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Carlton Co., MN Genealogy & History





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Carlton County Cemetery Records


This table does not represent all cemeteries in Carlton Co., only those with known transcriptions.
Cemetery Name Location Transcription? Photos?
Calvary Catholic Cemetery Cloquet Partial No
Eagle Lake Cemetery Eagle Township Yes No
St. Matthew's Cemetery Esko, Thomson Township Yes Some
Holyoke Cemetery Holyoke Yes No
Leonard Cemetery Kalevala Township Yes No
West Branch Cemetery Kalevala Township Yes Some
Perch Lake Cemetery Perch Lake Township Yes No
Lakeview Cemetery Wright, Lakeview Township Yes No
Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery Little Falls, Morrison Co., MN Yes No
Fort Snelling National Cemtery Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN Yes No

New from the Minnesota Historical Society: The Minnesota Veterans Graves Registration Index

The Dalby Database has listings for several Carlton Co. cemteries.

Don't forget to check these sites for cemetery transcriptions:

Carlton County Census Records

Blank Census Transcription Forms

1849 - Territorial

1857 - Territorial

1860 - Federal

1865 - State

1870 - Federal

1875 - State

  • The 1885 state census is available to subscribers at Kinsource.

1880 - Federal

1885 - State

  • The 1885 state census is available to subscribers at Kinsource.

1890 - Federal

  • Much of the 1890 census was damaged or destroyed in a fire in 1921 and subsequent mishandling. This is a very interesting article about what happened: First in the Path of the Firemen, NARA
  • In Minnesota, the only portion of the population schedule that exists is part of Wright County. However, the veterans schedule, taken that year to help the Pensions Bureau with applications from civil war veterans that were pouring in, has survived as well. A transcription of this schedule is planned.

1895 - State

1900 - Federal

1905 - State

1910 - Federal

1920 - Federal

1930 - Federal

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Historical & Genealogical Societies
Carlton Co. Historical Society Minnesota Historical Society Minnesota Genealogical Society
Esko Historical Society
PO Box 83
Esko, MN 55733
(218) 879-4400
Moose Lake Historical Society
PO Box 235
Moose Lake MN 55767-0235
Carlton County Historical Society
406 Cloquet Ave.
Cloquet, MN 55720


Carlton County Immigration

Carlton County Immigration

Minnesota immigration

Finding Ship Lists and Port Information

There were a significant number of immigrants who entered the country from Canada. The United States did not keep records of these entries until 1895. In Minnesota, these entry points included Duluth, International Falls, Warroad, and Ranier. These lists are available on microfilm in a collection called the St. Albans Lists. These microfilms are available at the National Archives, the LDS Family History Library, and possibly other genealogical libraries. More information on this collection can be found here: Immigrants also entered the country through shipping ports. The most famous of these is probably Ellis Island, although immigrants also arrived at many other ports. Some helpful sites for finding ship lists and other immigration information:

Carlton County Maps

Carlton County Land Records

Carlton County Directories



Carlton County Military Records

Military Records

Civil War Military Service

World War I Military Service

  • WWI draft registration cards are available at Ancestry

World War II Military Service


Carlton County Vital Records

Birth Records

  • The Minnesota Department of Health holds records from 1900 - 3 months ago. You may order it from the Department by filling out this form. A birth certificate cannot be mailed to you unless you demonstrate tangible interest. You demonstrate tangible interest by checking the appropriate box on the application and by having your signature on the application notarized. Applications that are not notarized will not be processed.
    Confidential birth records are restricted. Please see the Department of Health website for more information.
    Minnesota Department of Health
    Attention: Office of the State Registrar
    717 Delaware Street, SE
    P.O. Box 9441
    Minneapolis, MN 55440
    (612) 676-5120 recording
    Fax: (612) 331-5776
  • The County Recorder may hold records from before 1900. More information can be obtained by contacting the recorder's office.
    County Recorder
    301 Walnut
    Carlton, MN 55718
    (218) 384-9195
  • The Minnesota Historical Society has an index of birth certificates, 1900-1929 (with more to be added). This index was made from state level records. The Historical Society also holds records which have been deposited there by several Carlton Co. towns, including Twin Lakes, Wrenshall, Black Hoof, and Sawyer. More information can be found by searching the Historical Society catalog.
  • Ancestry.com has an index of Minnesota births, 1935-2002.
  • A transcription of Carlton Co. birth records, 1870 to 1876.
  • You may submit birth records from Carlton Co. and view those submitted by other researchers here: Carlton County Birth Records

Marriage Records

  • Marriage and divorce records can be obtained from the County Recorder. More information can be obtained by contacting the recorder's office.
    County Recorder
    301 Walnut
    Carlton, MN 55718
    (218) 384-9195
  • Ancestry.com has an index of Minnesota marriages, 1997-2001.
  • You may submit marriage records from Carlton Co. and view those submitted by other researchers here: Carlton County Marriage Records
  • MOMS (Minnesota Official Marriage System) is a statewide index of the marriage records held by each county.

Death Records

  • The Minnesota Department of Health holds records from 1908. You may order a certified death record from the Department by filling out this form. A death certificate cannot be mailed to you unless you demonstrate tangible interest. You demonstrate tangible interest by checking the appropriate box on the application and by having your signature on the application notarized. Applications that are not notarized will not be processed.
    Minnesota Department of Health
    Attention: Office of the State Registrar
    717 Delaware Street, SE
    P.O. Box 9441
    Minneapolis, MN 55440
    (612) 676-5120 recording
    Fax: (612) 331-5776
  • The County Recorder may hold records from before 1908. More information can be obtained by contacting the recorder's office.
    County Recorder
    301 Walnut
    Carlton, MN 55718
    (218) 384-9195
  • The Minnesota Historical Society has an index of death certificates, 1908-2001, as well as death cards 1904-1907. This index was made from state level records, which are on microfilm at the Historical Society. The Historical Society also holds records which have been deposited there by several Carlton Co. towns, including Twin Lakes, Wrenshall, Black Hoof, and Sawyer. More information can be found by searching the Historical Society catalog.
  • Many people find the Social Security Death Index helpful for finding a date of death.
  • A transcription of Carlton Co. death records, 1870 to 1882.





This site was updated on April 5, 2015
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