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Guide to '''Todd 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 '''Todd 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= Feb 21 1873<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 3/7/2021.</ref>
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|county seat= Long Prairie<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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|parent county= [[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]]<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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|county1= [[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]]
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|county2= [[Douglas County, Minnesota Genealogy|Douglas]]
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|county3= [[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy|Morrison]]
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|county4= [[Otter Tail County, Minnesota Genealogy|Otter Tail]]
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|county5= [[Pope County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pope]]
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|county6= [[Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stearns]]
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|county7= [[Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wadena]]</br><center>[[Todd 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 = Todd County
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The County was named for John Blair Smith Todd, who was a delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives, and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The County is located in the central area of the state.
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Todd County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 15 Nov 2018 </ref>
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| founded year = 1855
 
| founded date = February 20
 
| seat = Long Prairie
 
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| building address = Todd County Courthouse<br> 215 1st Ave S<br>Long Prairie, MN 56347<br> Phone:<br> 320.732.4428<br>[http://www.co.todd.mn.us/ '''Todd County Website'''] }}
 
=== County Information ===
 
==== Todd County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
 
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MN Courthouse Intro|Todd}}
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'''Todd County Courthouse'''<br> 215 1st Ave S<br>Long Prairie, MN 56347<br>Phone: 320-357-5005<br>[https://www.courtreference.com/Todd-County-Minnesota-Courts.htm Todd County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1880, court records from 1874 and probate records. <br>County Records has birth and death records from 1870, marriage records from 1867, land records, school census from 1914.<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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=== Todd County, Minnesota Record Dates  ===
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{{MN Record Dates Intro|Todd}}
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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" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1867
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1874
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1836
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1869
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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" | 1867
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1867
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1876
 
 
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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.
  
Details<br><br>Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1880, <br>court records from 1874 and probate records. <br>County Records has birth and death records from 1870, <br>marriage records from 1867, land records, school census from 1914. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Todd County, Minnesota page 369, {{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|Todd}}
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*'''1855--'''Todd County was created 20 February 1855 from [[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]] County.''
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*'''County seat:''' Long Prairie<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 date''' 21 Feb 1873<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 4 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|Todd}}
  
==== 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,153,c,todd.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Todd County, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_County,_Minnesota, accessed 03 March 2020.</ref>
  
*'''1855--'''Todd County was created 20 February 1855&nbsp;from [[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Long Prairie <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 Todd County's name, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select Todd County.
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha,_Minnesota Bertha]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browerville,_Minnesota Browerville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burtrum,_Minnesota Burtrum]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarissa,_Minnesota Clarissa]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Bend,_Minnesota Eagle Bend]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Eagle,_Minnesota Grey Eagle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewitt,_Minnesota Hewitt]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Prairie,_Minnesota Long Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osakis,_Minnesota Osakis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staples,_Minnesota Staples]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Union,_Minnesota West Union]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philbrook,_Minnesota Philbrook]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillsbury,_Minnesota Pillsbury]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Springs,_Minnesota Ward Springs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartlett_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Bartlett]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Bertha]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birchdale_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Birchdale]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Bruce]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burleene_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Burleene]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnhamville_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Burnhamville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Valley_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Eagle Valley]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fawn_Lake_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Fawn Lake]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germania_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Germania]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Gordon]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Eagle_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Grey Eagle]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Hartford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iona_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Iona]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandota_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Kandota]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Leslie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Elk_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Little Elk]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Sauk_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Little Sauk]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Prairie_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Long Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moran_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Moran]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Reynolds]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_Prairie_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Round Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staples_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Staples]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stowe_Prairie_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Stowe Prairie]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Creek_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Turtle Creek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villard_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Villard]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Ward]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Union_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota West Union]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wykeham_Township,_Todd_County,_Minnesota Wykeham]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MN Historical Timeline Intro|Todd}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{MN Resources Intro|Todd}}
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MN Bible Intro|Todd}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{MN Biographies Intro|Todd}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MN Business Records Intro|Todd}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MN Cemeteries Intro|Todd}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Todd County, Minnesota''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Minnesota&cemetery_county=Todd&year_range=5&size=15  BillionGraves]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=Todd%2C+County%2C+Minnesota%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_1386  Find A Grave]
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* [http://minnesotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=77 Minnesota Gravestones]
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* [http://todd.mngenweb.net/cemetery/cemeteryindex.htm MNGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/todd.htm MN Tombstone Transcription Project]
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/todd/todd.html  USGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Todd+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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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=394291&reqParentsLabel=Todd%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=Todd%2C+County%2C+Minnesota%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=county_1386 Find A Grave]
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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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=== Census Records ===
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{{MN Census Intro|Todd}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_County,_Minnesota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |430
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|1870 |2036
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|1880 |6133
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|1890 |12930
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|1900 |22214
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|1910 |23407
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|1920 |26059
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|1930 |26170
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|1940 |27438
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|1950 |25420
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|1960 |23119
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|1970 |22114
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|1980 |24991
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|1990 |23363
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|2000 |24426
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|2010 |24895
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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|Todd}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394291&reqParentsLabel=Todd%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
==== Populated Places&nbsp;<ref>Todd County Website http://www.co.todd.mn.us/content/cities_townships (accessed 11 November 2014)</ref>  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MN Court Intro|Todd}}
  
