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BELTRAMI COUNTY, MINNESOTA GENWEB PROJECT

Welcome to the Beltrami County GenWeb Project. Beltrami County was created in 1856 and the county seat is Bemidji. It is a well-known fact that Paul Bunyan was born here. That is our story and we are sticking to it!

We are a free, genealogical and historical website run by volunteers Vikki Gray and Michael Andrews to assist you in your research. That means that we locate and post materials and handle the website. But this website is yours! Please feel free to submit genealogy or history-related data for us to post here.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
WHAT'S NEW? Easily determine what has been added since your last visit
ARCHIVES Minnesota GenWeb Project Archives
BIBLIOGRAPHY For further reading. If you know of any good local history books please let us know.
BIOGRAPHIES AND FAMILY TREES Under development. Please submit yours for posting here!
BIRTH CERTIFICATES INDEX Statewide. Provided by Minnesota Genealogical Society. Searchable index covers the years 1900-1934, supplemented by about 2700 pre-1900 records.
BIRTHS - MORE
Births & Christenings 1840-1980 County Birth Records 1863-1983
CEMETERIES Under development.
CHURCHES Names and addresses of all Beltrami County churches. If we missed yours - let us know!
CENSUS
1857 MN Territorial Census 1865 MN State Census 1875 MN State Census 1885 MN State Census 1895 MN State Census 1905 MN State Census
CHURCHES Under development.
DALBY DATABASE A collection of online, searchable databases containing genealogical information about people who lived primarily in southeastern Minnesota, including Carver, Dakota, Dodge, Goodhue, Hennepin, McLeod, Olmsted, Rice, Scott, Steele, and Waseca counties. Contains over one million records. Burials from cemeteries in Minnesota and some outside of Minnesota, Births, Marriages, Census, Rice County City Directories, Civil War Veterans, Articles from Newspapers and Index of people in books.
DEATH CERTIFICATE INDEX Statewide. Provided by Minnesota Genealogical Society. Online searchable index of death cards from 1905 to 1907 and the death certificates from 1908 to 1996.
DEATHS & BURIALS From 1835 to 1990
  DUNN & BRADSTREET 1929 version - covers Beltrami, Koochiching and Lake of the Woods Counties. Indexed. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.
FUNERAL HOMES Cease Family Funeral Home
2815 Bemidji Ave N
Bemidji, MN 56601-2346
218-751-9700

Olson Schwartz Funeral Home
519 Minnesota Ave Nw
Bemidji, MN 56601-3024
218-751-3159
  GENEALOGY TERMS Helpful definitions
LOOKUPS Michael Andrews has kindly offered to assist w/lookups when he can. However we would love a few more volunteers. Do you have any Beltrami County materials in which you could help with a lookup? If so, let us know what materials you can do a lookup in. We need you!
MARRIAGES
Marriages 1849-1850 Marriages 1860-1949
MAPS A Nice collection of area maps to help you with your research
MN GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 1185 Concord St. N., Suite 218 • South St. Paul, MN 55075-1150 • P: 651 455-9057
MN HISTORICAL SOCIETY 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3000
NEIGHBORS
Beltrami County
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NEWSPAPERS - CURRENT

THE BEMIDJI PIONEER
1320 Neilson Ave. S.E.
Bemidji, Minnesota 56619
Phone: (218) 333-9200

Ojibwe News (Native American newspaper)
Native American Press
1819 Bemidji Ave N
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-1655
The Newsline
207 2nd Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-759-1139
  NEWSPAPERS-HISTORICAL Newspapers held by the Library of Congress
NEWSPAPERS - RARE

Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers would be another website that could be listed here as a resource on the "MNResearchResources and Links" page. (Their website is http://www.rarenewspapers.com/ ).

You can search a database of authentic newspapers on their site (by keyword, date, and more). If someone is looking for a specific edition of a newspaper (such as the St Paul Weekly Minnesotian, St Paul Press, and more) or is looking for information on a topic during their research, they might have it in stock. It could be a valuable resource for your visitors.

They have been dealers in rare & historic newspapers for more than 35 years and currently serve as consultants to the Freedom Forum Newseum, and are members of the American Antiquarian Society and the Ephemera Society of America.

OBITUARIES Please feel free to submit any obits that you may have access to.
PHOTOS Under development. Send yours in for posting!
PUPOSKY CENTENNIAL 1905-2005 - history of the town of Puposky
QUERIES These have been upgraded and combined with the Ancestry Boards. Post/View queries, bios, bible records, deeds, obits, pensions, and wills here. These are a valuable resource and all genealogists need to learn how to use them.
RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION
RESOURCES

Beltrami County Government
Beltrami County Courthouse
Bemidji, MN 56601

In general, Minnesota Birth and Death records before 1908 and all marriage records are in the offices of the Clerks of the District Court in the respective counties. Birth and death records after 1908 are in the offices of the Minnesota Dept. of Health.

Records of wills and all probate of estates are in the office of the Clerk of the Probate Court in the county courthouse, while the records of deeds and mortgages are handled by the Register of Deeds in the county courthouse.

Beltrami was attached to Becker County for many years for record purposes. Clerk of the District Court began keeping records in 1894.

Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce
300 Bemidji Ave.
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-444-3541 or 800-458-2223
or e-mail info@bemidji.org

Beltrami County Historical Society
130 Minnesota Ave. SW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Email: depot (at) beltramihistory.org
Phone (218) 444-3376.
Fax: (218) 444-3377
Hours of Operation
Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 4 p.m.

Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699
218-755-2001
City of Bemidji
City Hall
317 4th Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-759-3560 (main #)
218-759-3590 (f)
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Minnesota Indian Reservations
Local Weather in Bemidji
TIMELINE OF MN HISTORY
TOWNS AND VILLAGES A list of populated places in Beltrami County. Taken from the USGS.
VITAL RECORDS

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Central Cashiering - Vital Records
P.O. Box 64499
St. Paul, MN 55164-0499

Note: They do not take walk-in customers.

Or you can order them from the State Registrar
Beltrami State Registrar Office
License Center
701 Minnesota Avenue NW, Ste 100
Bemidji, MN 56601-3177
218-333-4148

VOLUNTEERS We need you! Please visit this page to see how you can help.
WILL RECORDS From 1849 to 1985
YEARBOOKS This is an area where locals can be of great help. If you have an old yearbook, scan it in and send it to us for posting. Or take digital photos and send them in!
 
 
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