Minnesota, County Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001 .
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Minnesota, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Death Records
Collection years 1850-2001
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes county death records from 1850-2001.

The record content and the time period varies by county. Death records from Minnesota county courthouses. The record content and the time period varies by county. Some other records such as birth records are mixed in with this collection.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001.

Collection Content

Samples Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

These records may contain any of the following:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Death date
  • Death place
  • Parents' names
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Ages
  • Occupations
  • Parents' places of birth
  • Cause of death

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of death.
  • The place where the death occurred.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.

View images in this collection by visiting the https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2185953/waypoints Browse Page]:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒ Select the appropriate "County"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. 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.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information found on the death record to locate an obituary.
  • Use the information found on the death record to locate a cemetery record.
  • Use the information found to locate the family in census, church, and land records.
  • Use the information found to locate mortuary records.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning or end of each volume. In addition, local historical and genealogical societies may have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

“Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. County courthouses, Minnesota.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001.

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