Benton County, MN Genealogy

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My name is William Haloupek, and I'm the MNGenWeb Coordinator for Benton County. I took over this job and started working on the website on 24 Dec 2014. I place great value in the many contacts and friendships I have formed in genealogy, and I would be very glad to hear from you. Please let me know if you can suggest any improvements for this site.

The purpose of the site is to provide data for genealogists, related to Benton County. When possible, the data is transcribed, thus searchable, and copy-and-pastable. Of course, I can't compete with Ancestry and FamilySearch on big data sets like census and vital records, so I just provide links to those, and concentrate on things you might not find elsewhere, such as biographies and newspaper articles, and details of the townships and villages.

A version of this site from 2015 had been archived on rootsweb, and several genealogical sites had links to that, instead of the current, updated site. I found out about this recently, and on 17 May 2020, I replaced the site on rootsweb with a redirect to this site.

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Past and Present
Local History
Current Description
Local Resources
On-site Data
Family Histories
Atlases, Gazetteers, Directories
Newspaper Articles
Military Records
Vital Records
Census Records
Research Links
Census Data
Records on other Sites
Research Community
Surname List
What's New on this Site


Neighboring Counties

Morrison County to the north and northwest, managed by Ann McRoden Mensch.
Mille Lacs County to the east and northeast, up for adoption.
Sherburne County to the south and southeast, managed by Ann Hammer.
Stearns County to the west and southwest, managed by Karen De Groote.


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1903 Plat Maps of Townships in Benton County


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Updated 10 Feb 2022 by William Haloupek

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