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Guide to Anoka County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Anoka County, Minnesota
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Location in the state of Minnesota
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Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded May 23, 1857
County Seat Anoka
Courthouse
Address Anoka County Courthouse
325 East Main Street,
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: 763-422-7399
Anoka County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1865, divorce, court and land records from 1866.
Probate Judge has probate records. [1]

History

Parent County

1857--Anoka County was created 23 May 1857 from Ramsey County. County seat: Anoka [2] 

  • For a brief history of how Anoka County was named, click here. Then select Anoka County.

Boundary Changes

no apparent changes

For animated maps illustrating Minnesota County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Minnesota County Boundary Maps" (1849-1960) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities:
Andover . Anoka . Bethel . Blaine . Centerville . Circle Pines . Columbia Heights . Columbus . Coon Rapids .East Bethel . Fridley . Ham Lake . Hilltop . Lexington . Lino Lakes . Nowthen . Oak Grove . Ramsey . St. Francis . Spring Lake Park

Townships: Linwood

Communities: Linwood

Neighboring Counties

Chisago | Hennepin | Isanti | Ramsey | Sherburne | Washington| Wright

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Minnesota Church Records.

Court

Land

The county register of deeds keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.

Land records for Minnesota are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

MINNESOTA, ANOKA – LAND AND PROPERTY

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Anoka County, Minnesota. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Minnesota Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Anoka County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Anoka County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company C.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company F.
- 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company E.

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Anoka County, Minnesota newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Probate records may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Minnesota Probate Records for additional information.

Taxation

Minnesota tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Minnesota Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Minnesota State Registrar of Vital Records, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred], order electronically online or download an application for Minnesota Birth Certificate and Death Certificates Applications to mail.

See also Minnesota Vital Records or How to order Minnesota Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Minnesota Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anoka County, Minnesota page 362, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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