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Guide to '''Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Minnesota Information==
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Minnesota became the thirty-second state admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858. Minnesota was created from Minnesota Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Minnesota " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref> The State Capital of Minnesota is Saint Paul.  There are 87 counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
}}<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:'''''
 
*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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==Getting Started ==
 
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*[[Aitkin County, Minnesota|Aitkin]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Minnesota Research</h3>
*[[Anoka County, Minnesota|Anoka]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Minnesota research.
*[[Becker County, Minnesota|Becker]]
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*[[How to Find Minnesota Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota|Beltrami]]
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*[[How to Find Minnesota Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Benton County, Minnesota|Benton]]
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*[[How to Find Minnesota Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota|Big Stone]]
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*[[Minnesota Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Blue Earth County, Minnesota|Blue Earth]]
 
*[[Brown County, Minnesota|Brown]]
 
*[[Carlton County, Minnesota|Carlton]]
 
*[[Carver County, Minnesota|Carver]]
 
*[[Cass County, Minnesota|Cass]]
 
*[[Chippewa County, Minnesota|Chippewa]]
 
*[[Chisago County, Minnesota|Chisago]]
 
*[[Clay County, Minnesota|Clay]]
 
*[[Clearwater County, Minnesota|Clearwater]]
 
*[[Cook County, Minnesota|Cook]]
 
*[[Cottonwood County, Minnesota|Cottonwood]]
 
*[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota|Crow Wing]]
 
*[[Dakota County, Minnesota|Dakota]]  
 
*[[Dodge County, Minnesota|Dodge]]  
 
*[[Douglas County, Minnesota|Douglas]]  
 
*[[Faribault County, Minnesota|Faribault]]
 
  
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*[[Fillmore County, Minnesota|Fillmore]]
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<h3>Minnesota Research Tools</h3>
*[[Freeborn County, Minnesota|Freeborn]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Minnesota research.
*[[Goodhue County, Minnesota|Goodhue]]
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*[[Minnesota Record Selection Table|Minnesota Record Finder]]
*[[Grant County, Minnesota|Grant]]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/minnesota/ Boundary Changes for Minnesota Counties]  
*[[Hennepin County, Minnesota|Hennepin]]  
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*[[Minnesota Archives and Libraries|Minnesota Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Houston County, Minnesota|Houston]]
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*[http://www.mngenweb.net/ MNGenWeb]  
*[[Hubbard County, Minnesota|Hubbard]]  
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:0::NO::: Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Minnesota.
*[[Isanti County, Minnesota|Isanti]]  
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*[[Itasca County, Minnesota|Itasca]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Minnesota|Jackson]]
 
*[[Kanabec County, Minnesota|Kanabec]]
 
*[[Kandiyohi County, Minnesota|Kandiyohi]]
 
*[[Kittson County, Minnesota|Kittson]]
 
*[[Koochiching County, Minnesota|Koochiching]]
 
*[[Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota|Lac Qui Parle]]
 
*[[Lake County, Minnesota|Lake]]
 
*[[Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota|Lake of the Woods]]
 
*[[Le Sueur County, Minnesota|Le Sueur]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Minnesota|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Lyon County, Minnesota|Lyon]]
 
*[[Mahnomen County, Minnesota|Mahnomen]]
 
  
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== Minnesota Clickable Map==
*[[Marshall County, Minnesota|Marshall]]
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
*[[Martin County, Minnesota|Martin]]
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*[[McLeod County, Minnesota|McLeod]]
 
*[[Meeker County, Minnesota|Meeker]]
 
*[[Mille Lacs County, Minnesota|Mille Lacs]]
 
*[[Morrison County, Minnesota|Morrison]]
 
*[[Mower County, Minnesota|Mower]]
 
*[[Murray County, Minnesota|Murray]]
 
*[[Nicollet County, Minnesota|Nicollet]]
 
*[[Nobles County, Minnesota|Nobles]]
 
*[[Norman County, Minnesota|Norman]]
 
*[[Olmsted County, Minnesota|Olmsted]]
 
*[[Otter Tail County, Minnesota|Otter Tail]]
 
