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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>
  
Guide to '''Minnesota ancestry,genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><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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'''1. [[How to Find Minnesota Birth Records|Birth Information]]<br>2. [[How to Find Minnesota Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]<br>3. [[How to Find Minnesota Death Records|Death Information]]'''
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<h3>Getting Started with Minnesota Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Minnesota research.
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*[[GuidedResearch:Minnesota|Guided Research]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Minnesota Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Minnesota Research, 1880-Present]]
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*[[How to Find Minnesota Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Minnesota Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Minnesota Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Minnesota Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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<h3>Minnesota Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Minnesota research.
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*[[Minnesota Record Finder|Minnesota Record Finder]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/minnesota/ Boundary Changes for Minnesota Counties]
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*[[Minnesota Archives and Libraries|Minnesota Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.mngenweb.net/ MNGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Minnesota.
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== &nbsp;Counties  ==
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== Minnesota Clickable Map==
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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.
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*[[Aitkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Aitkin]]  
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    <li>[[Aitkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Aitkin]]</li>
*[[Anoka County, Minnesota Genealogy|Anoka]]  
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    <li>[[Anoka County, Minnesota Genealogy|Anoka]]</li>
*[[Becker County, Minnesota Genealogy|Becker]]  
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    <li>[[Becker County, Minnesota Genealogy|Becker]]</li>
*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota Genealogy|Beltrami]]  
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    <li>[[Beltrami County, Minnesota Genealogy|Beltrami]]</li>
*[[Benton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Benton]]  
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    <li>[[Benton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Benton]]</li>
*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Big Stone]]  
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    <li>[[Big Stone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Big Stone]]</li>
*[[Blue Earth County, Minnesota Genealogy|Blue Earth]]  
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    <li>[[Blue Earth County, Minnesota Genealogy|Blue Earth]]</li>
*[[Brown County, Minnesota Genealogy|Brown]]  
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    <li>[[Brown County, Minnesota Genealogy|Brown]]</li>
*[[Carlton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carlton]]  
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    <li>[[Carlton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carlton]]</li>
*[[Carver County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carver]]  
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    <li>[[Carver County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carver]]</li>
*[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]]  
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    <li>[[Cass County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cass]]</li>
*[[Chippewa County, Minnesota Genealogy|Chippewa]]  
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    <li>[[Chippewa County, Minnesota Genealogy|Chippewa]]</li>
*[[Chisago County, Minnesota Genealogy|Chisago]]  
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    <li>[[Chisago County, Minnesota Genealogy|Chisago]]</li>
*[[Clay County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clay]]  
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    <li>[[Clay County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clay]]</li>
*[[Clearwater County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clearwater]]  
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    <li>[[Clearwater County, Minnesota Genealogy|Clearwater]]</li>
*[[Cook County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cook]]  
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    <li>[[Cook County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cook]]</li>
*[[Cottonwood County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cottonwood]]  
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    <li>[[Cottonwood County, Minnesota Genealogy|Cottonwood]]</li>
*[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy|Crow Wing]]  
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    <li>[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota Genealogy|Crow Wing]]</li>
*[[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota]]  
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    <li>[[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota]]</li>
*[[Dodge County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dodge]]  
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    <li>[[Dodge County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dodge]]</li>
*[[Douglas County, Minnesota Genealogy|Douglas]]  
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    <li>[[Douglas County, Minnesota Genealogy|Douglas]]</li>
*[[Faribault County, Minnesota Genealogy|Faribault]]
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    <li>[[Faribault County, Minnesota Genealogy|Faribault]]</li>
 
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    <li>[[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy|Fillmore]]</li>
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    <li>[[Freeborn County, Minnesota Genealogy|Freeborn]]</li>
*[[Fillmore County, Minnesota Genealogy|Fillmore]]  
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    <li>[[Goodhue County, Minnesota Genealogy|Goodhue]]</li>
*[[Freeborn County, Minnesota Genealogy|Freeborn]]  
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    <li>[[Grant County, Minnesota Genealogy|Grant]]</li>
*[[Goodhue County, Minnesota Genealogy|Goodhue]]  
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    <li>[[Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Hennepin]]</li>
*[[Grant County, Minnesota Genealogy|Grant]]  
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    <li>[[Houston County, Minnesota Genealogy|Houston]]</li>
*[[Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Hennepin]]  
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    <li>[[Hubbard County, Minnesota Genealogy|Hubbard]]</li>
*[[Houston County, Minnesota Genealogy|Houston]]  
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    <li>[[Isanti County, Minnesota Genealogy|Isanti]]</li>
*[[Hubbard County, Minnesota Genealogy|Hubbard]]  
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    <li>[[Itasca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Itasca]]</li>
*[[Isanti County, Minnesota Genealogy|Isanti]]  
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    <li>[[Jackson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Jackson]]</li>
*[[Itasca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Itasca]]  
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    <li>[[Kanabec County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kanabec]]</li>
*[[Jackson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Jackson]]  
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    <li>[[Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kandiyohi]]</li>
*[[Kanabec County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kanabec]]  
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    <li>[[Kittson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kittson]]</li>
*[[Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kandiyohi]]  
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    <li>[[Koochiching County, Minnesota Genealogy|Koochiching]]</li>
*[[Kittson County, Minnesota Genealogy|Kittson]]  
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    <li>[[Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lac Qui Parle]]</li>
*[[Koochiching County, Minnesota Genealogy|Koochiching]]  
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    <li>[[Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lake]]</li>
*[[Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lac Qui Parle]]  
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    <li>[[Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lake of the Woods]]</li>
*[[Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lake]]  
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    <li>[[Le Sueur County, Minnesota Genealogy|Le Sueur]]</li>
*[[Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lake of the Woods]]  
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    <li>[[Lincoln County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lincoln]]</li>
*[[Le Sueur County, Minnesota Genealogy|Le Sueur]]  
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    <li>[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lyon]]</li>
*[[Lincoln County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
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    <li>[[Mahnomen County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mahnomen]]</li>
*[[Lyon County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lyon]]  
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    <li>[[Marshall County, Minnesota Genealogy|Marshall]]</li>
*[[Mahnomen County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mahnomen]]
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    <li>[[Martin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Martin]]</li>
 
