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Nicollet County Records

County formed in 1853

MHS: Minnesota Historical Society
LDS: Family History Library
NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

Census Records

(available on microfilm at MHS, LDS, NARA)
State: 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
Federal: 1850, 1857, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890 Veterans Census, 1900, 1910, 1920

State Census information (Park Genealogical Books, Research Notes)

Census Records (Ancestry, membership required)

Marriage Records

Nicollet County Clerk
510 South Minnesota
St. Peter, MN 56082-2508
(507) 931-6800 Ext. 322

Minnesota Genealogical Journal (Park Genealogical Books)
Nicollet County Marriages 1853-1856 MGJ No. 11, March 1994
Nicollet County Marriages 1857-1859 MGJ No. 12, September 1994
Nicollet County Marriages, 1859-1864 MGJ No. 14, September 1995
Nicollet County Marriage Records, 1864-1865 MGJ No. 16, September 1996

Birth and Death Records

Minnesota Vital Records Information

  Nicollet County Vital Records Office

MN Death Certificate Index, 1908-2001
(Minnesota Historical Society)

MN Birth Certificate Index, 1900-1916
(Minnesota Historical Society)


Naturalization Records

1860-1956, Minnesota. District Court (Nicollet County). Saint Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1992. 6 microfilm reels.
Declarations of intention (first papers), 1867-1956, rolls 1-3
Final papers (second papers), 1860-1906, rolls 3-4
Petition and record (final papers), 1907-1943, rolls 4-6
Lists of citizenship petitions granted and denied, 1930-1945, roll 6.

Minnesota Naturalization Records Index (Ancestry)

Tax Lists

1857-1961, Nicollet County (Minn.). County Auditor. Saint Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society, 1992. 104 microfilm reels. Tax lists for the civil subdivisions of Nicollet County, recording the taxes assessed and paid on real and personal property for the years 1857, 1862-1901, and the sample years 1910-1911, 1920-1921, 1930-1931, 1940-1941, 1950-1951, and 1960-1961. Each entry gives the owner's name; school district number; amounts of various state and local taxes; total amount of taxes levied; date(s) and amount(s) of payment; receipt number; and a record of settlements, penalties, and delinquencies. The sections on real property additionally give the legal description, size, and assessed and equalized or homestead valuations of the property. The personal property sections additionally give total valuation of the property.

Will Books

1858-1960, Nicollet County (Minn.). Probate Court. 2.4 cu. ft. (6 v. and 1 folder in 3 boxes and 2 partial boxes). (MHS)

Naturalization and court record information  (Park Genealogical Books, Research Notes)

Other Records

Adoption Records Information (Park Genealogical Books, Research Notes)

Social Security Death Index
Social Security Death Index, SSDI (Ancestry)
Social Security Death Index, SSDI (Rootsweb)

Poorhouse Records (Scroll to Nicollet County)

U.S. Department of the Interior/Bureau of Land Management
Federal Land Patent Records (Click on Search Land Patent Records)

Military Records in Minnesota (Park Genealogical Books, Research Notes)

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Links to Military Information in Minnesota

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Blue Eath and Nicollet County

Last updated 12 March 2006