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POLK COUNTY GENEALOGY

      Kermit Kittleson is the Polk County Coordinator


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WHAT'S NEW on Polk county Genealogy
BIOGRAPHIES & OBITUARIES

BIRTHS IN POLK COUNTY       8 pages with many names.

BOOKS with LOOKUPS - Lookup volunteers listed

  • Book recommendations about Polk County. (Many with lookup volunteers) Including Cemetery Books, War Records, Histories, Atlases and School Year books.  More Books with lookup volunteers needed

 

CEMETERIES OF POLK COUNTY

CENSUS RECORDS

CHURCHES of POLK COUNTY

CITIES AND TOWNSHIPS

  • Every city and township listed by township and range number and nearest  post office

HISTORY of POLK COUNTY
  • A short overview of the history of Polk County

HISTORIES of Polk Co. MN

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES and MUSEUMS in Polk Co.

 

LIBRARIES

  • Lake Agassiz Regional Library
    (offsite)
    The Website for the McIntosh, Crookston, Climax, Fosston, and Fertile Public Libraries.

  • The Crookston Public Library
    A branch of the Lake Agassiz Regional Library System. They have microfilmed copies of the Crookston Daily Times beginning in Nov 1891.  Many of the smaller communities submitted news to the Times.  They also have the Polk County newspaper for some years, beginning in 1877.

    110 North Ash Street; Crookston, MN  56716
    Phone: (218)281-4522
    Fax: (218)281-4523
    Toll Free Telephone Reference: 1-800-247-0449
    E-mail: Crookston@northernlights.lib.mn.us

EXTERNAL LINKS
      To more Minnesota information

MAPS of POLK COUNTY

NEWSPAPERS

MN Newspaper lookups for a fee - contact Mary
  • Crookston Times Articles - some obits and biographies of residents of MN

Lake Agassiz Regional Library 

  • Crookston Daily Times beginning in Nov. 1891.  Many of the smaller communities submitted news to the Times.  We also, have the Polk County newspaper for some years, beginning in 1877, so that might be another source.  The newspapers are indexed, so we can do a search or you may wish to do so yourself at the library.
OBITUARIES

PHOTOS

RESEARCHERS IN POLK COUNTY

  • If you can, please volunteer to do an occasional lookup for others researching Polk county people.

SCHOOLS - Student listings

SURNAME QUERIES - Surname Registry

 

 

  • add biographies, surnames and queries about surnames  to this site - Polk Co. MN Surnames only
Polk County VITAL RECORDS Page

History of USGenWeb
      How and when the USGenWeb Project Started

Researchers unfamiliar with western Polk County, especially the East Grand Forks area, should be aware of important facts.

  • East Grand Forks (EGF) is on the North Dakota border.

  • Across the state border (Red River of the North), is Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, ND.

  • EGF has never had a hospital and until the mid-1960s did not have a cemetery (Resurrection Cemetery).

  • If you believe a birth/death/burial was "in East Grand Forks," you might want to expand your search to the USGenWeb sites for North Dakota and Grand Forks County.

  • The two oldest cemeteries in Grand Forks ND are Calvary and Memorial Park.

  • OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    "Polk County was formed on July 20, 1858 and included present-day Red Lake and Pennington Counties, with the county seat at Crookston.  On December 24, 1896, Red Lake County was split from Polk County, including present-day Pennington County, with the county seat at Red Lake Falls.  On November 23, 1910, Pennington County was split from Red Lake County with the county seat at Thief River Falls."       (Credit: Jon Raymond)

The USGenWeb Project's Official Copyright Policy

The USGenWeb Project will not tolerate any copyright violations. Lookup requests from copyrighted books should be limited to one name, or perhaps two if it is a married couple. Information given should be minimal, for example:

If it is a cemetery lookup, the information should be the name of the cemetery and the dates on the headstone.

If someone asks for "everybody with X surname" or an entire family group, or for hardcopies to be mailed, please advise that The USGenWeb Project volunteers have been asked not to comply with such requests.

Lookups can extend to searching the copyrighted material to determine if the material would be helpful to the requester in their research. Should the copyrighted material prove useful, the volunteer can provide the author's address and ordering information.

Cemetery listings and pictures may be posted to the site if the cemetery was walked and transcribed by the submitter.  The submitters name, address and date obtained will be made available to the County Coordinator BEFORE it is posted. 

The USGenWeb Project will endeavour to get a WRITTEN statement from each copyright holder which stipulates which books may be used for lookups.


For questions or comments about this web page or site,
please contact the County Coordinator,


Updated Nov. 16, 2014, K. Kittleson
Updated Apr. 25, 2015, K. Kittleson

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