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    <li>[[McLeod County, Minnesota Genealogy|McLeod]]</li>
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    <li>[[Meeker County, Minnesota Genealogy|Meeker]]</li>
*[[Marshall County, Minnesota Genealogy|Marshall]]  
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    <li>[[Mille Lacs County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mille Lacs]]</li>
*[[Martin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Martin]]  
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    <li>[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy|Morrison]]</li>
*[[McLeod County, Minnesota Genealogy|McLeod]]  
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    <li>[[Mower County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mower]]</li>
*[[Meeker County, Minnesota Genealogy|Meeker]]  
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    <li>[[Murray County, Minnesota Genealogy|Murray]]</li>
*[[Mille Lacs County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mille Lacs]]  
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    <li>[[Nicollet County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nicollet]]</li>
*[[Morrison County, Minnesota Genealogy|Morrison]]  
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    <li>[[Nobles County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nobles]]</li>
*[[Mower County, Minnesota Genealogy|Mower]]  
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    <li>[[Norman County, Minnesota Genealogy|Norman]]</li>
*[[Murray County, Minnesota Genealogy|Murray]]  
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    <li>[[Olmsted County, Minnesota Genealogy|Olmsted]]</li>
*[[Nicollet County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nicollet]]  
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    <li>[[Otter Tail County, Minnesota Genealogy|Otter Tail]]</li>
*[[Nobles County, Minnesota Genealogy|Nobles]]  
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    <li>[[Pennington County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pennington]]</li>
*[[Norman County, Minnesota Genealogy|Norman]]  
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    <li>[[Pine County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pine]]</li>
*[[Olmsted County, Minnesota Genealogy|Olmsted]]  
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    <li>[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pipestone]]</li>
*[[Otter Tail County, Minnesota Genealogy|Otter Tail]]  
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    <li>[[Polk County, Minnesota Genealogy|Polk]]</li>
*[[Pennington County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pennington]]  
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    <li>[[Pope County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pope]]</li>
*[[Pine County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pine]]  
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    <li>[[Ramsey County, Minnesota Genealogy|Ramsey]]</li>
*[[Pipestone County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pipestone]]  
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    <li>[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Red Lake]]</li>
*[[Polk County, Minnesota Genealogy|Polk]]  
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    <li>[[Redwood County, Minnesota Genealogy|Redwood]]</li>
*[[Pope County, Minnesota Genealogy|Pope]]  
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    <li>[[Renville County, Minnesota Genealogy|Renville]]</li>
*[[Ramsey County, Minnesota Genealogy|Ramsey]]  
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    <li>[[Rice County, Minnesota Genealogy|Rice]]</li>
*[[Red Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Red Lake]]  
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    <li>[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy|Rock]]</li>
*[[Redwood County, Minnesota Genealogy|Redwood]]  
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    <li>[[Roseau County, Minnesota Genealogy|Roseau]]</li>
*[[Renville County, Minnesota Genealogy|Renville]]
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    <li>[[Scott County, Minnesota Genealogy|Scott]]</li>
 
