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County Information

Founded: March 8, 1858
Named for Stephen Douglas
Seat: Alexandria
Largest city: Alexandria



Alexandria Township
Belle River Township
Brandon Township
Carlos Township
Evansville Township
Holmes City Township
Hudson Township
Ida Township
La Grand Township
Lake Mary Township

Leaf Valley Township
Lund Township
Millerville Township
Miltona Township
Moe Township
Orange Township
Osakis Township
Solem Township
Spruce Hill Township
Urness Township

Osakis (part)

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bios: Baumbach, Van Hoesen, Ward - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Nov. 2013: Obits: Aaker, Belavka, Canfield, Gray, Hicks, Jenkins, Landeen, Mitchell, Nelson
Marriages: Clark - Curry; Ewing - Lee; Jacobson - Oleson; Lanquist - Hofflund; Wold - Emerson
Certificate of Marriage: Gordon - Hink
Bios: Abercrombie, Adley, Allen, Alstead, Amundson, Ytbehus
July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Nov. 2012: Obit: Longfrindson
Marriages: Allress – Myers; Cook - Johnson; Buttes – Mathews; Buttes - Shearer; Dinda - Heible; Hess - Deltz; Hicks - Brimson; Jacobson - Miller; Kron - Hoatvedt; McLain - Windsor; Pigeen - Prescott; Plant - Jenkins; Sweet - Fredenberg; Zimmerman - Terryll
Bio: Hutchinson
Sept. 2012: Obit: Miller
July 2012: Bio: Campbell
June 2012: Obits: Chadster, Peake; Bios: Ball, Sims
Apr. 2012: Bios: Erickson, Nelson
Mar. 2012: Obit: Haara; Bio: Craig; Marriage: Heisler-Erickson
Feb. 2012: death notice for Adams; County Histories (1916 and 1917); misc news and local (Alexandria) news (1896); WW2 Army Honor List, WW2 Enlistments; Korean & Vietnam War Rolls of Honor; Bios: Amundson, Colbjornsen, Cowling, Raiter

Dec 2011: Cemeteries Added

Previous Updates:
1860 Federal Census, KNIFFEN obit


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