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=== Directories ===
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{{MN Directories Intro|Todd}}
  
*Bertha<br>
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*'''1913-1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5288 Benton, Meeker, and Todd Counties, Minnesota Farm Directory, 1913-14] at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
*Browerville
 
*Burtrum
 
*Clarissa
 
*Eagle Bend
 
*Grey Eagle
 
*Hewitt
 
*Long Prairie
 
*Osakis
 
*Staples
 
*West Union
 
  
===== Townships =====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{MN Emigration Intro|Todd}}
  
*Bartlett
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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.
*Bertha
 
*Birchdale
 
*Bruce
 
*Burleene
 
*Burnhamville
 
*Eagle Valley
 
*Fawn Lake
 
*Germania
 
*Gordon
 
*Grey Eagle
 
*Hartford
 
*Iona
 
*Kandota
 
*Leslie
 
*Little Elk
 
*Little Sauk
 
*Long Prairie
 
*Moran
 
*Reynolds
 
*Round Prairie
 
*Staples
 
*Stowe Prairie
 
*Turtle Creek
 
*Villard
 
*Ward
 
*West Union
 
*Wykeham
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MN Ethnic Groups Intro|Todd}}
  
*[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*[[Douglas County, Minnesota Genealogy|Douglas]]
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{{MN Funeral Homes Intro|Todd}}
*[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy|Morrison]]
 
*[[Otter Tail County, Minnesota Genealogy|Otter Tail]]
 
*[[Pope County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pope]]
 
*[[Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stearns]]
 
*[[Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wadena]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{MN Genealogies Intro|Todd}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MN Guardianship Intro|Todd}}
  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MN Land Intro|Todd}}
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| 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]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|627024|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Minnesota/Todd-County?id=county_1386 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://todd.mngenweb.net/cemetery/cemeteryindex.htm MNGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Todd+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/todd/todd.html MNGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/todd.htm Tombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://minnesotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=77 MNGravestones]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21492&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=44&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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==== Census ====
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''Online Land Indexes and Records''<br>
'''State Census'''
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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] ($)
*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*Lystad, Edwin. Hendrickson, A H.  ''Plat book, Todd County, Minnesota'' Long Prairie, MN, 1940. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/486760-plat-book-todd-county-minnesota?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library].
*'''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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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MN Histories Intro|Todd}}
  
