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We welcome any information you may wish to provide for the free research of others.
So, dust off those old scrapbooks you have in your attic, dig out those old newspapers, or anything else you feel is of interest to this County, and send them our way. We are looking for obituaries, newspaper stories, biographies, Birth, Death and Marriage records, as well as interesting newspaper tidbits from years gone past - the items YOU used to put together your family trees. If you have information that you'd like to share with us on the history of this county and its people, please
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County Information
Created February 25, 1879
Parent County: Kittson

Named for William Rainey Marshall, governor of Minnesota

County Seat



 Agder Township
Alma Township
Augsburg Township
Big Woods Township
Bloomer Township
Boxville Township
Cedar Township
Como Township
Comstock Township
Donnelly Township
Eagle Point Township
East Park Township
East Valley Township
Eckvoll Township
Espelie Township
Excel Township
Foldahl Township
Fork Township
Grand Plain Township
Holt Township
Huntly Township
Lincoln Township
Linsell Township
Marsh Grove Township

 McCrea Township
Middle River Township
Moose River Township
Moylan Township
Nelson Park Township
New Folden Township
New Maine Township
New Solum Township
Oak Park Township
Parker Township
Rollis Township
Sinnott Township
Spruce Valley Township
Tamarac Township
Thief Lake Township
Valley Township
Vega Township
Veldt Township
Viking Township
Wanger Township
Warrenton Township
West Valley Township
Whiteford Township
Wright Township

Middle River

Mud Lake

 Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

1890 Veterans Schedules

Website Updates:
July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Feb. 2013: Obit: Fossell; Marriage: Carlson - Hotlberg; 1890 Veterans Schedule for the towns of Argyle, Augsburg and Sinnot, Comstock and Viking, McCrea, Middle River, Nelson Park and West Valley, New Solum, Oak Park, Wanger & Warren

Oct. 2012: Marriage: Risberg - McFarland
May 2012: Bio: Bagley, Bakke
Apr. 2012: Bios: Eriksson, Fosburg
Mar. 2012: Bio: Chapin, Grindeland; Marriages: Hoveland-Blake, Larson-Lunde, Schafer-Obst
Feb. 2012: Local news (1880 & 1881); Marriages: Antonson-Klabol, Holmstrom-Edlen, Kirby-Kezar; Bio: Bratrud; sick list: Flint, Holly
Jan 2012: WILLEY obit

Dec 2011: MARSHALL bio, CASE obit; gossip and sick list newspaper gleanings; County History: towns, townships, rivers and their names; 1st and 2nd grade teaching certificates granted; Korean War Casualties; World War 2 Casualties
Apr 2010: Schouweiler Biography
Aug 2009: obit for Gajeski


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