|Population (2000 census): 34,898|
|County Seat: Glencoe|
|Size: 503 square miles; 311,388 acres|
|Townships: 14 (Acoma, Bergen, Collins, Glencoe, Hale, Hassen Valley, Helen, Hutchinson, Lynn, Penn, Rich Valley, Round Grove, Sumter, Winsted).|
|Cities: 9 (Biscay, Brownton, Glencoe, Hutchinson, Lester Prairie, Plato, Silver Lake, Stewart, Winsted ).|
|Ghost towns: Acoma, Bear Lake, Brush Prairie, Collins, Fernando, Glendale, Heatwole, Henry's Corner, Karns City, Keystone, Komensky, Koniska, Lamson, Pleasant Hill, Rocky Run, St. George, Sherman Station, So. Silver Lake, Sumter, Thorton, West Lynn, West Winsted.|
|McLeod County Courthouse,
McLeod Vital Records Office 830 11th East Glencoe, MN 55336-2216 (320)
|McLeod County Historical Society (McLeod County Heritage Center), 380 School Road Northwest, Hutchinson, MN 55350 Phone: (320) 587-2109. Web site (new 6/12/2002): www.mcleodhistory.org. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail will be checked several times each week.|
Historical Society Volunteer Officers: Elizabeth Schwarze president, Julie Jensen vice-president and Gerry Stifter treasurer.
|Closed||10:00am to 8:00 pm||Closed||Closed||10:00am to 4:30pm||10:00am to 4:30pm||1:00pm to 4:00pm|
Offering a researchers room, growing collection of donated family history books, a copy machine and a microfilm reader. Microfilm collection includes most of the McLeod County newspapers, Minnesota Federal Census and Naturalization papers (no microfilm copier). Requests should be directed to Gerry Stifter, volunteer archivist. We will do look-ups etc. We charge $10 per hour for researches, with a one hour minimum. In addition we charge 25¢ per copy and postage for mailing copies. We have copies of the township clerk's birth and death records for Bergen, Hale and Winsted townships as an additional reference source.
The McLeod County Genealogy Society, a branch of the McLeod County Historical Society, meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm. The McLeod County Historical Society has an extensive archive of deaths, births and other events clipped from newspapers and indexed for easy retrieval.
Please note: See the McLeod County Historical Society's web site for further information regarding admission fees, etc.
|Howard Lake-Waverly Herald & Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal: Contains McLeod County and surrounding area obituary archives dating back to 1997.|
|Hutchinson Leader -- Long time Hutchinson newspaper.|
|UsGenWeb McLeod County Archives|
|Minnesota Historical Society: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN.|
|Minnesota LDS Family History
Centers: (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- a link to the
LDS Research Outline for Minnesota can be found on RootsWeb page: http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/USA/mn.html
-- located under General Resources.
Host note: I need updates on many
of the above phone numbers, especially area codes. Most of the above
information is based on 1999 data -- except the McLeod County Historical Society
which should now be current.
Please contact me if your name(s) and / or organizations require information updates.
|Additional miscellaneous resources (new
|Lookup Volunteer *|
|Atlas and Farmers Directory of McLeod County (1914)||See Title. New 7/8/2002.||Independent Lookup Volunteer||S&R Raitor-Raiter|
|Bear Creek Cemetery (1989)||Transcribed Headstones. (Surname order)||Minnesota Genealogy Society (St. Paul).|
|Charles McLaughlin V.F.W. Post 906||History of Hutchinson V.F.W. Post 906.||Minnesota Genealogy Society (St. Paul).|
|Faith Lutheran Church 1870 - 1995||Hutchinson||Minnesota Genealogy Society (St. Paul).|
|Glencoe, History of (1975)||History of Glencoe. (not indexed)||McLeod County Historical Society||Gerry Stifter*|
|Lester Prairie 1886 - 1986||History of Lester Prairie.||McLeod County Historical Society||Gerry Stifter*|
|Lester Prairie and Community, History of (1937)||History of Lester Prairie and surrounding area. Some families listed.||Minnesota Genealogy Society (St. Paul).|
|McLeod County -- 1880 Census CD||UsGenWeb 1880 United States Census CD, contains McLeod County.
