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Guide to '''Red Lake County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Red Lake County, Minnesota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized= November 3, 1896<ref>[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]; accessed 16 Feb 2021.</ref>
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|county seat= Red Lake Falls
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|parent county= [[Polk County, Minnesota Genealogy|Polk]]<ref>[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]; accessed 16 Feb 2021.</ref>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for Red Lake and Red Lake River. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Red Lake County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 14 Nov 2018 </ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
| county = Red Lake County
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{{MN Courthouse Intro|Red Lake}}
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| founded year = 1896
 
| founded date = December 24
 
| seat = Red Lake Falls
 
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| building address = Red Lake County Courthouse<br>124 Langevin Ave <br> PO Box 3<br>Red Lake Falls, MN 56750<br>Phone: 218.253.2997<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Red-Lake-County-Minnesota-Courts.htm '''Red Lake County Website'''] }}  
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== Red Lake County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
 
  
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'''Red Lake County Courthouse'''<br>124 Langevin Ave <br> PO Box 3<br>Red Lake Falls, MN 56750<br>Phone: 218-253-4281<br>[https://www.co.red-lake.mn.us/ Red Lake County Website] <br><br>
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Court Administrator has birth, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1897, school records 1900-1955, Court Records has land records.<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>
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=== Red Lake County, Minnesota Record Dates  ===
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{{MN Record Dates Intro|Red Lake}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 385-403. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1897
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1897  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1997
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1897
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1897
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.</center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1909'''  Courthouse destroyed by fire in April, but records survived.<br><br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MN Boundary Changes Intro|Red Lake}}
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*'''1896--'''Red Lake County was created 03 November 1896 from [[Polk County, Minnesota Genealogy|Polk]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Red Lake Falls<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/minnesota/ Interactive Map of Minnesota County Formation History] (1790-1897) - animated maps illustrating Minnesota county boundary changes
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*[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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Court Administrator has birth, marriage, divorce,
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=== Populated Places ===
probate and court records from 1897
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{{MN Populated Places Intro|Red Lake}}
and school records 1900-1955.
 
Court Records has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Red Lake County, Minnesota page 367, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
== History  ==
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://minnesota.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,125,c,red%20lake.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Red Lake County, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota, accessed 17 February 2020.</ref>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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{{Populated places
 
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*'''1896--'''Red Lake County was created 24 December 1896&nbsp;from [[Polk County, Minnesota Genealogy|Polk]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Red Lake Falls <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks,_Minnesota Brooks]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklee,_Minnesota Oklee]
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plummer,_Minnesota Plummer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_Falls,_Minnesota Red Lake Falls]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy,_Minnesota Dorothy]
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*Garnes
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huot,_Minnesota Huot]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perault,_Minnesota Perault]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrebonne,_Minnesota Terrebonne]
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*Wylie
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browns_Creek_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Browns Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emardville_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Emardville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equality_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Equality]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garnes_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Garnes]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gervais_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Gervais]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Pleasant_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Pleasant]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambert_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Lambert]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisville_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Louisville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poplar_River_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Poplar River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_Falls_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Red Lake Falls]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrebonne_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Terrebonne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wylie_Township,_Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota Wylie]
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'''1909'''  Courthouse destroyed by fire in April, but records survived.
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MN Historical Timeline Intro|Red Lake}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{MN Resources Intro|Red Lake}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MN Bible Intro|Red Lake}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MN Biographies Intro|Red Lake}}
  