{{MN Church Intro}}
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*Hendrickson, A.H., O.B. DeLaurier, and John H. Sheets. ''Todd County, Minnesota, Histories: Containing Reproductions of the Original Histories of Todd County Written by John H. Sheets, A. H. Hendrickson, O. B. DeLaurier. Other Articles of Interest''. Long Prairie, Minn.: Todd County Bicentennial Committee, 1976. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/574929-todd-county-minnesota-histories-containing-reproductions-of-the-original-histories-of-todd-county-written-by-john-h-sheets-a-h-hendrickson-o-b-delaurier-other-articles-of-interest?offset=6 FamilySearch Digital Library]<br>
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*DeLaurier, O. B.  ''History of Todd County'' 1934. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/372953-history-of-todd-county?offset=3 FamilySearch Digital Library].
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MN Maps Intro|Todd}}
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{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN Todd County}}}}
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*[https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search/where/Todd%2B%2528Minn.%2529?q=minnesota%2c+todd&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=394291&reqParentsLabel=Todd%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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*Minnesota Department of Transportation, [https://www.dot.state.mn.us/maps/gdma/data/mapfinder/countyHTMLs/todd.html Todd County municipality and township maps]
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{MN Migration Intro|Todd}}
  
*'''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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=== Military Records ===
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{{MN Military Intro|Todd}}
  
==== Directories<br> ====
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'''''Multiple Wars'''''
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* '''1861-1917''' {{RecordSearch|1471019|United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[United States, Civil War and Later Pension Files Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; Free index, images ($)
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* '''1898-1899''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/4816/ Minnesota Volunteers in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
  
The 1913-1914 Farmer's Directory of Todd County is included in:  
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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
  
*Webb Publishing Co. of St. Paul, MN. ''Collection of Minnesota County Atlases, #175, Roll 8''. St. Paul, MN, USA: Minnesota Historical Society, 1913-1914. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5288 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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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
  
==== Land  ====
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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]]
  
{{MN Land|Todd}}  
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'''''World War II'''''<br>
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* '''1940-1947''' {{RecordSearch|2759155|Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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* '''1940-1947''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2238/ U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index, images ($)
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* '''1942''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1002/ U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MN Naturalization Intro|Todd}}
  
{{MN History Intro}}  
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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)
  
*Hendrickson, A.H., O.B. DeLaurier, and John H. Sheets. ''Todd County, Minnesota, Histories: Containing Reproductions of the Original Histories of Todd County Written by John H. Sheets, A. H. Hendrickson, O. B. DeLaurier. Other Articles of Interest''. Long Prairie, Minn.: Todd County Bicentennial Committee, 1976. {{FHL|207422|item|disp=FHL Large Q Book 977.688 H2}}.<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MN Newspapers Intro|Todd}}
  
<br>
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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.
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MN Obituaries Intro|Todd}}
  
[[Image:Mntodd.jpg|right|250px|Mntodd.jpg]]  
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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)
  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MN Other Records Intro|Todd}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MN Periodicals Intro|Todd}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MN Probate Intro|Todd}}
  
{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Todd}}
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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.
  
====  Obituaries ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MN Schools Intro|Todd}}
  
*'''1865 - 2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— index and images
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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]].
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MN Tax Intro|Todd}}
  
{{MN Probate Intro}}
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=== Vital Records ===
'''Online Probate Records'''
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{{MN Vital Intro|Todd}}
*'''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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==== Birth ====
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{{MN Birth Intro|Todd}}
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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 ($)
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* '''1935-2000''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8742/ Minnesota, U.S., Birth Index, 1935-2000] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MN Marriage Intro|Todd}}
  
{{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
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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] ($)
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* '''1976-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10210/minnesota-marriages-1976-2003?s=275764761 Minnesota, Marriages, 1976-2003] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage]; index ($)
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MN Death Intro|Todd}}
  
{{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 ====
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{{MN Divorce Intro|Todd}}
  
*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://www.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 ==
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{{MN Research Facilities Intro|Todd}}
  