For more information -- click here.
|Lynn Mohr (Dahlke)|
|McLeod County, Atlas and Farmers Directory of (1914)||Contains plats of all Townships with owners names. All farmers listed including postal route, wife and children, Section, Acres, and how long in county.||McLeod County Historical Society|
|McLeod County, History of (1917)||History of McLeod County. Many McLeod Co. pioneer families listed.||Minnesota Genealogy Society (St. Paul), McLeod County Historical Society.||Gerry Stifter*|
|McLeod County History Book (1978)||History of McLeod County. New 7/8/2002.||Independent Lookup Volunteer||S&R Raitor-Raiter|
|McLeod County, History Book - Martin McLeod 1813 (1978)||History of McLeod County. Many McLeod Co. pioneer families listed. (indexed)||Minnesota Genealogy Society (St. Paul), McLeod County Historical Society.|
|McLeod County Pictorial Atlas (1979)||Many families listed with pictures. (indexed)||McLeod County Historical Society|
|1888 Meeker and McLeod Counties, History of, Illustrated Album of Biography||1888 History of Meeker and McLeod County. Many McLeod Co. pioneer families listed. (indexed)||McLeod County Historical Society||Gerry Stifter*|
|St. Adalbert's Church, Silver Lake (1991)||Records of St. Adalbert's Church, Silver Lake
Births, Marriages and Death: (event order)
|Minnesota Genealogy Society (St. Paul).|
|St. Joseph's Church, Silver Lake (1991)||Records of St. Joseph's Church, Silver Lake
Births, Marriages and Death: 1895-1920. (event order)
|Minnesota Genealogy Society (St. Paul).|
|Silver Lake Minnesota 1889-1989, One Hundred Years of Life (1991)||History of Silver Lake and surrounding area. Some families listed.||Minnesota Genealogy Society (St. Paul).|
|Stewart Centenial 1878 - 1978 (1978)||History of Stewart.||McLeod County Historical Society||Gerry Stifter*|
|Winsted Centenial 1887 - 1987 (1987)||History of Winsted. Some families listed. (not indexed)||McLeod County Historical Society||Gerry Stifter*|
* When sending e-mail to Gerry Stifter - Please enter subject line: Research Request: Attention - Gerry Stifter. E-mail to the McLeod County Historical Society is checked several times each week.
If you know of other appropriate books or locations that could be posted here, please e-mail Don Burke with complete information;
What do you mean by "Lookups"? Someone who has access to a book or other resources and who will look up items requested from others (generally by e-mail). Maybe YOU have a book or other resource and would like to help others?
Microfilmed Church Records
|Holy Trinity Catholic Church||Winsted||1868||1710415, 1710416||1876-1990|
|St. Adalbert Catholic Church||Silver Lake||1889||1705530, 1705531||1879-1990|
|St. Anastasia Catholic Church||Hutchinson||1883||1705528, 1705529
|St. Boniface Catholic Church||Stewart||1877||1728525, 1705526, 1705527||1879-1887|
|St. George Catholic Church
(now St. Pius X Catholic Church)
|Glencoe||1891||1710417, 1710418, 1710419||1890-1990|
|St. John the Baptist of Rocky Run (Catholic)||Rocky Run||1868||1710415||1877-1884|
|St. Joseph Catholic Church||Silver Lake||1896||1705529, 1705530||1895-1990|
|St. Mary Catholic Church (Bird Island - Renville Co.)||Bird Island, Stewart||1881||1728523, 1728525, 1728770||1879-1990|
|St. Paul United Church of Christ
(formerly Doutsche Evangelische St. Paul)
|St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
(now St. Pius X Catholic Church)
|Glencoe||1865||1710417, 1710418, 1710419||1875-1982|
|Microfilmed Cemetery lists||Biscay Cemetery
Old Lake Marion
St. Johns United Church of Christ (Biscay)
* Please check with LDS card catalog for full description and
film numbers before ordering.
Records include Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths.
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