*[[Pennington County, Minnesota|Pennington]]
 
*[[Pine County, Minnesota|Pine]]
 
*[[Pipestone County, Minnesota|Pipestone]]
 
*[[Polk County, Minnesota|Polk]]
 
*[[Pope County, Minnesota|Pope]]
 
*[[Ramsey County, Minnesota|Ramsey]]
 
*[[Red Lake County, Minnesota|Red Lake]]
 
*[[Redwood County, Minnesota|Redwood]]
 
*[[Renville County, Minnesota|Renville]]
 
 
 
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*[[Rice County, Minnesota|Rice]]
 
*[[Rock County, Minnesota|Rock]]
 
*[[Roseau County, Minnesota|Roseau]]
 
*[[Scott County, Minnesota|Scott]]
 
*[[Sherburne County, Minnesota|Sherburne]]
 
*[[Sibley County, Minnesota|Sibley]]
 
*[[St. Louis County, Minnesota|St. Louis]]
 
*[[Stearns County, Minnesota|Stearns]]
 
*[[Steele County, Minnesota|Steele]]
 
*[[Stevens County, Minnesota|Stevens]]
 
*[[Swift County, Minnesota|Swift]]
 
*[[Todd County, Minnesota|Todd]]
 
*[[Traverse County, Minnesota|Traverse]]
 
*[[Wabasha County, Minnesota|Wabasha]]
 
*[[Wadena County, Minnesota|Wadena]]
 
*[[Waseca County, Minnesota|Waseca]]
 
*[[Washington County, Minnesota|Washington]]
 
*[[Watonwan County, Minnesota|Watonwan]]
 
*[[Wilkin County, Minnesota|Wilkin]]
 
*[[Winona County, Minnesota|Winona]]
 
*[[Wright County, Minnesota|Wright]]
 
*[[Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota|Yellow Medicine]]
 
  
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*[[Aitkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Aitkin]]
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*[[Anoka County, Minnesota Genealogy|Anoka]]
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*[[Becker County, Minnesota Genealogy|Becker]]
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*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota Genealogy|Beltrami]]
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*[[Benton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Benton]]
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*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Big Stone]]
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*[[Blue Earth County, Minnesota Genealogy|Blue Earth]]
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*[[Brown County, Minnesota Genealogy|Brown]]
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*[[Carlton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carlton]]
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*[[Carver County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carver]]
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*[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]]
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*[[Chippewa County, Minnesota Genealogy|Chippewa]]
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*[[Chisago County, Minnesota Genealogy|Chisago]]
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*[[Clay County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clay]]
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*[[Clearwater County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clearwater]]
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*[[Cook County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cook]]
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*[[Cottonwood County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cottonwood]]
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*[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy|Crow Wing]]
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*[[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota]]
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*[[Dodge County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dodge]]
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*[[Douglas County, Minnesota Genealogy|Douglas]]
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*[[Faribault County, Minnesota Genealogy|Faribault]]
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*[[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy|Fillmore]]
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*[[Freeborn County, Minnesota Genealogy|Freeborn]]
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*[[Goodhue County, Minnesota Genealogy|Goodhue]]
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*[[Grant County, Minnesota Genealogy|Grant]]
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*[[Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Hennepin]]
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*[[Houston County, Minnesota Genealogy|Houston]]
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*[[Hubbard County, Minnesota Genealogy|Hubbard]]
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*[[Isanti County, Minnesota Genealogy|Isanti]]
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*[[Itasca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Itasca]]
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*[[Jackson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Jackson]]
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*[[Kanabec County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kanabec]]
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*[[Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kandiyohi]]
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*[[Kittson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kittson]]
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*[[Koochiching County, Minnesota Genealogy|Koochiching]]
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*[[Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lac Qui Parle]]
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*[[Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lake]]
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*[[Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lake of the Woods]]
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*[[Le Sueur County, Minnesota Genealogy|Le Sueur]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lyon]]
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*[[Mahnomen County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mahnomen]]
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*[[Marshall County, Minnesota Genealogy|Marshall]]
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*[[Martin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Martin]]
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*[[McLeod County, Minnesota Genealogy|McLeod]]
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*[[Meeker County, Minnesota Genealogy|Meeker]]
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*[[Mille Lacs County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mille Lacs]]
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*[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy|Morrison]]
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*[[Mower County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mower]]
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*[[Murray County, Minnesota Genealogy|Murray]]
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*[[Nicollet County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nicollet]]
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*[[Nobles County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nobles]]
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*[[Norman County, Minnesota Genealogy|Norman]]
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*[[Olmsted County, Minnesota Genealogy|Olmsted]]
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*[[Otter Tail County, Minnesota Genealogy|Otter Tail]]
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*[[Pennington County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pennington]]
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*[[Pine County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pine]]
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*[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pipestone]]
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*[[Polk County, Minnesota Genealogy|Polk]]
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*[[Pope County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pope]]
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*[[Ramsey County, Minnesota Genealogy|Ramsey]]
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*[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Red Lake]]
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*[[Redwood County, Minnesota Genealogy|Redwood]]
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*[[Renville County, Minnesota Genealogy|Renville]]
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*[[Rice County, Minnesota Genealogy|Rice]]
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*[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy|Rock]]
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*[[Roseau County, Minnesota Genealogy|Roseau]]
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*[[Scott County, Minnesota Genealogy|Scott]]
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*[[Sherburne County, Minnesota Genealogy|Sherburne]]
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*[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy|Sibley]]
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*[[St. Louis County, Minnesota Genealogy|St. Louis]]
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*[[Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stearns]]
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*[[Steele County, Minnesota Genealogy|Steele]]
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*[[Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stevens]]
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*[[Swift County, Minnesota Genealogy|Swift]]
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*[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy|Todd]]
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*[[Traverse County, Minnesota Genealogy|Traverse]]
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*[[Wabasha County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wabasha]]
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*[[Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wadena]]
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*[[Waseca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Waseca]]
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*[[Washington County, Minnesota Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Watonwan County, Minnesota Genealogy|Watonwan]]
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*[[Wilkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wilkin]]
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*[[Winona County, Minnesota Genealogy|Winona]]
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*[[Wright County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wright]]
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*[[Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Genealogy|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}}
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'''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]]
</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]]  
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
  