*[[Pennington County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pennington]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*[[Polk County, Minnesota Genealogy|Polk]]
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{{MN Business Records Intro|Red Lake}}
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MN Cemeteries Intro|Red Lake}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Red Lake County, Minnesota''' online and in print</center>
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Minnesota/Red-Lake-County?id=county_1372 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Minnesota&cemetery_county=Red%20Lake&year_range=5&size=15  BillionGraves]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Red%20Lake%2C+County%2C+Minnesota%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_1372  Find A Grave]
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* [http://minnesotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=63 Minnesota Gravestones]
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* [http://redlake.mngenweb.net/mtolivecem.htm MNGenWeb]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://minnesotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=63 MNGravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' [[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |(Often more complete)]]</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Red+Lake+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|754520|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Red+Lake+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://redlake.mngenweb.net/mtolivecem.htm MNGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394293&reqParentsLabel=Red%20Lake%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=&cemetery-loc=Red%20Lake%2C+County%2C+Minnesota%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=county_1372 Find A Grave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21389&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=12&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See [[Minnesota Cemeteries|Minnesota Cemeteries]] for more information.<center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MN Census Intro|Red Lake}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1900 |12195
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|1910 |6564
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|1920 |7263
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|1930 |6887
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|1940 |7413
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|1950 |6806
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|1960 |5830
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|1970 |5388
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|1980 |5471
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|1990 |4525
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|2000 |4299
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|2010 |4089
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'''State Census'''<br>
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* '''1835-1890''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3555/ Minnesota, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1835-1890] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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* '''1849-1905''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1058/ Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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* '''1865''' {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota State Census, 1865 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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* '''1875''' {{RecordSearch|1503053|Minnesota State Census, 1875}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota State Census, 1875 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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* '''1885''' {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota State Census, 1885 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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* '''1905''' {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota State Census, 1905 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MN Church Intro|Red Lake}}
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394293&reqParentsLabel=Red%20Lake%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MN Court Intro|Red Lake}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MN Directories Intro|Red Lake}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MN Emigration Intro|Red Lake}}
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* '''1912-1956''' {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MN Ethnic Groups Intro|Red Lake}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MN Funeral Homes Intro|Red Lake}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MN Genealogies Intro|Red Lake}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MN Guardianship Intro|Red Lake}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MN Land Intro|Red Lake}}
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''Online Land Indexes and Records''<br>
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* '''Pre-1908''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2076/ Minnesota, U.S., Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MN Histories Intro|Red Lake}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MN Maps Intro|Red Lake}}
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{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN Red Lake County}}}}
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* [https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?search=SUBMIT&cat=0&q=minnesota%2C+red++Lake+County&dateRangeStart=&dateRangeEnd=&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA Minnesota Maps] at [https://www.davidrumsey.com/home David Rumsey Map Collection]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394293&reqParentsLabel=Red%20Lake%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- FamilySearch Places- [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/FamilySearch_Places How to Use FS Places]
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=== Migration ===
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{{MN Migration Intro|Red Lake}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MN Military Intro|Red Lake}}
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'''''Multiple Wars'''''<br>
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* '''1861-1917''' {{RecordSearch|1471019|United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[United States, Civil War and Later Pension Files Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; Free index, images ($)
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* '''1898-1899''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/4816/ Minnesota Volunteers in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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* '''1861-1865''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1138/ U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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* '''1861-1865''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1715/ Minnesota, U.S., Civil War Records, 1861-1865] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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* '''1861-1865''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3729/ Minnesota Civil War Soldiers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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* '''1861-1934''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/4654/ U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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'''''Spanish-American War'''''<br>
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* '''1898''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2400/  U.S., Spanish American War Volunteers Index to Compiled Military Service Records, 1898]  at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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* '''1898-1899''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6070/ Minnesota, U.S., Spanish American War Muster Rolls and Casualty Lists, 1898-1899] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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* '''1917-1918''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3172/ U.S., World War I Civilian Draft Registrations, 1917-1918] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
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* '''1917-1918''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6482/ U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index, images ($)
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* '''1918-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2421524|Minnesota, World War I Records, 1918-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, World War I Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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'''''World War II'''''<br>
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* '''1940-1947''' {{RecordSearch|2759155|Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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* '''1940-1947''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2238/ U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index, images ($)
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* '''1942''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1002/ U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
  
==== Census ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
'''State Census'''
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{{MN Naturalization Intro|Red Lake}}
*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
==== Church  ====
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''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''<br>
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* '''1849-1985''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70800/ Web: Minnesota, U.S., Naturalization Index, 1849-1985] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
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* '''1872-1962''' {{RecordSearch|2632486|Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1872-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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* '''1880-1920''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61202/ Minnesota, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1880-1920] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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* '''1918''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70801/ Web: Minnesota, U.S., Alien Registration Index, 1918] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
  
{{MN Church Intro}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MN Newspapers Intro|Red Lake}}
  