<br>
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=== Archives ===
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{{MN Archives Intro|Todd}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
'''Todd County Historical Society'''<br>333 Central Avenue<br>PO Box 146<br>Long Prairie 56347<br>Telephone: 320-732-4426<br>
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=== Libraries ===
[http://www.toddcountymuseum.com/ Website]<br><br>
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{{MN Libraries Intro|Todd}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Great River Regional Library'''<br>Main Library System<br>833-438-4775<br>'''Branch Libraries:'''<br>Eagle Bend<br>Grey Eagle<br>Long Prairie<br>Staples<br>[https://griver.org/locations Website]<br><br>
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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=== Museums ===
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{{MN Museums Intro|Todd}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Todd County Historical Society Museum'''<br>333 Central Ave<br>Long Prairie, MN 56347<br>320-732-4426<br>E-mail: [mailto:toddcountymuseum@gmail.com toddcountymuseum@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.toddcountymuseum.com/?page_id=4 Website]<br><br>
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'''Hewitt Museum'''<br>514 Wisconsin St<br>Hewitt, MN 56453<br>701-230-9047<br>Email: [mailto:hewittmuseum@gmail.com hewittmuseum@gmail.com]<br>[https://hewitthistoricalsociety.weebly.com/museum.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Christie Home Museum'''<br> PO Box 51<br>15 First St S<br>Long Prairie, MN  56347<br>320-491-5033<br>E-mail: [mailto:Email:jamesdownes41@hotmail.com jamesdownes41@hotmail.com]<br>[https://www.christiehome.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Clarissa Museum'''<br>402 Main St W<br>Clarissa, MN 56440<br>320-594-2960<br>E-mail: [mailto:garyritastracek@gmail.com garyritastracek@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.clarissamuseum.com Website]<br><br>
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'''Bertha Historical Society Museum'''<br>63671 County Highway 40<br>Bertha, MN 56437<br>218-924-4490<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Bertha-Historical-Society-715050718929744/?ref=page_internal Facebook]<br><br>
  
== Websites  ==
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== Societies ==
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{{MN Societies Intro|Todd}}
  
*[http://genforum.com/mn/todd/ Todd County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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'''Todd County Historical Society'''<br>333 Central Ave<br>PO Box 146<br>Long Prairie, MN 56347<br>320-732-4426<br>E-mail: [mailto:toddcountymuseum@gmail.com toddcountymuseum@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.toddcountymuseum.com/ Website]<br><br>
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Todd|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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'''Bertha Historical Society'''<br>63671 County Highway 40<br>Bertha, MN 56437<br>218-924-4490<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Bertha-Historical-Society-715050718929744/? Facebook]<br><br>
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'''Clarissa Historical Society'''<br>402 Main St W<br>Clarissa, MN 56440<br>218-756-2403<br>[https://www.clarissamuseum.com Website]<br><br>
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'''Eagle Bend Historical Society'''<br>737 3rd Avenue NW<br>Eagle Bend, MN 56446-8116<br>218-738-3852<br>[https://www.eaglebendmn.com/index.asp?SEC=00E355EF-A5D5-493C-AA21-CF9C82C3F04B&DE=7C3D2183-6C08-4637-9798-A18E714F51C8&Type=B_BASIC Website]<br><br>
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'''Hewitt Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 73<br>Hewitt, MN 56453<br>701-230-9047<br>Email: [Mailto:hewittmuseum@gmail.com hewittmuseum@gmail.com]<br>[https://hewitthistoricalsociety.weebly.com Website]<br><br>
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'''Staples Historical Society'''<br>Fourth St NE<br>Staples, MN 56479<br>320-894-1010<br>[https://discoverstaplesmn.org/community/history/?doing_wp_cron=1614196013.4681859016418457031250 Website]<br><br>
  
== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{MN Websites Intro|Todd}}
  
<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/ Iron Range Research Center] The Iron Range Research Center contains one of the largest collections of genealogical and local history research materials in the Upper Midwest and includes census, naturalization records, passenger arrival records, mining company newsletters, and a survey of Women in Industry taken in 1919, among many others.
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*[http://todd.mngenweb.net/ Todd County], a member of [http://mngenweb.net/ MNGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb Project].
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/todd/todd.html Todd 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|201702|Minnesota|Todd}} – 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.
  
