Welcome to McLeod County

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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

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We're looking for folks who share our dedication to keeping Genealogy free and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it.
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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
send it to us and we'll make sure it gets posted online.

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All data we come across is added to this site, so please keep checking back!

County Information

Founded March 1, 1856
Named for Martin McLeod, an early fur trader
Seat Glencoe
Largest city Hutchinson

* Biscay * Brownton * Glencoe * Hutchinson * Lester Prairie * Plato
* Silver Lake * Stewart * Winsted

* Acoma Township * Bergen Township * Collins Township * Glencoe Township
* Hale Township * Hassan Valley Township * Helen Township * Hutchinson Township
* Lynn Township * Penn Township * Rich Valley Township * Round Grove Township
* Sumter Township * Winsted Township

* Fernando * Sherman * Sumter

Online Data

County Records

Death Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bios: McElligott, Pendergast - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
May 2013: 1860 Federal Census; 1857 State Census; Civil War & Indian Wars Enlistments
Apr. 2013: Veterans on the Census of 1865, 1885, 1905, 1910 & 1883 Pension List
McLeod Co. State Atlas Patrons for 1874
Mar. 2013: 1875 Minnesota State Atlas Patrons
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Records, Plato, Minnesota
Obits: Bonniwell, Day, Naegli, Shelland
Marriages: Vye - Pendergast: Birth: Dinan

May 2012: Bio: Anderson
Apr. 2012: Bios: Archibald, Brabec, Gatz, Peterson; Indian War Claims Filed (1862); Business Directory Entries (1873); Veterans Noted in Adjutant Generals Report (1866); G.A.R. Deaths Reported by Civil War Clubs; Alien Registration Papers (1918)
Mar. 2012: 1857 Territorial Census; Bio: Heatwole; Marriage: Rauch-Welch
Feb. 2012: obit: Denovan; County History (1920); Bio: Hodgdon
Jan 2012: List of Cemeteries; World War 2 Casualties


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