Martin County, Minnesota

This County is part of
The MNGenWeb And The USGenWeb Project®

My name is Martha, I do not live in Minnesota, but have roots deep in her soil.
I am the Temporary Coordinator as Martin County is available for adoption.

If you have a local connection to Martin County and web design skils [or wish to learn],
please consider joining the MNGenWeb as a County Coordinator
Please contact the State Coordinator: Tim Stowell for more information.

In the meantime, I might be able to assist in locating that missing piece of your 'Ancestral Pie'.
Contact: Martha

Table of Contents

History ~ Biographies ~ Maps ~ What's New ~ Lookups ~ Queries

Vital Records ~ Military ~ Obituaries ~ Cemeteries
Native American's ~ Family Search: Films & Historical Images ~ Crime & Punishment ~ Odds and Ends

Martin's Neighbors: Minnesota
Blue Earth ~ Cottonwood ~ Faribault ~ Jackson ~ Watonwan
And in... Iowa
Emmet & Kossuth

Vital Records ~ Military ~ Obituaries ~ Cemeteries

Basic Vitals: B ~ M ~ D

Minnesota Birth Files 1990-2020: Reclaim the Records
The files are in csv format
Uploaded in 2023
Please use this Link
If you wish to look at other MN County Birth Records, Please Use This Link
Here are Birth Records specific to Martin County: 1867 > 1942

Family Search "Collections"

Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863-1983 ~ Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002
Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980
Minnesota, Birth and Death Records, 1866-1916

Martin County Birth Records: FS Catalog, Films

Marriage Resources and Records
Minnesota Marriage Index, 1958-2001 ~ Minnesota Marriages, 1849-1950 Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-19

Martin County FS Historical Images: Marriages

This File has clickable links for the films listed below

Marriage Resources
Because folks often 'ran away' to be married, it is a good idea to check neighboring Counties for Marriage Records.
'Gleanings from Family Search': Marriage Records: Males "Born in Martin County"
Here are links to Marriage Records from the FS Historical Image Section.
Be sure to sign into your FS Account before accessing the links.

Minnesota Neighbors: Marriage Records
Blue Earth County ~ Cottonwood ~ Faribault ~ Watonwan
This File has clickable links for Watonwan Films of various Resources: Page 1, Page 2

Jackson County, Minnesota
FS Historical Imgages
004703883: Marriages, Births, Vol G, P 240-End, 1870-1945,
004703882: Marriage Rec's, Vol D, P 490-End, Vol G P 1-241, 1901-1914
004703881: Marriage Rec's, 1871-1901

Iowa Neighbors
Marriage Records : FS Catalog: Kossuth County
Kossuth County, Iowa marriages 1857-1865

Marriage record, 1857-1928; marriage register, 1880-1908; index, 1857-1912
Author: Kossuth County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court; Kossuth County (Iowa).

Marriage records, 1866-1871, Kossuth County, Iowa : [1866-1869]
Marriage records, 1866-1871, Kossuth County, Iowa : continued from page 89

If you think your people might have traveled even further than neighboring Counties,
Consider These Resources
Family Search ~ Marriage Records for 'Minnesota Neighboring States':
Note: The FS Links are for "Collections: Vital Records"
Iowa ~ North Dakota ~ South Dakota ~ Wisconsin

Family Search ~ Michigan Marriages
This link is for folks born in Minnesota and who married in Michigan: 1868 - 1925
[Available Info: Full Name, Place of Marriage, Residence, Place of Birth, Age, Occupation, Officiant, Witnesses]
Sign into your FS Account, then use the above link.

Death Records:
Death Registers ~ Certificates
Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 / Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990 / Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001
Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001 / Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955
Minnesota, County Deaths

Martin County has Death Records & Obituaries: FS Historical Images


Martin County Neighbors

Minnesota Neighbors: Death & Cemetery Records
Blue Earth County ~ Cottonwood ~ Faribault ~ Watonwan
Jackson County Films: FS Historical Images
Death Certificates, Registers, Obituaries
6 Films: Certs & Registers: 1870 - 1935 / Obituaries 1960 - 2003 & 1985

Iowa Neighbors
Death, Cemetery & Coroner's Records: Kossuth: FS Catalog
FS: Catalog, All Kossuth Vitals

Coroner's inquest and verdict, 1908-1947
Author: Kossuth County (Iowa). County Coroner

Death records, 1880-1929 [Kossuth County, Iowa]
Author: Kossuth County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court; Iowa. County Court (Kossuth County)
Death Certificates, 1921-1929 - 2 Films

Greenwood Cemetery, Bancroft, Kossuth County, Iowa
Emmet,IA - FS, Historical Image Section

Divorce & Death Records: 3 Films
007422716: 1923
007422868: 1930-1932
007423071: 1936-1937

Death Records
007903341: (Item 8 of 13), Grave Registers
109084177: Death Certificates, Stillbirth Rec's, 1921-1929

Minnesota has a set of Divorce Records
Minnesota Divorce Index, 1970-1995

There are Divorce Records for Kossuth & Emmet Counties
FS, Historical Images, Kossuth, IA
Divorces: Film # 007422716, 1923
Emmet, Iowa: 1906-1986 Please use this link [FS Library, Only]

