Welcome to Olmsted County

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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.

We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for you.
All data we come across is added to this site, so please keep checking back!

County Information

Created Feb. 20, 1855
Named for David Olmsted, first mayor of St. Paul

Online Data




County Records


Family Bibles

Historical Places

Local Resources





 School Records

 Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Bio: Chase

Apr. 2013: Obits: Blethen, Classon, Davis, Deull, Gardner, Hall, Kemp, Nigon, Richardson, Stevenson, Van Doozer, Wilson, Wright
Marriages: Anderson - Kiel; Bosfield - Potts; Brin - Eyestone; Dresser - Carter; Emery - Van; Kohagen - Menhardt; Lindblad - Meyers; Lundberg - Mock; Page - Nye; Peterson - Smith; Priebe - Beske; Pries - Schamrock; Redig - Rieple; Spencer - Montgomery; Yates - Wise

Mar. 2013: Bio: Brown

August 2012: Marriage: Volles - Larson
July 2012: Bio: Canfield
June 2012: Obit: Damon; Bios: Franklin, Jones, Steinberg
Apr. 2012: Bios: Elliott, Ellis, Germo, Grannis, McArthur, Ozmun, Start, Stebbins
Mar. 2012: County History (1920); Union Soldiers Buried in Olmsted County; Obit: Glans, Kappauf; Bios: Cobb, Conley, Cook, Cote, Cooper
Feb. 2012: Bios: Blakely, Boylhard, Kingsley
Jan 2012: bio for ALDRICH

Union Soldiers Buried in Olmsted County Minnesota

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