Swift County, Minnesota Genealogy
Guide to Swift County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Swift County, Minnesota|
Location in the state of Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
|Founded||November 8, 1870|
|Address||Swift County Courthouse|
301 14th St N
PO Box 50
Benson, MN 56215
Swift County Website
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
County Treasurer has birth records from 1870,
marriage records from 1871 and death records from 1872.
Clerk Courts has divorce, court and probate records.
County Recorder has land records. 
History[edit | edit source]
Parent County[edit | edit source]
- 1870--Swift County was created 8 November 1870 from from Chippewa County. County seat: Benson 
- For a brief history of how Swift County was named, click here, then select Swift County.
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
Places/Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
Church[edit | edit source]
Court[edit | edit source]
Land[edit | edit source]
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
Local histories are available for Swift County, Minnesota Genealogy. 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[edit | edit source]
- Family Maps of Swift County, Minnesota Genealogy (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
Military[edit | edit source]
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Probate[edit | edit source]
Taxation[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]
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.