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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Minnesota]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Minnesota page,<br>Land of 10,000 Lakes{{/p}}[[Image:{{MNcapit}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*MN was formerly claimed by France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Quebec, unorganized U.S., Northwest, Indiana, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin territories.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. ''Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. 3rd ed'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 350. ({{FHL|1185723|item}} 973 D27rb 2004). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref>
  
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=== Counties  ===
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== Counties  ==
  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Andy Johnson County, Minnesota|Andy Johnson]] | [[Big Sioux County, Minnesota|Big Sioux]] | [[Breckenridge County, Minnesota|Breckenridge]] | [[Buchanan County, Minnesota|Buchanan]] | [[Davis County, Minnesota|Davis]] | [[Doty County, Minnesota|Doty]] | [[Mankahto County, Minnesota|Mankahto]] | [[Manomin County, Minnesota|Manomin]] | [[Midway County, Minnesota|Midway]] | [[Monongalia County, Minnesota|Monongalia]] | [[Newton County, Minnesota|Newton]] | [[Pembina County, Minnesota|Pembina]] | [[Pierce County, Minnesota|Pierce]] | [[St. Croix County, Minnesota|St. Croix]] | [[Superior County, Minnesota|Superior]] | [[Toombs County, Minnesota|Toombs]] | [[Wahnata County, Minnesota|Wahnata]]  
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Minnesota Counties Map|click here]]. {{MNimagemap2}}
 
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</div><div style="width: 147%; float: left">[[Image:Minnesota.png|right|180px|Minnesota.png]][[Image:Minnesota flag.png|right|180px|Minnesota flag.png]][[Image:St-1-. Paul.JPG|thumb|right|100px]][[Image:{{Duluthskyl}}]][[Image:Duluth Lake Superior.JPG|thumb|right|135px]]'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Andy Johnson County, Minnesota|Andy Johnson]] | [[Big Sioux County, Minnesota|Big Sioux]] | [[Breckenridge County, Minnesota|Breckenridge]] | [[Buchanan County, Minnesota|Buchanan]] | [[Davis County, Minnesota|Davis]] | [[Doty County, Minnesota|Doty]] | [[Mahkahta County, Minnesota|Mahkahta]] | [[Manomin County, Minnesota|Manomin]] | [[Midway County, Minnesota|Midway]] | [[Monongalia County, Minnesota|Monongalia]] | [[Newton County, Minnesota|Newton]] | [[Pembina County, Minnesota|Pembina]] | [[Pierce County, Minnesota|Pierce]] | [[St. Croix County, Minnesota|St. Croix]] | [[Superior County, Minnesota|Superior]] | [[Toombs County, Minnesota|Toombs]] | [[Wahnata County, Minnesota|Wahnata]]  
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[Minnesota Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Minnestoa Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[Iron Range Research Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]{{·}} [[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center|Mid-Continent Public Library]]{{·}} [[Newberry Library]]  
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[[Minnesota Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Minnesota Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[Iron Range Research Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]{{·}} [[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center|Mid-Continent Public Library]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]{{·}} [[Newberry Library]]  
  
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
  
[[Lake Superior]]{{·}} [[Mississippi River]]{{·}} [[St. Croix River]]{{·}} [[Minnesota River]]{{·}} [[Dubuque-Fort Snelling Road]]{{·}} [[Fort Snelling-Superior Road]]{{·}} [[St. Paul-Pembina Road]]{{·}} [[Northern Pacific Railway]]{{·}} [[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]  
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[[Lake Superior]]{{·}} [[Mississippi River]]{{·}} [[St. Croix River]]{{·}} [[Minnesota River]]{{·}} [[Red River of the North]]{{·}} [[Dubuque-Fort Snelling Road]]{{·}} [[Fort Snelling-Superior Road]]{{·}} [[St. Paul-Pembina Road]]{{·}} [[Northern Pacific Railway]]{{·}} [[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]{{·}} [[Wadsworth Trail]]  
  
