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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota_Genealogy|Minnesota]]''
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Guide to '''Minnesota ancestry,genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records
 
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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>
 
*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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'''1. [[How to Find Minnesota Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find Minnesota Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find Minnesota Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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== &nbsp;Counties  ==
  
 
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*[[Aitkin County, Minnesota|Aitkin]]  
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*[[Aitkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Aitkin]]  
*[[Anoka County, Minnesota|Anoka]]  
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*[[Anoka County, Minnesota Genealogy|Anoka]]  
*[[Becker County, Minnesota|Becker]]  
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*[[Becker County, Minnesota Genealogy|Becker]]  
*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota|Beltrami]]  
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*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota Genealogy|Beltrami]]  
*[[Benton County, Minnesota|Benton]]  
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*[[Benton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Benton]]  
*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota|Big Stone]]  
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*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Big Stone]]  
*[[Blue Earth County, Minnesota|Blue Earth]]  
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*[[Blue Earth County, Minnesota Genealogy|Blue Earth]]  
*[[Brown County, Minnesota|Brown]]  
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*[[Brown County, Minnesota Genealogy|Brown]]  
*[[Carlton County, Minnesota|Carlton]]  
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*[[Carlton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carlton]]  
*[[Carver County, Minnesota|Carver]]  
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*[[Carver County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carver]]  
*[[Cass County, Minnesota|Cass]]  
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*[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]]  
*[[Chippewa County, Minnesota|Chippewa]]  
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*[[Chippewa County, Minnesota Genealogy|Chippewa]]  
*[[Chisago County, Minnesota|Chisago]]  
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*[[Chisago County, Minnesota Genealogy|Chisago]]  
*[[Clay County, Minnesota|Clay]]  
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*[[Clay County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clay]]  
*[[Clearwater County, Minnesota|Clearwater]]  
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*[[Clearwater County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clearwater]]  
*[[Cook County, Minnesota|Cook]]  
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*[[Cook County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cook]]  
*[[Cottonwood County, Minnesota|Cottonwood]]  
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*[[Cottonwood County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cottonwood]]  
*[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota|Crow Wing]]  
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*[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy|Crow Wing]]  
*[[Dakota County, Minnesota|Dakota]]  
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*[[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota]]  
*[[Dodge County, Minnesota|Dodge]]  
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*[[Dodge County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dodge]]  
*[[Douglas County, Minnesota|Douglas]]  
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*[[Douglas County, Minnesota Genealogy|Douglas]]  
*[[Faribault County, Minnesota|Faribault]]
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*[[Fillmore County, Minnesota|Fillmore]]  
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*[[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy|Fillmore]]  
*[[Freeborn County, Minnesota|Freeborn]]  
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*[[Freeborn County, Minnesota Genealogy|Freeborn]]  
*[[Goodhue County, Minnesota|Goodhue]]  
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*[[Goodhue County, Minnesota Genealogy|Goodhue]]  
*[[Grant County, Minnesota|Grant]]  
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*[[Grant County, Minnesota Genealogy|Grant]]  
*[[Hennepin County, Minnesota|Hennepin]]  
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*[[Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Hennepin]]  
*[[Houston County, Minnesota|Houston]]  
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*[[Houston County, Minnesota Genealogy|Houston]]  
*[[Hubbard County, Minnesota|Hubbard]]  
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*[[Hubbard County, Minnesota Genealogy|Hubbard]]  
*[[Isanti County, Minnesota|Isanti]]  
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*[[Isanti County, Minnesota Genealogy|Isanti]]  
*[[Itasca County, Minnesota|Itasca]]  
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*[[Itasca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Itasca]]  
*[[Jackson County, Minnesota|Jackson]]  
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*[[Jackson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Jackson]]  
*[[Kanabec County, Minnesota|Kanabec]]  
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*[[Kanabec County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kanabec]]  
*[[Kandiyohi County, Minnesota|Kandiyohi]]  
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*[[Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kandiyohi]]  
*[[Kittson County, Minnesota|Kittson]]  
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*[[Kittson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kittson]]  
