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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/33?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]
*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Minnesota Family History Center locator map]

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

Guide to Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Minnesota Information[edit | edit source]

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]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Andy Johnson | Big Sioux | Breckenridge | Buchanan | Davis | Doty | Mahkahta | Manomin | Midway | Monongalia | Newton | Pembina | Pierce | St. Croix[2] | Superior | Toombs | Wahnata

Minnesota Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Minnesota " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. St. Croix County covered much of north eastern Minnesota in 1840 and is now an existing county in western Wisconsin. See St. Croix County


  • 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]
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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.

  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.