 
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=== Research Tools  ===
  
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*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mngenweb/ Minnesota GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[http://myminnesotagenealogy.com/index.htm Family History 101 - My Minnesota Genealogy] contains Minnesota state history, links to counties, county histories, where to find records in each county and online links.
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*[http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/records/index.htm Minnesota State Archives] immigration resources, birth index 1900-1934, death index 1904-2001, state census indexes for 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905.  
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*[http://www.mncounty.com/Modules/Certificates/Marriage/Default.aspx Minnesota Official Marriage System] is an index to marriages from 1850 to present (varies by county)
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*[http://www.mnopedia.org/ Minnesota Encyclopedia] sponsored by the [http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm Minnesota Historical Society]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/mn/mnfiles.htm USGenWebArchives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Online contributed Genealogical content.
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/mn.html On-line Historical and Genealogical Societies of Minnesota]&nbsp; -&nbsp; US Gen Net<br>
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/mn/ Genealogy Buff] - Library - Minnesota Genealogy Data <br>
  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Minnesota/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mngenweb/ The Minnesota GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of&nbsp; the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*&nbsp;[http://myminnesotagenealogy.com/index.htm Family History 101 - My Minnesota Genealogy] contains Minnesota state history, links to counties, county histories, where to find records in each county and online links.
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*[http://www.mncounty.com/Modules/Certificates/Marriage/Default.aspx Minnesota Official Marriage System] is an index to marriage certificates on file within Minnesota.
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The largest ethnic groups in Minnesota are Germans, Swedes, and Norwegians. By 1880 the foreign-born population in Minnesota included nearly 108,000 Scandinavians, many of whom were Norwegians; 66,000 Germans; and about 39,000 British, most of whom were Irish. Nearly 30,000 Minnesotans had come from Canada, most of whom were British and French Canadians. There were nearly 8,000 Bohemians (mostly Czechs) and 1,000 or 2,000 each from Switzerland, Poland, Russia, and France.  
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*[[Minnesota Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Minnesota Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota County Births (FamilySerch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Minnesota County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota Wills (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Wills (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Minnesota

Welcome to the Minnesota page,
Land of 10,000 Lakes

Minnesota state capitol.
Most unique genealogical features:
  • MN was formerly claimed by France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Quebec, unorganized U.S., Northwest, Indiana, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin territories.[1]

Counties

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Kittson CountyRoseau CountyLake of the Woods CountyMarshall CountyBeltrami CountyPolk CountyPennington CountyRed Lake CountyClearwater CountyNorman CountyMahnomen CountyClay CountyBecker CountyHubbard CountyKoochiching CountySt. Louis CountyLake CountyCook CountyItasca CountyCass CountyCarlton CountyWilkin CountyOtter Tail CountyWadena CountyCrow Wing CountyAitkin CountyPine CountyTraverse CountyGrant CountyDouglas CountyTodd CountyMorrison CountyMille Lacs CountyKanabec CountyBig Stone CountyStevens CountyPope CountyStearns CountyBenton CountySherburne CountyIsanti CountyChisago CountyAnoka CountyWashington CountyRamsey CountySwift CountyKandiyohi CountyChippewa CountyRenville CountyMeeker CountyWright CountyHennepin CountyMcLeaod CountySibley CountyCarver CountyNicollet CountyScott CountyDakota CountyLac qui Parle CountyYellow Medicine CountyLincoln CountyLyon CountyRedwood CountyBrown CountyBlue Earth CountyLe Sueur CountyRice CountyGoodhue CountyWabasha CountyWinona CountyHouston CountyPipestone CountyRock CountyMurray CountyNobles CountyCottonwood CountyJackson CountyWatonwan CountyMartin CountyFaribault CountyWaseca CountySteele CountyFreeborn CountyDodge CountyOlmsted CountyMower CountyFillmore CountyMinnesota-county-map.gif
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: Andy Johnson | Big Sioux | Breckenridge | Buchanan | Davis | Doty | Mahkahta | Manomin | Midway | Monongalia | Newton | Pembina | Pierce | St. Croix | Superior | Toombs | Wahnata

Major Repositories

Minnesota Historical Society · Minnesota Genealogical Society · Iron Range Research Center · National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago) · Mid-Continent Public Library · Allen County Public Library · Newberry Library

Migration Routes

Lake Superior · Mississippi River · St. Croix River · Minnesota River · Red River of the North · Dubuque-Fort Snelling Road · Fort Snelling-Superior Road · St. Paul-Pembina Road · Northern Pacific Railway · Great Northern Railway (U.S.) · Wadsworth Trail

Research Tools

 

Did you know?

The largest ethnic groups in Minnesota are Germans, Swedes, and Norwegians. By 1880 the foreign-born population in Minnesota included nearly 108,000 Scandinavians, many of whom were Norwegians; 66,000 Germans; and about 39,000 British, most of whom were Irish. Nearly 30,000 Minnesotans had come from Canada, most of whom were British and French Canadians. There were nearly 8,000 Bohemians (mostly Czechs) and 1,000 or 2,000 each from Switzerland, Poland, Russia, and France.

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

Sources

  1. Alice Eichholz, ed. Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. 3rd ed (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 350. (FHL Collection 973 D27rb 2004). WorldCat entry.