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Guide to '''Sibley 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 '''Sibley 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= March 2, 1854<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 2 March 2021.</ref>
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|county seat= Gaylord
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|parent county= [[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota]]
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|county1= [[Carver County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carver]]
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|county2= [[Le Sueur County, Minnesota Genealogy|Le Sueur]]
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|county3= [[McLeod County, Minnesota Genealogy|McLeod]]
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|county4= [[Nicollet County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nicollet]]
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|county5= [[Renville County, Minnesota Genealogy|Renville]]
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|county6= [[Scott County, Minnesota Genealogy|Scott]]</br><center>[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Sibley County
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The County was named for Henry Hastings Sibley. The County is located in the south-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sibley County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 15 Nov 2018 </ref>
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| founded year = 1853
 
| founded date = March 5
 
| seat = Gaylord
 
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| building address = Sibley County Courthouse<br> 400 Court St <br> PO Box 44 <br>Gaylord, MN 55334<br> Phone: 507.237.4080<br>[http://www.co.sibley.mn.us/ '''Sibley County Website'''] }}
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== Sibley County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
 
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MN Courthouse Intro|Sibley}}
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'''Sibley County Courthouse'''<br> 400 Court St <br>PO Box 44 <br>Gaylord, MN 55334<br> Phone: 507-237-4051<br>[http://www.co.sibley.mn.us/ Sibley County Website] <br><br>
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Court Adminstration has birth, death and divorce records from 1860, marriage records from 1856, probate and court records from 1870. <br>County Recorder has land records from 1855. <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>
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=== Sibley County, Minnesota Record Dates  ===
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{{MN Record Dates Intro|Sibley}}
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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="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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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1856
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1865
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1895
 
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1863'''  Courthouse was destroyed by fire, along with all county records.<br>
  
<br><br>Court Adminstration has birth, death and divorce records from 1860,<br> marriage records from 1856, probate and court records from 1870. <br>County Recorder has land records from 1855. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sibley 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|Sibley}}
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*'''1853--'''Sibley County was created 5 March 1853 from [[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota]] County.''
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*'''County seat:''' Gaylord<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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*'''Organized Deate:''' 02 March 1854<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 2 March 2021.</ref>
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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|Sibley}}
  
==== 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,143,c,sibley.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sibley County, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley_County,_Minnesota, accessed 19 February 2020.</ref>
  
*'''1853--'''Sibley County was&nbsp;created 5 March 1853&nbsp;from [[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Gaylord <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 about Sibley County's name, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Sibley County.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington,_Minnesota Arlington]
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaylord,_Minnesota Gaylord]
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbon,_Minnesota Gibbon]
 
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'''1863'''  Courthouse was destroyed by fire, along with all county records.<br>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Isle,_Minnesota Green Isle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henderson,_Minnesota Henderson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Sueur,_Minnesota Le Sueur]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Auburn,_Minnesota New Auburn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winthrop,_Minnesota Winthrop]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption,_Minnesota Assumption]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Rome,_Minnesota New Rome]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_River,_Minnesota Rush River]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfsborg_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Alfsborg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Arlington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bismarck_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Bismarck]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornish_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Cornish]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dryden_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Dryden]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faxon_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Faxon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafton_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Grafton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Isle_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Green Isle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henderson_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Henderson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessenland_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Jessenland]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelso_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Kelso]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moltke_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Moltke]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Auburn_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota New Auburn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severance_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Severance]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Sibley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Transit]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Lake_Township,_Sibley_County,_Minnesota Washington Lake]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MN Historical Timeline Intro|Sibley}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{MN Resources Intro|Sibley}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MN Bible Intro|Sibley}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MN Biographies Intro|Sibley}}
  
*[[Carver County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carver]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*[[Le Sueur County, Minnesota Genealogy|Le Sueur]]
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{{MN Business Records Intro|Sibley}}
*[[McLeod County, Minnesota Genealogy|McLeod]]
 
