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genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
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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 Founded March 6, 1871
Parent County: Redwood
Named for Yellow Medicine River
Seat: Granite Falls
Largest city: Granite Falls
The Upper Sioux Indian Reservation is entirely within the county.
The county name is based on an Indian name for the bitter root of the Moonseed
plant, which they used for medicinal purposes. (source:
Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the
Obits: Gunderson, Scheitel, Welcome
Marriages: Calhoun - Dreyer; Crowl -
Chase; Mackay - Marron; Miller -
May 2012: Bio: Adams Apr. 2012: Bios: Effertz, Evans, Tew Mar. 2012: Birth: Johnson; Obits: Big Eagle, Wiggins; Bio: Hanson; Marriage: Lovell-Viken; Disaster: Tornado (1898) Feb. 2012: obits for Bordewich; Dodsworth; Otis & Weflin; bio for Judge Powers; 1935 & 1936 Birth Index; 1918-1920 Death Index; marriage records 1871-1950; WW2 Army Enlistment Index & Army Honor List
Jan 2012: fire news story, List of cemeteries
Footh-Neubouer Wedding; Land Records 1867-1880; 1895 Fire Wardens