[[Minnesota Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Minnesota Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[Iron Range Research Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]{{·}} [[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center|Mid-Continent Public Library]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]{{·}} [[Newberry Library]]
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== Minnesota Migration Routes  ==
 
 
=== 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]]
 
 
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
 
 
*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.
 
*[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)
 
*[http://www.mnopedia.org/ Minnesota Encyclopedia] sponsored by the [http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm Minnesota Historical Society]
 
*[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.genealogybuff.com/mn/ Genealogy Buff] - Library - Minnesota Genealogy Data <br>
 
 
 
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=== Did you know? ===
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/18?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Minnesota Family History Center locator map]
  
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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== Additional Resources ==
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/mn/ Cyndi's List] - Minnesota genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/minn/ Minnesota Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Minnesota
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/minnesota-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Minnesota
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/minnesota-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Minnesota genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/minnesota-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Minnesota
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Minnesota.pdf Minnesota Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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=== References ===
  
*[[Minnesota Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Minnesota Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Minnesota Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Minnesota, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota, Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Minnesota County Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota County Births (FamilySerch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Minnesota County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Minnesota Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Minnesota Wills (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Wills (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
  
=== Things you can do ===
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United States
Minnesota
Minnesota Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
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Guide to Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Minnesota Information

Minnesota became the thirty-second state admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858. Minnesota was created from Minnesota Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.[1] The State Capital of Minnesota is Saint Paul. There are 87 counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. [2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Minnesota Research

Links to articles on getting started with Minnesota research.

Minnesota Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Minnesota research.

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Minnesota Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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


Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Andy Johnson | Big Sioux | Breckenridge | Buchanan | Davis | Doty | Mahkahta | Manomin | Midway | Monongalia | Newton | Pembina | Pierce | St. Croix[3] | Superior | Toombs | Wahnata

Minnesota Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Minnesota " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.
  3. St. Croix County covered much of north eastern Minnesota in 1840 and is now an existing county in western Wisconsin. See St. Croix County