Marshall County

Oslo, MN Railroad Depot, 1908- Courtesy of Pennington County Historical Society

Locations in Marshall County where Poles settled include:

Towns: Oslo, Argyle, Middle River, Grygla, Strandquist, Stephen, Warren, Karlstad
Unincorporated Communities: Florian


County-Wide Resources

Vital Records and Land Records

The Marshall County Recorder’s Office maintains birth, marriage, death and land records. 

Historical Society and Museum

The Historical Society preserves artifacts and historical information related to Marshall County and its people.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has General Land Office Records where you can pick the state and county, then type a surname. If an ancestor purchased land, you will likely be able to see the document and details about the land and purchase.

General Genealogy Links

The following are websites with general resources and genealogy information about Marshall County:

Maps

Plat maps are helpful in showing who owned the land that year. Click on the area you are interested in until you get to the detail level with names.

Book

Family Maps of Marshall County, Minnesota, Deluxe Edition
by Gregory A. Boyd
Arphax Publishing, 2007
(The link shows all of the names included in the book)

PGS-MN Newsletter Article

(You will need to scroll down to the page indicated to find the article within the newsletter link)

newslettertitle/Authorpage
Summer 2000The Origin of Polish Settlement in Northwest Minnesota
by John Radzilowski
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Historic Newspapers

The link below outlines a number of historic newspapers across Marshall County as well as present newspapers.


Oslo

General Genealogy Links

Plat Map


Argyle

General Genealogy Links

Plat Map


Karlstad

Book

Portrait of Progress: A History of Karlstad, Minnesota, 1905-1980
by Jeanne Collins, 1980

General Genealogy Links

Local Public Library


Middle River

General Genealogy Links

Map


Warren

Local Public Library

General Genealogy Links

Book

Water Over the Tracks 
by Mara Wittman
(about Warren floods of 1996-97) 

Map


Grygla

Local Public Library

Public libraries can be a valuable resource for finding local historical books, articles and other documents related to genealogy.

General Genealogy Links

The following are websites with general resources and genealogy information about Grygla.