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Guide to '''Roseau 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 '''Rock 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= February 7, 1874<ref>[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/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 11 February2021.</ref>
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|county seat= Luverne
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|parent county= [[Brown County, Minnesota Genealogy|Brown]]<ref>[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/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 11 February2021.</ref>
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|county1= [[Lyon County, Iowa Genealogy|Lyon (IA)]]
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|county2= [[Minnehaha County, South Dakota Genealogy|Minnehaha (SD)]]
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|county3= [[Moody County, South Dakota Genealogy|Moody (SD)]]
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|county4= [[Murray County, Minnesota Genealogy|Murray]]
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|county5= [[Nobles County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nobles]]
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|county6= [[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pipestone]]</br><center>[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The County was named for the prominent rock deposit in the county. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rock County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 11 February 2021 </ref>
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== County Courthouse ===
| county = Roseau County
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{{MN Courthouse Intro|Rock}}
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| state = Minnesota
 
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| founded year = 1894
 
| founded date = February 28
 
| seat = Roseau
 
| building image =  
 
| building address = Roseau County Courthouse<br> 606 5th Ave SW Rm 20 <br>Roseau, MN 56751<br> Phone: 218.463.2541<br>[http://www.co.roseau.mn.us/ '''Roseau County Website'''] }}  
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== Roseau County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
 
  
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'''Rock County Courthouse'''<br> 204 E Brown St<br>PO Box 509 <br>Luverne, MN 56156-0509<br>Phone: 507-935-7006<br>[http://www.co.rock.mn.us/ Rock County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from 1872.<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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=== Rock County, Minnesota Record Dates  ===
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{{MN Record Dates Intro|Rock}}
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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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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<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" | '''[[Roseau County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roseau County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roseau County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roseau County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Roseau County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Roseau County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1895
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1895
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1895
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1892
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1894
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
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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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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, divorce<br> and probate records from 1895. Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Roseau County, Minnesota page 368, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MN Boundary Changes Intro|Rock}}
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*'''Parent Counties:''' Rock (originally called [[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pipestone]]) was created from [[Brown County, Minnesota Genealogy|Brown]] County May 23, 1857<ref>[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/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 11 February2021.</ref>  
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*'''Organized Date:''' February 7, 1874<ref>[https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/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 11 February2021.</ref>
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*'''County seat:''' Luverne<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://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/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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== History  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MN Populated Places Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://minnesota.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,133,c,rock.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rock County, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_County,_Minnesota, accessed 11 February 2021 .</ref>
  
*'''1894--'''Roseau County was created 28 February 1894&nbsp;from [[Kittson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kittson]] and [[Beltrami County, Minnesota Genealogy|Beltrami]]&nbsp;Counties. '''County&nbsp; seat:''' Roseau <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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{{Populated places
*For a brief history of how Roseau County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Roseau County.
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Creek,_Minnesota Beaver Creek]
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardwick,_Minnesota Hardwick]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hills,_Minnesota Hills]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper,_Minnesota Jasper]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth,_Minnesota Kenneth]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luverne,_Minnesota Luverne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia,_Minnesota Magnolia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steen,_Minnesota Steen]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Creek,_Minnesota Ash Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanaranzi,_Minnesota Kanaranzi]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manley,_Minnesota Manley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Plain_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Battle Plain]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_Creek_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Beaver Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Clinton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Denver]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanaranzi_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Kanaranzi]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luverne_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Luverne]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Magnolia]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Martin]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mound_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Mound]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Dell_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Rose Dell]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springwater_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Springwater]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Township,_Rock_County,_Minnesota Vienna]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce,_Minnesota Bruce]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie,_Minnesota Carnegie]
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MN Historical Timeline Intro|Rock}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{MN Resources Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MN Bible Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MN Biographies Intro|Rock}}
  
*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota Genealogy|Beltrami]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*[[Kittson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kittson]]
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{{MN Business Records Intro|Rock}}
*[[Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lake of the Woods]]
 