*[[Nicollet County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nicollet]]
 
*[[Renville County, Minnesota Genealogy|Renville]]
 
*[[Scott County, Minnesota Genealogy|Scott]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MN Cemeteries Intro|Sibley}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Sibley 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" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=25&GScnty=1381&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|633038|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=25&CScnty=1381 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Minnesota&cemetery_county=Sibley&year_range=5&size=15  BillionGraves]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Sibley%2C+County%2C+Minnesota%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_1381  Find A Grave]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/sibley.htm MN Tombstone Transcription Project]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/sibley/sibley.html  USGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnsibley/sibcem.html USGenWeb]
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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+Sibley+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Minnesota&county=Sibley&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|633038|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Sibley+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/sibley/sibley.html MNGenWeb Archives]
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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=394286&reqParentsLabel=Sibley%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=Sibley%2C+County%2C+Minnesota%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=county_1381 Find A Grave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/sibley.htm Tombstone Project]
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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=21452&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/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|Sibley}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley_County,_Minnesota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |3609
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|1870 |6725
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|1880 |10637
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|1890 |15199
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|1900 |16862
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|1910 |15540
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|1920 |15635
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|1930 |15865
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|1940 |16625
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|1950 |15816
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|1960 |16228
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|1970 |15845
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|1980 |15448
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|1990 |14366
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|2000 |15356
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|2010 |15226
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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|Sibley}}
  
==== Census ====
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394286&reqParentsLabel=Sibley%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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] ($)
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MN Court Intro|Sibley}}
  
{{MN Church Intro}}  
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=== Directories ===
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{{MN Directories Intro|Sibley}}
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*'''1982''' ''Official Sibley County, Minnesota rural resident directory - 1982'' Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/779386-official-sibley-county-minnesota-rural-resident-directory-1982?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]
  
===== Lutheran =====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MN Emigration Intro|Sibley}}
  
*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Gaylord, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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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.
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MN Ethnic Groups Intro|Sibley}}
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{MN Funeral Homes Intro|Sibley}}
  
*'''1912 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MN Genealogies Intro|Sibley}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MN Guardianship Intro|Sibley}}
  
{{MN Land|Sibley}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MN Land Intro|Sibley}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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] ($)
  
{{MN History Intro}}  
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MN Histories Intro|Sibley}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MN Maps Intro|Sibley}}
  
[[Image:Mnsibley.jpg|right|250px|Mnsibley.jpg]]
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{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN Sibley County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394286&reqParentsLabel=Sibley%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]]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{MN Migration Intro|Sibley}}
  
===== '''Civil War'''  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MN Military Intro|Sibley}}
  
Civil War service men from Sibley County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Sibley County.  
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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 ($)
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* '''1898-1899''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/4816/ Minnesota Volunteers in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
  
:- [[7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company H.  
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
:- [[10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.  
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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
 +
Civil War service men from Sibley County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Sibley County.
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:- [[7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company H.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.
 
:- [[Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company A.
 
:- [[Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company A.
  
==== Newspapers ====
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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
 +
* '''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]]
 +
 
 +
'''''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($)
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* '''1942''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1002/ U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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 +
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 +
{{MN Naturalization Intro|Sibley}}
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 +
''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''<br>
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* '''1849-1985''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70800/ Web: Minnesota, U.S., Naturalization Index, 1849-1985] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
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* '''1872-1962''' {{RecordSearch|2632486|Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1872-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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* '''1880-1920''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61202/ Minnesota, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1880-1920] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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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)
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=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{MN Newspapers Intro|Sibley}}
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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.
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{MN Obituaries Intro|Sibley}}
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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)
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=== Other Records ===
 +
{{MN Other Records Intro|Sibley}}
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=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{MN Periodicals Intro|Sibley}}
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=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{MN Probate Intro|Sibley}}
 +
 
 +
''Online Probate Indexes and Records''<br>
 +
* '''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.
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=== School Records ===
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{{MN Schools Intro|Sibley}}
  
{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Sibley}}
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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]].
 +
*'''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]].
  