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    <li>[[Sherburne County, Minnesota Genealogy|Sherburne]]</li>
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    <li>[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy|Sibley]]</li>
*[[Rice County, Minnesota Genealogy|Rice]]  
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    <li>[[St. Louis County, Minnesota Genealogy|St. Louis]]</li>
*[[Rock County, Minnesota Genealogy|Rock]]  
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    <li>[[Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stearns]]</li>
*[[Roseau County, Minnesota Genealogy|Roseau]]  
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    <li>[[Steele County, Minnesota Genealogy|Steele]]</li>
*[[Scott County, Minnesota Genealogy|Scott]]  
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    <li>[[Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stevens]]</li>
*[[Sherburne County, Minnesota Genealogy|Sherburne]]  
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    <li>[[Swift County, Minnesota Genealogy|Swift]]</li>
*[[Sibley County, Minnesota Genealogy|Sibley]]  
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    <li>[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy|Todd]]</li>
*[[St. Louis County, Minnesota Genealogy|St. Louis]]  
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    <li>[[Traverse County, Minnesota Genealogy|Traverse]]</li>
*[[Stearns County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stearns]]  
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    <li>[[Wabasha County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wabasha]]</li>
*[[Steele County, Minnesota Genealogy|Steele]]  
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    <li>[[Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wadena]]</li>
*[[Stevens County, Minnesota Genealogy|Stevens]]  
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    <li>[[Waseca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Waseca]]</li>
*[[Swift County, Minnesota Genealogy|Swift]]  
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    <li>[[Washington County, Minnesota Genealogy|Washington]]</li>
*[[Todd County, Minnesota Genealogy|Todd]]  
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    <li>[[Watonwan County, Minnesota Genealogy|Watonwan]]</li>
*[[Traverse County, Minnesota Genealogy|Traverse]]  
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    <li>[[Wilkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wilkin]]</li>
*[[Wabasha County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wabasha]]  
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    <li>[[Winona County, Minnesota Genealogy|Winona]]</li>
*[[Wadena County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wadena]]  
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    <li>[[Wright County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wright]]</li>
*[[Waseca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Waseca]]  
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    <li>[[Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Genealogy|Yellow Medicine]]</li>
*[[Washington County, Minnesota Genealogy|Washington]]  
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*[[Watonwan County, Minnesota Genealogy|Watonwan]]  
 
*[[Wilkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wilkin]]  
 
*[[Winona County, Minnesota Genealogy|Winona]]  
 
*[[Wright County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wright]]  
 
*[[Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota Genealogy|Yellow Medicine]]
 
 
 
 
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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]]
  
'''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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== Minnesota Migration Routes  ==
<div style="width: 100%; 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 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]]
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
 
 
[[Minnesota Online Genealogy Records|Online Records]]{{·}} [[National Archives at Chicago]]{{·}} [[Minnesota Historical Society]]{{·}} '''''MHS Regional Centers:''''' ''Central{{·}} Northeast{{·}} Northwest{{·}} Southern{{·}} Southwest{{·}} West Central''{{·}} [[Minnesota Genealogical Society]]{{·}} Immigration History Research Center{{·}} [[Iron Range Research Center]]{{·}} Stearns History Museum Research Center{{·}} University of Minnesota Wilson Library{{·}} [[Newberry Library]]{{·}} [[Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library]]
 
 
 
=== 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.
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111162432339531980638 Minnesota Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/mn-vital-records/ How to order Minnesota Vital Records]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/mn-government-records/ State of Minnesota County &amp; City Government Court links]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/minnesota/ Rotating Formation Minnesota County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/view/search?QuickSearchA=QuickSearchA&q=Minnesota&sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&search=Search David Rumsey Map Collection ]is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.<br>
 
*[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.MOMS.mn.gov 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]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/240275422649626 Minnesota Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/mn-society-archive/ List of Minnesota Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/minnesota/mn-counties/ History &amp; Facts of Minnesota Counties]
 
*[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>
 
*[http://www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/enrolment/ The United States Vessel Enrollments] for the Great Lakes region. The transcriptions are from a project that involved an attempt to transcribe all steamboat enrollments for Great Lakes ports prior to 1861, all vessels for Detroit and Cleveland up to 1861, and Buffalo up to 1841 are included in the file. The set includes 5741 enrolments in which just under 2000 individual vessels are named, over 6000 people were identified.
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology &amp; Meanings of Genealogical Terms
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
 
 
 
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    <li>[[Lake Superior]]</li>
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    <li>[[Mississippi River]]</li>
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    <li>[[St. Croix River]]</li>
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    <li>[[Minnesota River]]</li>
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    <li>[[Red River of the North]]</li>
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    <li>[[Dubuque-Fort Snelling Road]]</li>
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    <li>[[Fort Snelling-Superior Road]]</li>
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    <li>[[St. Paul-Pembina Road]]</li>
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    <li>[[Northern Pacific Railway]]</li>
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    <li>[[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]</li>
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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 researching your family.<br>
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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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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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]
*[[Minnesota Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Minnesota Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Minnesota Municipal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[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>
 
 
 
=== Obtain additional help  ===
 
 
 
*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaGenealogy Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Minnesota Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
 
 
=== 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:<br>
 
  
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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
*[[Edit a page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]  
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/minnesota-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Minnesota
*[Help:Creating a Page|Create a new article]]<br>
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/minnesota-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Minnesota genealogy research
*[[How to categorize an article|Categorize articles]]<br>
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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]
*[[Create an external link|Add external links to articles]]
 
*[[Create an internal link|Add internal links to articles]]
 
*If you are interested in being the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] for Minnesota, {{please contact a Sysop}}.
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 12:25, 24 March 2020

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

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

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] The State Capital of Minnesota is Saint Paul. There are 87 counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. [2]

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.

Ask the
Community

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[3] | Superior | Toombs | Wahnata

Minnesota Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching 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. 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