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| RW_URL_01 = [http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/minnesota/minnesota.htm Minnesota County Marriage Index]
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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1860 to 1949.<br>
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This collection consists of a name index and images of county marriage records for Minnesota. It covers the years 1860 to 1949.  
  
 
Most of this collection consists of marriage licenses, applications, records, registers, and certificates. The records are arranged by county, then by volume and year range. The form type varies between register style and certificate style. County clerks usually used the same printed form during the same time periods. Marriage records were generally well preserved, although fires, floods, or other disasters may have destroyed some records.  
 
Most of this collection consists of marriage licenses, applications, records, registers, and certificates. The records are arranged by county, then by volume and year range. The form type varies between register style and certificate style. County clerks usually used the same printed form during the same time periods. Marriage records were generally well preserved, although fires, floods, or other disasters may have destroyed some records.  
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The marriage date, place, residence of the bride and groom, and occupations are relatively reliable. Other information, such as age or birthplace, is dependent on the knowledge, memory, and accuracy of the informants, usually the bride and groom.  
 
The marriage date, place, residence of the bride and groom, and occupations are relatively reliable. Other information, such as age or birthplace, is dependent on the knowledge, memory, and accuracy of the informants, usually the bride and groom.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== Coverage Table and Map ==
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods covered in the indexed records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>  
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To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/MN_FRM.html Minnesota marriages, click here].
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''County'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240);" | '''Years Covered in Index'''
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| Anoka
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| 1846, 1852, 1854, 1858-1951, 1953, 1958, 1992
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| Blue Earth
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| 1860, 1865-1917
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| Brown
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| 1849, 1852-1853, 1857-1951, 1989, 1991
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| Carver
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| 1808, 1829-1832, 1840-1844, 1853, 1856-1945, 1967
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| Cottonwood
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| 1871-1912
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| Dodge
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| 1855-1868, 1881, 1887-1925, 1942, 1945
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| Faribault
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| 1859, 1861-1916, 1919, 1936, 1964, 1968, 1970, 1999
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| Fillmore
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| 1827, 1838-1839, 1853-1920, 1978
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| Freeborn
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| 1816, 1842, 1857-1917, 1940, 1976
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| Goodhue
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| 1821, 1825, 1854-1911, 1991
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| Hennepin
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| 1842, 1871-1917, 1920, 1943, 1954, 1957, 1966, 1976, 1989
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| Kanabec
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| 1881-1954
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| Rock
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| 1916-1922, 1926
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| Steele
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| 1815-1816, 1837, 1856-1869, 1883, 1886-1887, 1889, 1964
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[[Minnesota County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
 
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Image:Minnesota County Marriages 1860-1949 (10-0096) Application DGS 4540651 311.jpg  
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Image:Minnesota County Marriages 1860-1949 (10-0096) Application DGS 4540651 311.jpg|Marriage Application
Image:Minnesota County Marriages 1860-1949 (10-0096) License DGS 4540655 1239.jpg
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Image:Minnesota County Marriages 1860-1949 (10-0096) License DGS 4540655 1239.jpg|Marriage License
 
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Genealogical facts found in these marriage records include the following:  
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'''Marriage records''' may include the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Name of person officiating at marriage
 
*Name of person officiating at marriage
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
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'''Search by Name''' by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803974?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page].
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Digital Folder Number" category which takes you to the images<br>
 
 
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
<br>To use these records it is helpful to know the following:
 
 
 
*The name of the person at the time of marriage
 
*The name of the intended spouse
 
*Other identifying information such as the approximate marriage date and place
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection ====
 
 
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. Compare the information in the marriage record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Next, click on your ancestor's name. This will take you to a descriptive page with a link to the image.
 
 
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
  
When you have located your ancestor’s marriage 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. For example:
 
  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?===
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
 
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.  
 
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.  
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, Now What?===
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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*Don't forget to check all variations of the ancestor's name.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
*The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.
 
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.
 
 
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
 
  
== Known Issues with This Collecton ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Minnesota County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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== Related Websites  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Minnesota-County-Marriages-1860-1949-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
[http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/minnesota/minnesota.htm Minnesota County Marriage Index]
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== How You Can Contribute ==
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Minnesota|Minnesota]]
 
*[[Minnesota Vital Records|Minnesota Vital Records]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article ==
 
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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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.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing County Offices throughout Minnesota.}}<br><br>
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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"Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949." index and images, ''FamilySearch''(https://familysearch.org/: accessed 27 March 2012), entry for Samuel T Kilpatrick and Sophia Alford, married 17 May 1909; citing Marriage Records. FHL microfilm 1,315,837; Freeborn County Courthouse, Albert Lea, Minnesota,FHL microfilm, 420 reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Minnesota, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Records
Collection years 1860-1949
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What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of a name index and images of county marriage records for Minnesota. It covers the years 1860 to 1949.

Most of this collection consists of marriage licenses, applications, records, registers, and certificates. The records are arranged by county, then by volume and year range. The form type varies between register style and certificate style. County clerks usually used the same printed form during the same time periods. Marriage records were generally well preserved, although fires, floods, or other disasters may have destroyed some records.

The earliest marriage bonds and licenses were usually handwritten on loose papers that were later bound into lettered volumes. Some marriage records had multiple entries on each page, while others had single records per page.

Civil marriage records were created to legalize marital relationships and to protect the interests of the wife and other heirs to legal claims on property.

The marriage date, place, residence of the bride and groom, and occupations are relatively reliable. Other information, such as age or birthplace, is dependent on the knowledge, memory, and accuracy of the informants, usually the bride and groom.

Coverage Table and Map

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods covered in the indexed records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Minnesota marriages, click here.

County Years Covered in Index
Anoka 1846, 1852, 1854, 1858-1951, 1953, 1958, 1992
Blue Earth 1860, 1865-1917
Brown 1849, 1852-1853, 1857-1951, 1989, 1991
Carver 1808, 1829-1832, 1840-1844, 1853, 1856-1945, 1967
Cottonwood 1871-1912
Dodge 1855-1868, 1881, 1887-1925, 1942, 1945
Faribault 1859, 1861-1916, 1919, 1936, 1964, 1968, 1970, 1999
Fillmore 1827, 1838-1839, 1853-1920, 1978
Freeborn 1816, 1842, 1857-1917, 1940, 1976
Goodhue 1821, 1825, 1854-1911, 1991
Hennepin 1842, 1871-1917, 1920, 1943, 1954, 1957, 1966, 1976, 1989
Kanabec 1881-1954
Rock 1916-1922, 1926
Steele 1815-1816, 1837, 1856-1869, 1883, 1886-1887, 1889, 1964


Sample Images

Marriage records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Name and residence of groom
  • Name and residence of bride
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name of person officiating at marriage

How Do I Search the Collection?

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page.


What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, Now What?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

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

  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  • Don't forget to check all variations of the ancestor's name.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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 Marriages, 1860-1949." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing County Offices throughout Minnesota.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Minnesota County Marriages, 1860-1949.

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 Marriages, 1860-1949.