====  Obituaries ====
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=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{MN Tax Intro|Sibley}}
  
*'''1865 - 2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— index and images
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=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{MN Vital Intro|Sibley}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Birth ====
 +
{{MN Birth Intro|Sibley}}
  
{{MN Probate Intro}}
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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] ($)
'''Online Probate Records'''
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* '''1900-1934''' [https://www.mnhs.org/search/people Minnesota People Records Search - Births] at Minnesota Historical Society - free index, images ($)
*'''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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* '''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 ($)
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* '''1935-2000''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8742/ Minnesota, U.S., Birth Index, 1935-2000] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Marriage ====
 +
{{MN Marriage Intro|Sibley}}
  
{{MN Tax Intro}}  
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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
 +
* '''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] ($)
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* '''1976-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10210/minnesota-marriages-1976-2003?s=275764761 Minnesota, Marriages, 1976-2003] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage]; index ($)
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Death ====
 +
{{MN Death Intro|Sibley}}
  
{{MN Vital 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
=====Birth=====
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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] ($)
  
=====Marriage=====
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{MN Divorce Intro|Sibley}}
  
*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index and images
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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] ($)
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* '''1970-2003''' [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/records-minnesota-divorce-index.html Minnesota Divorce Records Index, 1970-2003] at [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/ Archives] ($)
  
=====Death=====
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{MN Research Facilities Intro|Sibley}}
  
<br>
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=== Archives ===
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{{MN Archives Intro|Sibley}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
'''Sibley County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 407<br>700 Main St<br>Henderson 56044<br>
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=== Libraries ===
Telephone: 507-248-3818<br>[http://sibleycountyhistoricalmuseum.com/ Website]<br><br>
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{{MN Libraries Intro|Sibley}}
  
'''Winthrop Community Historical Society'''<br> 223 N. Carver Street<br> Winthrop MN 55396-2231<br> Telephone: 507-647-2322 <br>[http://www.winthropminnesota.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={9F29B05C-4282-45AB-AF06-FB4C79EABE9B} Website]<br><br>
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'''Gaylord Public Library'''<br>428 Main Ave<br>PO Box 797<br>Gaylord, MN 55334<br>507-237-2280<br>[https://www.gaylordmnlibrary.org/home Website] <br><br>
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'''The Sibley County Library System TDS''' includes the following libraries:<br>[https://tds.overdrive.com Website]<br>
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::Henderson Public Library [http://hendersonmnlibrary.org Website]
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::Arlington Public Library [http://arlingtonmnlibrary.org Website]
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::Gaylord Public Library [http://gaylordmnlibrary.org Website]
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::Winthrop Public Library [http://winthropmnlibrary.org Website]
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::Gibbon Public Library [http://gibbonmnlibrary.org Website]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Museums ===
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{{MN Museums Intro|Sibley}}
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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'''Sibley County Historical Society and Museum'''<br>P.O Box 407<br>700 Main St <br>Henderson, MN 56044<br>507-248-3434<br> E-mail:[mailto:schs1@frontiernet.net schs1@frontiernet.net]<br>[https://www.sibleycountyhistoricalsociety.com/museum-home-page Website]<br><br>
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'''Winthrop Historical Society Museum'''<br>223 N Carver<br>Winthrop, MN 55396<br>507-766-0895<br>Email: [mailto:winthrophistorylives@gmail.com winthrophistorylives@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.winthropminnesota.com/chamber-of-commerce/listing/winthrop-historical-society Website]<br><br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Societies ==
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{{MN Societies Intro|Sibley}}
  
