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Research/Access/Genealogy


The Faribault County Recorder’s Office is open to Genealogy researchers  Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Most records are open to the public.  Our Birth and Death Records start in 1870, Marriage Records start in 1865.  The records in the Faribault County Recorder’s Office pertain to Faribault County Residents. 

We do not offer over the phone research for Vital Statistics.  If you are unable to research the records in person, you may send by mail a request for research.  Requests for research are done in the order they are received.

Fees for research are:
$20.00 per hour or
$9.00 for each record to be verified, name and date of event of required. 

Fees are payable before research is started.

Due to workspace issues and electrical power issues, we do not allow laptop computers in our vault.  Groups may be limited to two people. 

Other sources of information for family research include:

A new statewide marriage index has been created:

The Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS)

MOMS index will show the bride and groom names, the year of the marriage and the county that maintains the record. All 87 Minnesota Counties are participating in the voluntary system.

Check out the new website: http://www.MOMS.mn.gov

Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society has Vital Statistics record indexes, Naturalization records for the State, and numerous other records.  Visit their website.

 Blue Earth City Library
124 West 7th Street
Blue Earth, MN   56013
(507)526-5012 

The Library has all Blue Earth newspapers back to 1861.    Census records for Faribault County starting in 1865.

Muir Library
36 Main Street North
Winnebago, MN   56098
(507)893-3196

The Muir Library has Winnebago City newspapers as well as family histories for the area of Winnebago, Delavan, and Easton.

Wakefield House Museum
405 East 6th Street
Blue Earth, MN   56013
(507)526-5421 

To contact the Faribault County Historical Society you would go through the Wakefield House Museum.  The Faribault County Historical Society has several books of genealogy and family names that people have researched and donated.  To access their website, go to:
http://www.fchistorical.org/.

Kremer House Library & Museum
317 Main Street North
PO Box 296
Minnesota Lake, MN  56068
(507)462-3420 

The Kremer House is a Historical Landmark in the City of Minnesota Lake and would have information for that area.