==== Court  ====
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* [https://newspapers.mnhs.org/jsp/browse.jsp Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub] at [https://www.mnhs.org/ Minnesota Historical Society]; narrow to county or city, search for surname, limit by date.
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MN Obituaries Intro|Red Lake}}
  
*'''1912 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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* '''1865-2006''' {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota, Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, Obituaries - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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* '''1891-2003''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70827/ Web: Minnesota, U.S., Obituary Index, 1891-2003] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MN Other Records Intro|Red Lake}}
  
{{MN Land|Red Lake}}  
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MN Periodicals Intro|Red Lake}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MN Probate Intro|Red Lake}}
  
{{MN History Intro}}  
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''<br>
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* '''1801-1925''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9070 Minnesota, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1801-1925] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; index and images ($)
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* '''1849-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1607922|Minnesota Will Records, 1849-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota Will Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; Three Minnesota counties are not in this collection: Hennepin, Marshall, and St. Louis.
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MN Schools Intro|Red Lake}}
  
[[Image:Mnredlake.jpg|right|200px|Mnredlake.jpg]]  
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=== Social Security Records ===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($); index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MN Tax Intro|Red Lake}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MN Vital Intro|Red Lake}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MN Birth Intro|Red Lake}}
  
{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Red+Lake}}
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* '''1840-1980''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2550/ Minnesota, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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* '''1900-1934''' [https://www.mnhs.org/search/people Minnesota People Records Search - Births] at Minnesota Historical Society - free index, images ($)
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* '''1900-1934''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10828/minnesota-birth-index-1900-1934?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=feb20historicalrecords&utm_content=feb20historicalrecords Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage]; index ($)
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* '''1935-2000''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8742/ Minnesota, U.S., Birth Index, 1935-2000] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Obituaries ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MN Marriage Intro|Red Lake}}
  
*'''1865 - 2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— index and images
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* '''1850-2019''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70873/ Web: Minnesota, U.S., Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850-2019] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
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* '''1860-1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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* '''1885-present''' [https://moms.mn.gov/ Minnesota Official Marriage System] at [https://moms.mn.gov/LearnMore MOMS.mn.gov]; search by county, name or date, and request copy.
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* '''1970-2003''' [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/records-minnesota-marriage-index.html Minnesota Marriage Records Index, 1970-2003] at [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/ Archives] ($)
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* '''1976-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10210/minnesota-marriages-1976-2003?s=275764761 Minnesota, Marriages, 1976-2003] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage]; index ($)
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MN Death Intro|Red Lake}}
  
{{MN Probate Intro}}
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* '''1850-2001''' {{RecordSearch|2185953|Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, County Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
'''Online Probate Records'''
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* '''1887-2001''' {{RecordSearch|3398461|Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
*'''1801 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9070 Minnesota Wills and Probate Records 1801-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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* '''1904-2001''' [https://www.mnhs.org/search/people Minnesota People Records Search - Deaths] at Minnesota Historical Society - free index, images ($)
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* '''1904-2001''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10859/minnesota-death-index-1904-2001?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=feb20historicalrecords&utm_content=feb20historicalrecords Minnesota, Death Index, 1904-2001] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage]; index ($)
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* '''1908-2017''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7316/ Minnesota, U.S., Death Index, 1908-2017] at [https://ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MN Divorce Intro|Red Lake}}
  
{{MN Tax Intro}}
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* '''1970-1995''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1081/ Minnesota, U.S., Divorce Index, 1970-1995] at [https://ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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* '''1970-2003''' [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/records-minnesota-divorce-index.html Minnesota Divorce Records Index, 1970-2003] at [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/ Archives] ($)
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MN Research Facilities Intro|Red Lake}}
  
{{MN Vital Intro}}
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=== Archives ===
=====Birth=====
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{{MN Archives Intro|Red Lake}}
  
=====Marriage=====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MN Libraries Intro|Red Lake}}
  
=====Death=====
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'''Red Lake Falls Public Library'''<br>105 Champagne Ave SW <br>Red Lake Falls, MN 56750<br>218-253-2992<br>Email: [mailto:redlake@gsuite.nwrlib.org redlake@gsuite.nwrlib.org]<br>[https://nwrlib.org/libraries/red-lake-falls Website]<br><br>
  