*[[Marshall County, Minnesota Genealogy|Marshall]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MN Cemeteries Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Rock 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/Roseau-County?id=county_1377 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Minnesota&cemetery_county=Rock&year_range=5&size=15  BillionGraves]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Rock%2C+County%2C+Minnesota%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_1376  Find A Grave]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mn/rock.htm  Interment.net]
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* [https://minnesotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=67 Minnesota Gravestones]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/rock.htm MN Tombstone Transcription Project]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/rock/rock.html USGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/roseau/roseau.html MNGenWeb Archives]
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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+Roseau+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|473110|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Rock+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/roseau.htm Tombstone Project]
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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=394297&reqParentsLabel=Rock%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=Rock%2C+County%2C+Minnesota%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=county_1376 Find A Grave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mn/roseau.htm MNInterment]
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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" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21405&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=16&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Minnesota Cemeteries| Minnesota Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MN Census Intro|Rock}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_County,_Minnesota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |23
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|1870 |138
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|1880 |3669
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|1890 |6817
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|1900 |9668
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|1910 |10222
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|1920 |10965
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|1930 |10962
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|1940 |10933
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|1950 |11278
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|1960 |11864
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|1970 |11346
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|1980 |10703
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|1990 |9806
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|2000 |9721
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|2010 |9687
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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|Rock}}
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394297&reqParentsLabel=Rock%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
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* '''1781-1969''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60722/?clickref=1011ldrarFJZ&o_lid=01100l4xJr&o_sch=Affiliate%2BExternal&o_xid=01100l4xJr U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MN Court Intro|Rock}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MN Directories Intro|Rock}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MN Emigration Intro|Rock}}
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* '''1912-1956''' {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MN Ethnic Groups Intro|Rock}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MN Funeral Homes Intro|Rock}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MN Genealogies Intro|Rock}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MN Guardianship Intro|Rock}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MN Land Intro|Rock}}
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''Online Land Indexes and Records''<br>
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* '''Pre-1908''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2076/ Minnesota, U.S., Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MN Histories Intro|Rock}}
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* Rose, Arthur P.; ''An Illustrated History of the Counties of Rock and Pipestone, Minnesota'' (Luverne, Minnesota: Northern History Publishing Company, 1911) Online at [https://books.google.com/books?id=NYQUAAAAYAAJ Google Books], [https://archive.org/details/illustratedhistorrpm00rose Internet Archive], [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008652589 HathiTrust]; Indexed at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/29729/ Ancestry] ($).
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MN Maps Intro|Rock}}
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{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN Rock County}}}}
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* [https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Minnesota?q=rock+county%2c+minnesota&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No Minnesota Maps] at [https://www.davidrumsey.com/home David Rumsey Map Collection]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394297&reqParentsLabel=Rock%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{MN Migration Intro|Rock}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MN Military Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Census ====
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'''''Multiple Wars'''''
'''State Census'''
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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 ($)
*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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* '''1898-1899''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/4816/ Minnesota Volunteers in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
*'''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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'''''Civil War'''''
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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
  
{{MN Church Intro}}
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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
  
==== Court ====
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
 +
* '''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
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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]]
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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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
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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
  
*'''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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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MN Naturalization Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Land  ====
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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 Land|Roseau}}  
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MN Newspapers Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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.
  
{{MN History Intro}}  
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MN Obituaries Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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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)
  
[[Image:Mnroseau.jpg|right|250px|Mnroseau.jpg]]
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MN Other Records Intro|Rock}}
  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MN Periodicals Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MN Probate Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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.
  
{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Roseau}}
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=== School Records ===
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{{MN Schools Intro|Rock}}
  
====  Obituaries ====
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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]].
  
*'''1865 - 2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— index and images
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MN Tax Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{MN Vital Intro|Rock}}
  
{{MN Probate Intro}}
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==== Birth ====
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{MN Birth Intro|Rock}}
*'''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 $
 
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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 ($)
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* '''1935-2000''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8742/ Minnesota, U.S., Birth Index, 1935-2000] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
  
{{MN Tax Intro}}  
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MN Marriage Intro|Rock}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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] ($)
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* '''1976-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10210/minnesota-marriages-1976-2003?s=275764761 Minnesota, Marriages, 1976-2003] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage]; index ($)
  
{{MN Vital Intro}}
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==== Death ====
=====Birth=====
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{{MN Death Intro|Rock}}
  
=====Marriage=====
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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
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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
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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] ($)
  
*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Divorce ====
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{{MN Divorce Intro|Rock}}
  
=====Death=====
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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] ($)
*'''1850-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2185953|Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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* '''1970-2003''' [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/records-minnesota-divorce-index.html Minnesota Divorce Records Index, 1970-2003] at [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/ Archives] ($)
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{MN Research Facilities Intro|Rock}}
  
'''Roseau County Historical Society'''<br>110 2nd Avenue N.E.<br>Roseau 56751<br>
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=== Archives ===
[http://www.mnhistoricnw.org/roseaucohs.htm Website]<br><br>
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{{MN Archives Intro|Rock}}
  
'''Roseau County Historical Society and Museum'''<br>Roseau County Historical Research Center<br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
121 Center St. E Suite 101<br>Roseau MN 56751<br>Telephone: 218-463-1918<br>E-mail:[mailto:rchsroseau@mncable.net rchsroseau@mncable.net]<br>[http://www.roseaucohistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
'''Warroad Historical Society'''<br> Warroad Heritage Center<br> PO Box 688<br> 202 Main Ave NE<br> Warroad MN 56763-0688<br> Telephone: 218-386-2500<br><br>
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MN Libraries Intro|Rock}}
  
