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DAR publishes Crow Wing County birth records book

Members of the Captain Robert Orr Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution have published a hardcover book, “Recorded Birth Records 1873-1899, Crow Wing County, Minnesota.”

The book contains transcribed and indexed records of the earliest births recorded in Crow Wing County, photos, history and the first map of the county showing townships.

To complement the book and aid researchers, a DVD with images of the original birth records is included for reference and additional information.

Information in the book covers the period 1873-1899, contains records for nearly 5,000 births and provides valuable information for historians, genealogists, librarians and others interested in the history of the early settlers of Crow Wing County and the Brainerd area.

These transcribed records give the name of the child, date of birth, sex, race and place of birth, name and place of birth of the father, name and place of birth of the mother and occupation of the father.

The book contains a complete index of names.

Publication of this valuable research resource was made possible with a grant from the Minnesota State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Captain Robert Orr Chapter funds and a generous member donation.

Copies of the book are being donated to the Brainerd Public Library, The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Minnesota Historical Society, Crow Wing County Historical Society and the National Genealogy Society.

Copies of “Recorded Birth Records 1873-1899, Crow Wing County, Minnesota” are available by contacting Captain Robert Orr Chapter members Faye Leach at 218-851-0499 or, or Coralee Fox at 218-963-4462 or

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