<br>
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=== Museums ===
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{{MN Museums Intro|Red Lake}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Societies ==
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{{MN Societies Intro|Red Lake}}
  
'''Red Lake County Historical Society'''<br> c/o Anne Healy<br>135 Bottineau Ave. N.E.<br> Red Lake Falls, MN 56750<br>[http://www.redlakecountyhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Red Lake County Historical Society'''<br> 18779 115th Avenue<br> Red Lake Falls, MN 56750-8864<br>John Thibert, President: 218-253-2237<br>Email: [mailto:3thibert@gvtel.com 3thibert@gvtel.com]<br>[http://www.redlakecountyhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
=== Family History Centers  ===
 
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== Websites ==
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{{MN Websites Intro|Red Lake}}
  
== Websites  ==
 
  
*[http://genforum.com/mn/redlake/ Red Lake County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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* [https://www.mnhs.org/research Research] at [https://www.mnhs.org/ Minnesota Historical Society] — links to Records and Indexes; See also [[Minnesota Historical Society|MHS Wiki Page]]
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Red+Lake|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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* [https://www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org/ Iron Range Research Center] The Iron Range Research Center contains one of the largest collections of genealogical and local history research materials in the Upper Midwest and includes census, naturalization records, passenger arrival records, mining company newsletters, and a survey of Women in Industry taken in 1919, among many others.
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/redlake/redlake.html Red Lake County, MN], a member of [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/mnfiles.htm MN USGenWeb Archives], an affiliate of[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://redlake.mngenweb.net/mnredlak.htm Red Lake County, MN], a member of [http://www.mngenweb.net/counties.htm MNGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [http://usgenweb.org/about/projects.html USGenWeb Project].
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|201606|Minnesota|Red%20Lake}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MN Research Guides Intro|Red Lake}}
  
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Revision as of 14:51, 21 April 2021

Guide to Red Lake County, Minnesota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Red Lake Falls
Organized: November 3, 1896[1]
Parent County(s): Polk[2]
Neighboring Counties
Pennington  • Polk
See County Maps
Courthouse
Minnesota, Red Lake County Courthouse.png
Location Map
Minnesota Red Lake County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Red Lake and Red Lake River. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Red Lake County Courthouse
124 Langevin Ave
PO Box 3
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750
Phone: 218-253-4281
Red Lake County Website

Court Administrator has birth, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1897, school records 1900-1955, Court Records has land records.[4]

Red Lake County, Minnesota Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1897 1897 1897 1997 1873 1897 1836
*Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1909 Courthouse destroyed by fire in April, but records survived.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Red Lake County, Minnesota online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For links to Federal, State, and Territorial censuses, see Minnesota Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 12,195
1910 6,564 −46.2%
1920 7,263 10.6%
1930 6,887 −5.2%
1940 7,413 7.6%
1950 6,806 −8.2%
1960 5,830 −14.3%
1970 5,388 −7.6%
1980 5,471 1.5%
1990 4,525 −17.3%
2000 4,299 −5.0%
2010 4,089 −4.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information, see Minnesota Church Records.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

The county register of deeds keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.

Online Land Indexes and Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Red Lake County. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Minnesota Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Pennington CountyPolk CountyMN RED LAKE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Multiple Wars

Civil War

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records may include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Minnesota Probate Records for additional information.

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Since Minnesota tax records include only persons who owned taxable property, many residents were not included. Still they complement land records and can be used in place of missing censuses or the years between censuses. There may also be gaps. For more information, see the wiki page Minnesota Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Minnesota Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Red Lake County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Minnesota Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Red Lake County. For state-wide library facilities, see Minnesota Archives and Libraries.

Red Lake Falls Public Library
105 Champagne Ave SW
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750
218-253-2992
Email: redlake@gsuite.nwrlib.org
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Red Lake County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Minnesota Societies.

Red Lake County Historical Society
18779 115th Avenue
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750-8864
John Thibert, President: 218-253-2237
Email: 3thibert@gvtel.com
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 16 Feb 2021.
  2. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 16 Feb 2021.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Red Lake County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota accessed 14 Nov 2018
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Red Lake County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lake_County,_Minnesota, accessed 17 February 2020.