*[[Koochiching County, Minnesota|Koochiching]]  
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*[[Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota|Lac Qui Parle]]  
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*[[Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lac Qui Parle]]  
*[[Lake County, Minnesota|Lake]]  
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*[[Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lake]]  
*[[Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota|Lake of the Woods]]  
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*[[Le Sueur County, Minnesota|Le Sueur]]  
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*[[Le Sueur County, Minnesota Genealogy|Le Sueur]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Minnesota|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Lyon County, Minnesota|Lyon]]  
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*[[McLeod County, Minnesota|McLeod]]  
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*[[Meeker County, Minnesota|Meeker]]  
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*[[Meeker County, Minnesota Genealogy|Meeker]]  
*[[Mille Lacs County, Minnesota|Mille Lacs]]  
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*[[Morrison County, Minnesota|Morrison]]  
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*[[Mower County, Minnesota|Mower]]  
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*[[Mower County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mower]]  
*[[Murray County, Minnesota|Murray]]  
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*[[Nicollet County, Minnesota|Nicollet]]  
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*[[Nicollet County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nicollet]]  
*[[Nobles County, Minnesota|Nobles]]  
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*[[Norman County, Minnesota|Norman]]  
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*[[Olmsted County, Minnesota|Olmsted]]  
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*[[Olmsted County, Minnesota Genealogy|Olmsted]]  
*[[Otter Tail County, Minnesota|Otter Tail]]  
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*[[Pennington County, Minnesota|Pennington]]  
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*[[Pine County, Minnesota|Pine]]  
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*[[Pine County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pine]]  
*[[Pipestone County, Minnesota|Pipestone]]  
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*[[Polk County, Minnesota|Polk]]  
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*[[Polk County, Minnesota Genealogy|Polk]]  
*[[Pope County, Minnesota|Pope]]  
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*[[Pope County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pope]]  
*[[Ramsey County, Minnesota|Ramsey]]  
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*[[Ramsey County, Minnesota Genealogy|Ramsey]]  
*[[Red Lake County, Minnesota|Red Lake]]  
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*[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Red Lake]]  
*[[Redwood County, Minnesota|Redwood]]  
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*[[Renville County, Minnesota|Renville]]
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*[[Roseau County, Minnesota|Roseau]]  
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*[[Scott County, Minnesota|Scott]]  
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*[[Scott County, Minnesota Genealogy|Scott]]  
*[[Sherburne County, Minnesota|Sherburne]]  
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*[[Sherburne County, Minnesota Genealogy|Sherburne]]  
*[[Sibley County, Minnesota|Sibley]]  
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*[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy|Sibley]]  
*[[St. Louis County, Minnesota|St. Louis]]  
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*[[St. Louis County, Minnesota Genealogy|St. Louis]]  
*[[Stearns County, Minnesota|Stearns]]  
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*[[Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stearns]]  
*[[Steele County, Minnesota|Steele]]  
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*[[Steele County, Minnesota Genealogy|Steele]]  
*[[Stevens County, Minnesota|Stevens]]  
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*[[Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stevens]]  
*[[Swift County, Minnesota|Swift]]  
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*[[Swift County, Minnesota Genealogy|Swift]]  
*[[Todd County, Minnesota|Todd]]  
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*[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy|Todd]]  
*[[Traverse County, Minnesota|Traverse]]  
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*[[Traverse County, Minnesota Genealogy|Traverse]]  
*[[Wabasha County, Minnesota|Wabasha]]  
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*[[Wabasha County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wabasha]]  
*[[Wadena County, Minnesota|Wadena]]  
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*[[Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wadena]]  
*[[Waseca County, Minnesota|Waseca]]  
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*[[Waseca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Waseca]]  
*[[Washington County, Minnesota|Washington]]  
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*[[Washington County, Minnesota Genealogy|Washington]]  
*[[Watonwan County, Minnesota|Watonwan]]  
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*[[Watonwan County, Minnesota Genealogy|Watonwan]]  
*[[Wilkin County, Minnesota|Wilkin]]  
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*[[Wilkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wilkin]]  
*[[Winona County, Minnesota|Winona]]  
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*[[Winona County, Minnesota Genealogy|Winona]]  
*[[Wright County, Minnesota|Wright]]  
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*[[Wright County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wright]]  
*[[Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota|Yellow Medicine]]
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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}}  
 