== Websites  ==
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'''Sibley County Historical Society and Museum'''<br>PO Box 407<br>700 Main St<br>Henderson, MN 56044<br>507-248-3434<br> E-mail: [mailto:schs1@frontiernet.net schs1@frontiernet.net]<br>[https://www.sibleycountyhistoricalsociety.com Website]<br><br>
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'''Winthrop Historical Society Museum'''<br>223 N Carver<br>Winthrop, MN 55396<br>507-766-0895<br>Email: [mailto:winthrophistorylives@gmail.com winthrophistorylives@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.winthropminnesota.com/chamber-of-commerce/listing/winthrop-historical-society Website]<br><br>
  
*[http://genforum.com/mn/sibley/ Sibley County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Sibley|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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{{MN Websites Intro|Sibley}}
  
== References  ==
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* [http://sibley.mngenweb.net Sibley County], 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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* [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/ 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 other
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/sibley/sibley.html Sibley County], 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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*{{FHL Place IDNum|201655|Minnesota|Sibley}} – 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|Sibley}}
  
{{Minnesota|Minnesota}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Sibley_County,_Minnesota]] [[Category:Minnesota Counties]]
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[[Category:Sibley County, Minnesota]][[Category:Minnesota Counties]]

Revision as of 16:53, 19 May 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Gaylord
Organized: March 2, 1854[1]
Parent County(s): Dakota
Neighboring Counties
Carver  • Le Sueur  • McLeod  • Nicollet  • Renville  • Scott
See County Maps
Courthouse
Minnesota, Sibley County Courthouse.png
Location Map
180pxx180px
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Henry Hastings Sibley. The County is located in the south-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Sibley County Courthouse
400 Court St
PO Box 44
Gaylord, MN 55334
Phone: 507-237-4051
Sibley County Website

Court Adminstration has birth, death and divorce records from 1860, marriage records from 1856, probate and court records from 1870.
County Recorder has land records from 1855. [3]

Sibley 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[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1860 1856 1860 1870 1855 1870 1836
*Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1863 Courthouse was destroyed by fire, along with all county records.

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 Sibley 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 3,609
1870 6,725 86.3%
1880 10,637 58.2%
1890 15,199 42.9%
1900 16,862 10.9%
1910 15,540 −7.8%
1920 15,635 0.6%
1930 15,865 1.5%
1940 16,625 4.8%
1950 15,816 −4.9%
1960 16,228 2.6%
1970 15,845 −2.4%
1980 15,448 −2.5%
1990 14,366 −7.0%
2000 15,356 6.9%
2010 15,226 −0.8%
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 Sibley 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]

McLeod CountyRenville CountyNicollet CountyLe Sueur CountyScott CountyCarver CountyMN SIBLEY.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Multiple Wars

Civil War

Civil War service men from Sibley County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Sibley County.

- 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company A.

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 Sibley County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Minnesota Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

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

Gaylord Public Library
428 Main Ave
PO Box 797
Gaylord, MN 55334
507-237-2280
Website

The Sibley County Library System TDS includes the following libraries:
Website

Henderson Public Library Website
Arlington Public Library Website
Gaylord Public Library Website
Winthrop Public Library Website
Gibbon Public Library Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Sibley County Historical Society and Museum
P.O Box 407
700 Main St
Henderson, MN 56044
507-248-3434
E-mail:schs1@frontiernet.net
Website

Winthrop Historical Society Museum
223 N Carver
Winthrop, MN 55396
507-766-0895
Email: winthrophistorylives@gmail.com
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

Sibley County Historical Society and Museum
PO Box 407
700 Main St
Henderson, MN 56044
507-248-3434
E-mail: schs1@frontiernet.net
Website

Winthrop Historical Society Museum
223 N Carver
Winthrop, MN 55396
507-766-0895
Email: winthrophistorylives@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 2 March 2021.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Sibley County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley_County,_Minnesota accessed 15 Nov 2018
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  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. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 2 March 2021.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Sibley County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibley_County,_Minnesota, accessed 19 February 2020.