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Welcome to the Minnesota page,
Land of 10,000 Lakes
- MN was formerly claimed by France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Quebec, unorganized U.S., Northwest, Indiana, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin territories.
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.)
- The 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.
- 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.
- Minnesota State Archives immigration resources, birth index 1900-1934, death index 1904-2001, state census indexes for 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905.
- Minnesota Official Marriage System is an index to marriages from 1850 to present (varies by county)
- Minnesota Encyclopedia sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society
- USGenWebArchives - Online contributed Genealogical content.
- On-line Historical and Genealogical Societies of Minnesota - US Gen Net
- Genealogy Buff - Library - Minnesota Genealogy Data
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:
- Minnesota Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Minnesota Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Minnesota Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Minnesota County Births (FamilySerch Historical Records)
- Minnesota County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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