Military Records & Resources

James Bryant Post # 119, Minneapolis
Member Files, A-Y, 1890's-1920's
"Personal History" - GAR Records
FS Film #007580973
One Minnesota Revolutionary War Hero:
Stephen Taylor
War of 1812 ~ Minnesota in the Civil War
1883 Pensioners ~ Military Museum
DAR Lineage Records: Minnesota
"Soldiers of the Great War", V2 - Minnesota [Nice Photos]

Civil War Veteran Burial Listings
Vol X
Sherman Lee Pompey
Covering Men In Regiments From Minnesota

Union Soldiers Buried at Andersonville, 1866 ~ Book,
The Book also has Army and Navy Burials

Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Civil War Units ~ Battlefield Maps
Civil War Burials - National Search Engine ~ Civil War Veteran Burials
Compiled Service Records: Union Soldiers
Civil War Pension Records
Military Forts in Minnesota ~ Fort Snelling
Military Land Warrants in MN 1854-1863
Military & Minnesota Territory

Minnesota and 'The Wars'
Colonial Wars ~ Dakota War of 1862 ~ 150 Years Later
1862 Indian War Claims ~ Civil & Indian Wars: 1861-1865
Spanish American War & Philippine Insurrection
G A R Membership Records
Modern Wars, WW I, WW II, Korea [Ralph Carlson]
Minnesota, World War I Records, 1918-1941

WW II Honor List of Dead or Missing

FS has Prison Burial Records and Burials in National Cemeteries in their Catalog

Homes for Disabled Veterans: 1866-1938: Searchable Database on FS]
Military Headstone Applications: FS
1890 Veteran's Schedule: FS Searchable Database

Military Medical Records: National Archives
Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery


Military Historical Resources on Family Search

US World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 ~ US World War II Draft Registration Cards ~ US World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Minnesota National Guard ~ US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938
Minnesota, G A R Membership Records, 1869-1940
US Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891
Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957 ~ Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918

Alphabetical Index To Places of Interment Of Deceased Union Soldiers

in the Various States & Territories
As Specified in Rolls of Honor, Nos I - XIII
Being those issued from the Quartermaster General's Office
Between June 15 1865 and August 27 1867"
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1868
FS: There are many Volumes


Military Odds

This Link is for Military Prison Records on FS

GAR Records [NARA] ~ Search the DAR ~ Search the SAR
Soldiers / Sailors Database
Gale Family Library ~ Military Service Records [WWII]
WW II ~ "The American War Library"
Current / Historic Military Facilities
RAOGK, MN Volunteers for History
National Archives: Awesome Resourse for Military Data

MINNESOTA 1st Cavalry [Mounted Rangers] 2nd Cavalry Col. Brackett's Battalion, Cavalry Hatch's Independent Battalion, Cavalry 1st Heavy Artillery 1st-3rd Independent Battery, Light Artillery 1st-3rd Infantry (NARA Series M594, Roll 90)
[LDS Film 1488542] Log In, Search, Catalog, Enter Film # in Fiche/Film Slot

Here are a few pages of Obituaries from the old Martin Co Site
'Born in Martin County' - Obituary Gleanings from FamilySearch

"Tidbits from the Big Piney Examiner of Sublette Co., WY"
1912 - 2006 Some Years Missing
Compiler: Anna Lee Woffinden

FS Catalog: Download the booklets: Use this link
The Booklets are full of Obituaries, Death / Funeral Notices and Accidents, and the odd news article about local Pioneers
There are Indexes at the end of each Booklet


LDS Film 868496
"A Descriptive List of 59 Old Minnesota Cemeteries
Names Of Those Buried Therein.[1936-1937]"
Images # 670 - 755
Introduction, TOC
According to the Introduction, these particular Cemeteries are no longer in use and have never been included in the "DAR Library".
The Introduction and information is here.
The Chart Below gives the image numbers for the TOC
Use this link for access.

There are three Cemeteries listed for Martin County:
True Farm Cemetery ~ Welcome Farm Cemetery ~ Fraser Cemetery


I found 8 Volumes of Cemetery Booklets in the FS Book Section.
I have created a page with the Tables of Contents for the Books.
Here is the link for the Books ~ Use the link, then scroll as you look for the booklet of interest
Minnesota Cemetery Report, WPA 1936-1937
Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Faribault County cemetery record, ca. 1857-1990 [Films]
The Reverend George Clarence Alborn and his pastoral records [Film]
Author: Peddle, Jean Larson; Alborn, George Clarence, 1877-1956
Find~A~Grave / Billion Graves [FS Search]

People Legacy ~ American Cemeteries: Minnesota ~ Rice Lake ~ Riverview
Looking for really old Cemetery Info?

Use FamilySearch Catalog and check the films for DAR Records.
They did a lot of work from about 1940 to the late 1960's to Document and Transcribe old Cemeteries.

Temporary Martin County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham
State Coordinator: Tim Stowell
Assistant State Coordinator: Karen De Groote
For information about adopting a Minnesota County, please contact Tim: Here is the list of Counties

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Site Updated: 16 May 2024