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Access the records: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002 .
This Collection will include records from 1935 to 2002.
The collection consists of an index to births from the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
The index includes the following information:
- Child’s name
- Birth date
- Birth place
- Parent’s names
- Reference ID - Certificate Number
How to Use the Record
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to birth make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
- The name of the child
- The birth place
- The birth date
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.
Use the locator information found in the index (such as the certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct birth record. You may need to compare the information of more than one record to make this determination.
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Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- "Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Minnesota, Birth Index." Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2004.
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