Blue Earth County, Minnesota
This Site is part of the MNGenWeb Project and the USGenWeb Project

My name is Martha and I am the County Coordinator for Blue Earth.
I do not live in Minnesota, but have roots deep in her soil.
I am happy to answer questions and assist with locating research resources.
I can be contacted via Email using this link.


Brief History of Blue Earth County
The Wiki for Blue Earth County can be found here.
Blue Earth County Historical Society
The Blue Earth County Government Site has a very informative history.

Blue Earth County Neighbors:
Brown ~ Nicollet ~ Le Sueur ~ Waseca
Faribault ~ Martin ~ Watonwan
Interactive Map of Minnesota [1916]
Township Plat Maps

Cemetery Indexes ~ Cemetery Locations
F~A~G [BE County]
U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847 - 2015
"Born in Blue Earth County, MN"
The Explanation is here: Data is on Ancestry

Native Americans in Blue Earth County
Mankato = Blue Earth
Minnesota = Cloudy Water

There are 11 federally recognized American Indian Tribes in Minnesota
A search on site using "Indians in Minnesota" gives this result.
How to use this Site
The buttons above are self explanatory.
If you can't find an item of interest, check the "Odds & Ends" Page.

Queries, Mail Lists, Lookup Volunteers,
Biographies are on the Odds & Ends Page.

Obituaries can be found on the
Vital Records Page

Interested in another Minnesota County?
Here is the List of Counties.

Historical Maps
Perry - Castaneda Collection ~ David Rumsey Collection
MN Department of Natural Resources
More Maps:
From the Alabama Collection ~ From the Historic Map Works
And finally: Google Earth

Surveyors Maps: 1850's [Base Maps]
[Click on 'Download County' at left]

Search Blue Earth County
search engine by freefind advanced

The Chart below represents Indexes I have created over the years.
All of the files are on Google Drive and are linked.

The actual data can be found on FS & Ancestry
FS & Anc Database Indexes
Cemetery, Funeral Hms, Coroner
Crime & Prison
Deaths & DC's
Passenger Lists & Employment
Vital Odds
Here are Lists of the specific databases:
Page 1, 2, 3

Minnesota Counties
Blue Earth, Carlton, Dakota, Hennepin
and St Louis
Minnesota Files are Here

Blue Earth Township Histories

Beauford Judson Mapleton
Butternut Valley Leray Medo
Cambria Lime Pleasant Mound
Ceresco Lincoln Rapidan
Danville Lyra Shelby
Decoria McPherson South Bend
Garden City Mankato Sterling
Jamestown Vernon
"What's New"
FS: Historical Images: See the Vital Site

Glenwood Cemetery: Mankato
Interment Files : Death Registers
LDS Film 1671609 : Set of Indexes
To access the actual images, log into FS, Search Catalog, plug in film number where it says "Fiche/Film" Use image numbers from Index to find items of interest.

Canada, Obituary Collection, 1898-2018 [Anc]
See Chart left for Link

There is a website dedicated to Canadian Obits
from local papers.
Please use this link.
US Obituaries

"Reclaim the Records"
The above site uses the 'Freedom of Information'
act to initiate access to records.

Swedish Genealogy
"How to trace Native American Ancestry"


Blue Earth 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

"The Fine Print"

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 Blue Earth County Coordinator. All data will stay with the MNGenWeb Project when and if the Coordinator resigns: Future contributions or donations will be returned to the Submitter upon request. Although believed to be correct as presented, any corrections, changes or additions or invalid links should be brought to the attention of the 

Site Updated: 1 January 2021
Online Continuously since 1996