'''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}}  
</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]]  
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<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 Genealogy|Andy Johnson]] | [[Big Sioux County, Minnesota Genealogy|Big Sioux]] | [[Breckenridge County, Minnesota Genealogy|Breckenridge]] | [[Buchanan County, Minnesota Genealogy|Buchanan]] | [[Davis County, Minnesota Genealogy|Davis]] | [[Doty County, Minnesota Genealogy|Doty]] | [[Mahkahta County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mahkahta]] | [[Manomin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Manomin]] | [[Midway County, Minnesota Genealogy|Midway]] | [[Monongalia County, Minnesota Genealogy|Monongalia]] | [[Newton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Newton]] | [[Pembina County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pembina]] | [[Pierce County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pierce]] | St. Croix<ref> St. Croix County covered much of north eastern Minnesota in 1840 and is now an existing county in western Wisconsin.  See [[St._Croix_County,_Wisconsin|St. Croix County]]</ref> | [[Superior County, Minnesota Genealogy|Superior]] | [[Toombs County, Minnesota Genealogy|Toombs]] | [[Wahnata County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wahnata]]  
 
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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.  
 
*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.  
*[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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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111162432339531980638 Minnesota Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/mn-vital-records/ How to order Minnesota Vital Records]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/mn-government-records/ State of Minnesota County &amp; City Government Court links]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/minnesota/ Rotating Formation Minnesota County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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.MOMS.mn.gov Minnesota Official Marriage System] is an index to marriages from 1850 to present (varies by county)  
 
*[http://www.mnopedia.org/ Minnesota Encyclopedia] sponsored by the [http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm Minnesota Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.mnopedia.org/ Minnesota Encyclopedia] sponsored by the [http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm Minnesota Historical Society]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/240275422649626 Minnesota Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/mn-society-archive/ List of Minnesota Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/mn-counties/ History &amp; Facts of Minnesota Counties]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/mn/mnfiles.htm USGenWebArchives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Online contributed Genealogical content.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/mn/mnfiles.htm USGenWebArchives]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Online contributed Genealogical content.  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/mn.html On-line Historical and Genealogical Societies of Minnesota]&nbsp; -&nbsp; US Gen Net<br>  
 
*[http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/mn.html On-line Historical and Genealogical Societies of Minnesota]&nbsp; -&nbsp; US Gen Net<br>  
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/mn/ Genealogy Buff] - Library - Minnesota Genealogy Data <br>
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/mn/ Genealogy Buff] - Library - Minnesota Genealogy Data <br>  
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/minnesotagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Minnesota]
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*[http://www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/enrolment/ The United States Vessel Enrollments] for the Great Lakes region. The transcriptions are from a project that involved an attempt to transcribe all steamboat enrollments for Great Lakes ports prior to 1861, all vessels for Detroit and Cleveland up to 1861, and Buffalo up to 1841 are included in the file. The set includes 5741 enrolments in which just under 2000 individual vessels are named, over 6000 people were identified.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology &amp; Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
  
 
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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]


   How to Find Information about Minnesota Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

 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[2] | 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

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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.

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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.
  2. St. Croix County covered much of north eastern Minnesota in 1840 and is now an existing county in western Wisconsin. See St. Croix County
  3. Prior to Minnesota becoming a territory much of north eastern Minnesota was in Saint Croix County (now located only in Wisconsin)

 

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