latin words for "truth" and "head". The County is located in the north-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Itasca County Courthouse
123 4th Street NE
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-27-2856
Itasca County Website

County Recorder-Registrar has birth and marriage records from 1891, death records from 1894, burial records from 1900, land records from 1883 and military records from 1919.
Court Administrator has probate records from 1896, divorce and court records from 1950.
Minnesota Historical Society has divorce and court records to 1950. [3]

Itasca County, Minnesota Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1891 1891 1894 1891 1883 1896 1836
*Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Populated Places
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[8]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
Unorganized territories


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

It was organized in 1857, then deorganized in 1858, and reorganized in 1891. It was attached to Washington, Crow Wing, Benton, Chisago, Morrison, St. Louis, and Aitkin counties.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Itasca County, Minnesota online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For links to Federal, State, and Territorial censuses, see Minnesota Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 97
1860 51 −47.4%
1870 96 88.2%
1880 124 29.2%
1890 743 499.2%
1900 4,573 515.5%
1910 17,208 276.3%
1920 23,876 38.7%
1930 27,224 14.0%
1940 32,996 21.2%
1950 33,321 1.0%
1960 38,006 14.1%
1970 35,530 −6.5%
1980 43,069 21.2%
1990 40,863 −5.1%
2000 43,992 7.7%
2010 45,058 2.4%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information, see Minnesota Church Records.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

The county register of deeds keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.

Online Land Indexes and Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Itasca County. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Minnesota Local Histories.

  • Rottsolk, James E.; Pines, Mines, and Lakes: the Story of Itasca County, Minnesota (Itasca County Historical Society, 1960) Online at FamilySearch Digital Library.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Beltrami CountyKoochiching CountySt. Louis CountyAitkin CountyCass CountyMN ITASCA.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War

Online Civil War Indexes and Records

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records may include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Minnesota Probate Records for additional information.

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Since Minnesota tax records include only persons who owned taxable property, many residents were not included. Still they complement land records and can be used in place of missing censuses or the years between censuses. There may also be gaps. For more information, see the wiki page Minnesota Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Minnesota Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Itasca County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Minnesota Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Itasca County. For state-wide library facilities, see Minnesota Archives and Libraries.

Arrowhead Library System
5528 Emerald Ave
Mountain Iron, MN 55768
218-741-3840
E-mail:als@alslib.info
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Itasca County Histrical Society Museum
201 N Pokegama Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-326-6431
E-mail:ichs@paulbunyan.net
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Itasca County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Minnesota Societies.

Itasca County Genealogical Club
PO Box 261
Bovey, MN 55709
Website

Itasca County Histrical Society
201 N Pokegama Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-326-6431
E-mail:ichs@paulbunyan.net
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 1/23/2021.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Itasca County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itasca_County,_Minnesota accessed 13 Nov 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 1/21/2021.
  6. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 1/21/2021.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Itasca County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itasca_County,_Minnesota, accessed 30 January 2020.