Welcome to Wright County, Minnesota

Part of the US GenWeb Project


County Seat is Buffalo

Established: February 20, 1855

Wright County was named after New York statesman Silas Wright


Site update 12-19-2014



Wright County is up for adoption…please contact the MNGenWeb Asst State Coordinator if you are interested, thank you. 






The Hanover bridge spans the Crow River,
which separates the Hennepin County and Wright County lines.

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Archives and Addresses

Cemetery listings and transcriptions

Mailing List and Wright County information

Archives Submitted bios, cemeteries, census, history, newspaper articles, obits and marriage transcriptions.


Cemeteries of Wright County @ e-podunk


Transcribed Cemeteries@ archives fixed  link


City of Monticello, MN - Cemetery


Howard Lake Cemetery updated 7-19-2009

Wright County mailing list


About Wright County


Message Boards



Rootsweb Message Board


Genform Message Board


Queries 1997-2006

Herald Journal Local newspaper for Howard Lake, Lester Prairie, Montrose, New Germany, Waverly and Winsted.


Wright County Journal Press for Buffalo

SURNAMES, family group sheets and family web sites  

Lookups or to volunteer (5 volunteers)

Wright County Photos  this new link will take you off site.  Browse or submit

Unknown Photos


New Photo site  Off site…upload your own photos.  No need to sign in to browse.



Township links

Birth Index 1900-1934 fee $9 for copy

Death Index 1904-2001 fee $9 for copy

Marriages 1856-1885

Marriages listed by female names  

Misc Obituaries 

Social Security Death Index

MACO eCounties - Marriage 

Look up MN marriages.  They are still adding more marriages, so check back to their site from time to time.



1885 state census at KinSource

(subscription required)


MN State Census index Search 

Index search for the years: 1849, 1850, 1853, 1855, 1857, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895 and 1905


Minnesota Formation Maps

Cokato Museum

Research Resources at Cokato Museum

What’s new

What’s updated


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Past County Coordinator

*Glen Pettit

Thank you for all your hard work in the past years!!


There have been Genealogists visiting since March 11, 2005


Wright County Coordinators for the MNGenWeb




In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. This lead to the USGenWeb project of which Minnesota is a part.
Volunteers are needed who are willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. If you would like to host a Minnesota county, contact the
MNGenWeb Coordinator