{{Minnesota|Minnesota}}  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{MN Research Guides Intro|Todd}}
  
<br>  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Todd_County,_Minnesota]]
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{{Minnesota|Minnesota}}
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[[Category:Todd County, Minnesota]][[Category:Minnesota Counties]]

Latest revision as of 08:47, 19 July 2021

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

County Facts
County seat: Long Prairie[1]
Organized: Feb 21 1873[2]
Parent County(s): Cass[3]
Neighboring Counties
Cass  • Douglas  • Morrison  • Otter Tail  • Pope  • Stearns  • Wadena
See County Maps
Courthouse
Minnesota, Todd County Courthouse.png
Location Map
Minnesota Todd County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for John Blair Smith Todd, who was a delegate from Dakota Territory to the United States House of Representatives, and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The County is located in the central area of the state. [4]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Todd County Courthouse
215 1st Ave S
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: 320-357-5005
Todd County Website

Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1880, court records from 1874 and probate records.
County Records has birth and death records from 1870, marriage records from 1867, land records, school census from 1914.[5]

Todd 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[6]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1870 1867 1870 1874 1914 1876 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


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 Todd 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 430
1870 2,036 373.5%
1880 6,133 201.2%
1890 12,930 110.8%
1900 22,214 71.8%
1910 23,407 5.4%
1920 26,059 11.3%
1930 26,170 0.4%
1940 27,438 4.8%
1950 25,420 −7.4%
1960 23,119 −9.1%
1970 22,114 −4.3%
1980 24,991 13.0%
1990 23,363 −6.5%
2000 24,426 4.5%
2010 24,895 1.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

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

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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

Online Land Indexes and Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Todd 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.

  • Hendrickson, A.H., O.B. DeLaurier, and John H. Sheets. Todd County, Minnesota, Histories: Containing Reproductions of the Original Histories of Todd County Written by John H. Sheets, A. H. Hendrickson, O. B. DeLaurier. Other Articles of Interest. Long Prairie, Minn.: Todd County Bicentennial Committee, 1976. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library
  • DeLaurier, O. B. History of Todd County 1934. Online at: FamilySearch Digital Library.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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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 Todd 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 Todd County. For state-wide library facilities, see Minnesota Archives and Libraries.

Great River Regional Library
Main Library System
833-438-4775
Branch Libraries:
Eagle Bend
Grey Eagle
Long Prairie
Staples
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Todd County Historical Society Museum
333 Central Ave
Long Prairie, MN 56347
320-732-4426
E-mail: toddcountymuseum@gmail.com
Website

Hewitt Museum
514 Wisconsin St
Hewitt, MN 56453
701-230-9047
Email: hewittmuseum@gmail.com
Website

Christie Home Museum
PO Box 51
15 First St S
Long Prairie, MN 56347
320-491-5033
E-mail: jamesdownes41@hotmail.com
Website

Clarissa Museum
402 Main St W
Clarissa, MN 56440
320-594-2960
E-mail: garyritastracek@gmail.com
Website

Bertha Historical Society Museum
63671 County Highway 40
Bertha, MN 56437
218-924-4490
Facebook

Societies[edit | edit source]

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

Todd County Historical Society
333 Central Ave
PO Box 146
Long Prairie, MN 56347
320-732-4426
E-mail: toddcountymuseum@gmail.com
Website

Bertha Historical Society
63671 County Highway 40
Bertha, MN 56437
218-924-4490
Facebook

Clarissa Historical Society
402 Main St W
Clarissa, MN 56440
218-756-2403
Website

Eagle Bend Historical Society
737 3rd Avenue NW
Eagle Bend, MN 56446-8116
218-738-3852
Website

Hewitt Historical Society
PO Box 73
Hewitt, MN 56453
701-230-9047
Email: hewittmuseum@gmail.com
Website

Staples Historical Society
Fourth St NE
Staples, MN 56479
320-894-1010
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 3/7/2021.
  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. Wikipedia contributors, "Todd County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_County,_Minnesota accessed 15 Nov 2018
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  8. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 4 March 2021.
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Todd County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_County,_Minnesota, accessed 03 March 2020.