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'''Rock County Community Library'''<br>201 W Main St<br>Luverne, MN 56156<br>507-449-5040<br>E-mail: [mailto:rocklibrarystaff@gmail.com rocklibrarystaff@gmail.com]<br>[http://rockcountycommunitylibrary.org Website]<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{MN Museums Intro|Rock}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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'''Herried Military Museum'''<br>213 E Luverne St<br>Luverne, MN 56156<br>507-283-4061<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Herried-Military-Museum-10802680084067 Facebook]<br><br>
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'''Rock County History Center'''<br>312 E Main St<br>Luverne, MN 56156<br>507-283-2122<br>E-mail: [mailto:rcmuseum@gmail.com rcmuseum@gmail.com]<br>[https://rockcountyhistorical.com Website]<br><br>
  
*[[Warroad Minnesota Family History Center]]
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== Societies ==
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{{MN Societies Intro|Rock}}
  
== Websites  ==
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'''Rock County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 741<br>217 N Freeman Ave<br>Luverne MN 56156<br>507-283-9849<br>E-mail: [mailto:rcmuseum@gmail.com rcmuseum@gmail.com]<br>[https://rockcountyhistorical.com Website] <br><br>
  
*[http://genforum.com/mn/roseau/ Roseau County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Roseau|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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{{MN Websites Intro|Rock}}
  
== References  ==
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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]]
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* [https://www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org/search/ Iron Range Research Center]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/rock/rock.html Rock County] at [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/ USGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://rock.mngenweb.net/ Rock County MNGenWeb], a member of [http://www.mngenweb.net/index.htm The MNGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project].
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/counties/Rock/ Cyndi's List: Rock County]
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* [http://genealogytrails.com/minn/rock Minnesota Genealogy Trails]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|201641|Minnesota|Rock}} – 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.
  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MN Research Guides Intro|Rock}}
  
{{Minnesota|Minnesota}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:Roseau_County,_Minnesota]]
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{{Minnesota|Minnesota}}
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[[Category:Rock County, Minnesota]][[Category:Minnesota Counties]]

Revision as of 16:50, 19 May 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Luverne
Organized: February 7, 1874[1]
Parent County(s): Brown[2]
Neighboring Counties
Lyon (IA)  • Minnehaha (SD)  • Moody (SD)  • Murray  • Nobles  • Pipestone
See County Maps
Courthouse
Minnesota, Rock County Courthouse.png
Location Map
Minnesota Rock County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the prominent rock deposit in the county. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Rock County Courthouse
204 E Brown St
PO Box 509
Luverne, MN 56156-0509
Phone: 507-935-7006
Rock County Website

Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from 1872.[4]

Rock 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
1875 1875 1875 1872 1871 1873 1836
*Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

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:[9]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Townships
Ghost towns


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 Rock 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.
1860 23
1870 138 500.0%
1880 3,669 2558.7%
1890 6,817 85.8%
1900 9,668 41.8%
1910 10,222 5.7%
1920 10,965 7.3%
1930 10,962 −0.0%
1940 10,933 −0.3%
1950 11,278 3.2%
1960 11,864 5.2%
1970 11,346 −4.4%
1980 10,703 −5.7%
1990 9,806 −8.4%
2000 9,721 −0.9%
2010 9,687 −0.3%
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.

Lutheran

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 Rock 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.

  • Rose, Arthur P.; An Illustrated History of the Counties of Rock and Pipestone, Minnesota (Luverne, Minnesota: Northern History Publishing Company, 1911) Online at Google Books, Internet Archive, HathiTrust; Indexed at Ancestry ($).

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Pipestone CountyMurray CountyNobles CountyLyon CountyMinnehaha CountyMoody CountyMN ROCK.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 Rock 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 Rock County. For state-wide library facilities, see Minnesota Archives and Libraries.

Rock County Community Library
201 W Main St
Luverne, MN 56156
507-449-5040
E-mail: rocklibrarystaff@gmail.com
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Herried Military Museum
213 E Luverne St
Luverne, MN 56156
507-283-4061
Facebook

Rock County History Center
312 E Main St
Luverne, MN 56156
507-283-2122
E-mail: rcmuseum@gmail.com
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

Rock County Historical Society
PO Box 741
217 N Freeman Ave
Luverne MN 56156
507-283-9849
E-mail: rcmuseum@gmail.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 11 February2021.
  2. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 11 February2021.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Rock County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_County,_Minnesota accessed 11 February 2021
  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.
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