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=== Things you can do  ===
=== Things you can do  ===

Revision as of 21:21, 22 August 2011

Minnesota Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Minnesota Background
Local Research Resources
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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]


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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City of Duluth skyline.
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: Andy Johnson | Big Sioux | Breckenridge | Buchanan | Davis | Doty | Mankahto | Manomin | Midway | Monongalia | Newton | Pembina | Pierce | St. Croix | Superior | Toombs | Wahnata

Major Repositories

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

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.)

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.

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

Online collections containing these records are located in FamilySearch.org

Wiki articles describing these 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 Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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:


  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.