Le Sueur County, Minnesota

The MNGenWeb Project & The USGenWeb® Project


Welcome to the Le Sueur County portion of the MNGenWeb.
Le Sueur County is available for adoption:
If you have a local connection to Le Sueur County or an interest in Minnesota in general,
please consider joining the MGGenWeb
as a County Coordinator.
Requirements are simple, peruse them here.
and... Contact Tim if you are interested.
My Name is Martha and I am the Temporary County Coordinator.
I live on the Central Coast of California, so cannot do 'on the ground research in Le Sueur County.'
But, that said, I am an experienced Online Researcher and might be able to
help you locate that 'missing piece of your Ancestral Pie'
I can be reached via email: Contact: Martha

Table of Contents
History ~ Biographies ~ Maps ~ Family Web Pages ~ What's new ~ Queries and Lookups ~ Cemeteries
Vital Records ~ Military ~ Crime and Punishment ~ Family Search: Historical Images ~ Odds and Ends

Le Sueur Neighbors:
Blue Earth, Nicolett, Rice, Scott, Sibley, Waseca
Please check our Neighbors for Vital Records in both the Catalog & Historical Image Sections.

Vital Records ~ Military ~ Crime and Punishment ~ Family Search: Historical Images ~ Odds and Ends [Includes Obituaries]

Basic Vital Records may be found on both FS & Ancestry [$]
It is not the intent here to create indexes of B, M & D's for Le Sueur in general, but to give you, the visiting Researcher,
other options and thoughts about where to look for those elusive records.
Family Search is a great place to begin looking for Vital Records
But... the Catalog and Historical Images portions of FS are a neglected resource.
Here are Vital Record Films: Please use this Link for Chart of Film Numbers

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 Le Sueur Specific Birth Records: 1859 > 1955


LDS Vital Records: Births & Marriages
MN Birth Index: 1935 > 2002 ~ 1840 > 1980
Marriages: 1860 > 1949 ~ 1849 > 1950 ~ 1958 > 2001

LDS Film 868493: Marriages, 1865-1866 & 1870Pgs 52-59 ~ 60-69 ~ 70-78
Deaths: 1908 > 2002 ~ Deaths & Burials: 1835 > 1990

Family Search ~ "Collections" for Minnesota Neighboring States
Iowa ~ North Dakota ~ South Dakota ~ Wisconsin
Sign into your FS Account, then use the above links

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]

Vital 'Odds'
Oakland, Alameda Co., Obits ~ California Death Index ~ Vital Records: Minnesota Historical Society

Vital Record information can be found in Newspapers
Free Digital Historical Newspapers
Minnesota Historical Society - General Resources
Minnesota Historical Society: Digital Newspapers

Other Sources for Free Archival Digital Newspapers
Chronicling America ~ Google News Archives
Century Past ~ Illinois Digital Collection
Historical Newspapers: Indexed by State [Some Free]

California Digital Newspapers
This Site has a great collection of CA Newspapers,
but many of them have articles from other States including Minnesota - Use this Link


There are also Miscellaneous Transcribed Records [Vitals and Other Types of Data] that can be found in the USGenWeb Archives

Many Minnesota Folk can be found in Canadian Records:
Log into your FS Account, Collections, Canada


Miscellaneous Military Information and Databases
"What's New"
Civil War Veteran Burial Listings
Vol X
Sherman Lee Pompey
Covering Men In Regiments From Minnesota

Le Sueur Tigers: Regiment I and Le Sueur Tigers: Regiment 2 [Rosters] 1862-1863
Minnesota Forts ~ Minnesota DAR ~ Disabled Veteran's Homes ~ Soldiers of the Great War
Civil War Maps ~ Military & War Maps [Library of Congress]
There is an interesting collection of Military Records Here
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

Alphabetical Index
"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

Union Soldiers Buried at Andersonville, 1866
The Book is arranged alphabetically by State and is fully searchable.
There are also Army & Navy Burial Lists at the end of the State Lists.

Military Forts in Minnesota
Military Land Warrants in MN 1854-1863
Military & Minnesota Territory

Family Search: Historical Images
Military Film #'s:
7552389: 1870-1992, 8610801: 1853-1939, 8594290: 1851-1976
8594291: 1819-1975, 8731285: 1919-1962, 8731283: 1917-1990
8731284: 1868-1990, 7796988: 1896-1936, 100132718: 1941-1946
4203990: 1918, 4204051: 1917-1918, 100132717: 1941-1946
Access: Log Into Family Search, Search, Catalog, Insert film # of Interest
into 'Fiche/Film Slot'
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],
VietnamWW II Honor List of Dead or Missing Prison Burials - Roll of Honor:
Here is the Link for all of the Military Records available on Family Search
Soldiers of the Great War [MN]


Odds and Ends
1912 Le Sueur Farm Atlas ~ Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1954
Pennsylvania, Prison, Reformatory, and Workhouse Records, 1829-1971
Texas, Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945
FS: "Prison Collections"
BLM Records ~ Historical Newspapers ~ Google News Archives

The J R Nieves Legacy Collection of Obituary Indexes
This is the link for all of the United States
This is the link for Minnesota
This is the link for Countries of the World

Obituaries: Heritage Hub [Subscription Site]
2008-2023 [Updated]
Heritage Hub is a fairly new resource for Digital and Archival Newspapes.
Below is a list of the Newspapers used for this linked index.
Le Sueur County News [MN] 2008 - Current
Free Press, The [Mankato, MN] 2010 - Current
Waseca County News [MN] 2008 - Current
Le Center Leader [MN] 2008 - 2018
St Peter Herald [MN] 2008 - Current
Prior Lake American 2000 - Current

Lookups are available: Contact Martha [Volunteer]

Recently I discovered that Heritage Hub is available in many local Public Libraries.
Check yours, Access usually requires a library card.

This Link will take you to the FS Catalog Section for Le Sueur Naturalzation Records
Naturalization Records: LDS Film
Three Films are indexed below:
Access to the images is via the FS Catalog. Log In, Search, Catalog, and plug in the film # where it says "Fiche/Film"
Then, using the indexes on the linked chart, find the image ranges, each set of documents follow the index.
Please use this Link for Chart of Film Numbers

FS Historical Images: Films that have not been indexed for the FS "Collections"
This chart will give you some idea of what is available

For Access to see the films:
Log into your FS Account, Search, Images

"The Fine Print"

County Coordinator:
State Coordinator: Tim Stowell

Assistant State Coordinator: Karen De Groote
All materials, images, sounds and data contained herein are not to be copied or downloaded for purposes of duplication, distribution or publishing without the express written permission of the Le Sueur County Coordinator.

Site Updated: 17 May 2024

Online Continuously since 1997
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