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Revision as of 23:20, 19 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Hennepin County

Guide to Hennepin County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Hennepin County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Hennepin County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1852
County Seat Minneapolis
Address Hennepin County Courthouse
300 S 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0001
Phone: 612.348.8241
Hennepin County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Courth has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage, divorce and court records. [1]


Parent County

  • 1852--Hennepin County was created 6 March 1852 from Dakota County. County seat: Minneapolis [2]
  • For a brief history of how Hennepin County was named, click here. Then select Hennepin County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


Bloomington | Brooklyn Center | Brooklyn Park | Champlin | Chanhassen | Corcoran | Crystal | Dayton | Deephaven | Eden Prairie | Edina | Excelsior | Golden Valley | Greenfield | Greenwood | Hanover | Hopkins | Independence | Long Lake | Loretto | Maple Grove | Maple Plain | Medicine Lake | Medina | Minneapolis | Minnetonka | Minnetonka Beach | Minnetrista | Mound | New Hope | Orono | Osseo | Plymouth | Richfield | Robbinsdale | Rockford  | Rogers | Shorewood | Spring Park | St. Anthony Village | St. Bonifacius | St. Louis Park | Tonka Bay | Wayzata | Woodland


Hassan Township


Fort Snelling

Neighboring Counties




LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Minneapolis




Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Hennepin County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Hennepin County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company A.
- 1st Battalion, Minnesota Infantry Volunteers, Company B.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company E.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company D.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies B, C, and D.
- 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies A and K.
- 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company K.
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies B and C.
- Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies A, B and E.
- 1st Minnesota Company Sharpshooters, First Company only


  • Newspaper Links - Minnesota Historical Society
  • Chronicling America (Library of Congress) This freely accessible website, available from any Internet connection, hosts historic newspapers (1860-1922) from across the United States for noncommercial, educational and research purposes. Currently the following Minnesota titles are available on Chronicling America, with more to follow:

The appeal .  (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1889-19?? African-American newspaper. More than 1,500 issues between 1889 and 1922 have been digitized and are fully searchable on-line at the Library of Congress, Chronicling America website.



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hennepin County, Minnesota page 364, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).