State Resources:

   Birth, Death and Adoption records from 1904 to present can be requested from Vital Records, P.O. Box 95065, Lincoln, 68509-5065. Request Form 6/99 B 1.

County Resources:

Courthouse, 612 Indian Street, St. Paul 68873 "Delayed" birth certificates (birth took place before 1904) Apply to Clerk of the District Court with confirming data and return postage.
   Naturalization and Marriage records are filed by date with the County Clerk. Marriage dates can be located from a name index. Records begin in 1872.
   Land records (all dates and transfers of ownership, including mortgages) are in the office of the County Clerk. An index by name(s) refers to the Section, Township, and Range of all properties. The ownership of a particular property can then be traced from homestead grant to the present.
   School records and censuses are kept in the office of the County Assessor and are incomplete before 1880. (Some data for 1874, 1876, and 1880 is available.) Records list children attending each school and date of birth, though some records list age only.
   Probate records (Death dates, family information, and real estate) are filed at the office of the Clerk of the County Court.

City Library:

Saint Paul Community Library, 1301 Howard Ave., St. Paul. 68873
   Republican and Phonograph Index, 1902-1909
   Phonograph Index, 1910-1919 (Births, Marriages, Special Events, and Deaths referenced to newspaper dates) compiled by Barbara O'Neill)
   Shaking Your Family Tree, (Crandall) New England Historical Genealogical Society, c. 2001
   Stearly: History through Genealogy Highlights, St. Paul History, by Press Publisher    Spring Creek Cemetery directory
   1880 Federal Census, Howard County
   Historical Sketch of the Organization of Howard County, by Robert Harvey, 1876
   History of Howard County by Lillian Fisher (mimeo) Centennial History of Farwell, 1987
   St. Paul High School Yearbooks, 1910 to present
   Entering Howard County, Bahensky & Sack, Howard Co. Historical Society, 2000.
   historically speaking, published Quarterly by the Howard County Historical Society

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