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WELCOME TO
POLK COUNTY, MINNESOTA

Please welcome Shirley Dorgan as the coordinator
of Polk County as of July 21, 2001

Researchers: Please see note * at bottom of page!


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USGenWeb HISTORY

  • How and when the USGenWeb Project Started

BIOGRAPHIES

- Fontaine Family History - submitted Feb 2007

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

  • Cemeteries in Polk County - contact me if you find errors or want to add any new transcriptions.  We are always looking for new cemetery listings - if you have partial or complete listings, or could take the time to walk through some of the cemeteries in Polk County, please send them to me and I will post them. 

 

CENSUS RECORDS

CHURCHES

  • Polk County, including Grand Forks, ND
  • A listing of the churches in Polk County, Minnesota, some with contact information and  pictures.  Please let me know if you find any more and I will post them. 
  • See Rural Church Database Website by Steph - pictures and info about many of the churches in Polk Co and other MN Counties. 

CITIES AND TOWNSHIPS

  • Fosston City - 1906 high school program and menu

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

CITY DIRECTORIES

  • Link to site with City Directories of the USA - MN

HISTORY of POLK COUNTY

  • A short overview of the history of Polk County, MN
HISTORIES of Polk Co. MN
  • Norman Nelson - History and autobiography Crookston, Polk Co., MN - submitted Fall 2006

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES and Museums in Polk Co.

 

 

LIBRARIES

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

The Crookston Public Library

  • 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.    The newspapers are indexed, so the library can do a search or you may wish to do it yourself if you visit the library located at:
    • 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


LINKS to MN information

Some helpful links - genealogy and others.*

MAILING LIST - Polk County MN

 

To subscribe to the Polk County Mailing List send e-mail message to: MNPOLK-L-request@rootsweb.com with subject line blank no signature line and the only word in the body: subscribe . For digest version MNPOLK-D-request@rootsweb.com.

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 - Surnames page will show if there is an obituary posted

  • Polk Co., MN obituaries only
PHOTOS

RESEARCHERS IN POLK COUNTY

  • Polk Co. Resident please volunteer to do an occasional lookup for others researching MN information. 
REUNIONS - UPCOMING GENEALOGICAL EVENTS
  • Let me know of your upcoming reunions and events and I will post it here

SCHOOLS - Student listings

  • if anyone has information about old schools in MN, please contact me and we can add the information.

SURNAME QUERIES - Surname Registry

 

 

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

VITAL RECORDS - POLK COUNTY- or MINNESOTA

  • contact information

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME AND TALENT

WALL OF HONOUR

  • A few projects that could use your help in Polk County

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

 

 

Submitted by Jon Raymond. Thanks, Jon, for all your help!


  SEARCH THIS ENTIRE SITE FOR NAMES and PLACES

just type in what you are looking for, placename, surname etc., -  if it is on this site the search engine will show you where it is!

Search this site powered by FreeFind


Links to other useful sites:

* "Links to sites that are not part of the USGenWeb Project are provided for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of the sites or their contents by the USGenWeb Project or its members. Neither the USGenWeb Project nor its members are responsible for the contents of any "third party" site which you may access from a link on this page."


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.


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For questions or comments about this web page or site,
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Updated September 04, 2008

2007 by Shirley Dorgan on behalf of USGenWeb