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Minnesota State Vital Records

Minnesota State Vital Records Office
Minnesota Department of Health
717 Delaware Street, SE
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Records include birth and death records since January 1908, a marriage index since January 1958, and a divorce index since January 1970.

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Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, 1832-58

University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections Move to New Facility

Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, 1832-58 Announces 500,000-Name Minnesota Naturalization Index

Minnesota, 1887

The Minnesota Historical Society Posts Death Index Online, 1908-46

Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota Territories, 1832-58

Minnesota Death Certificates Index Online

Minnesota, 1887


Minnesota Land Records

Minnesota Census, 1835-90

Minnesota County History Name Index

Minnesota Civil War Soldiers

Rice County, Minnesota Births, 1870-74

Rice County, Minnesota Census, 1900-10

Rice County, Minnesota Marriages, 1860-69

Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index (Eleven Counties)

Minnesota Newspaper Headline Index

Frank Moore, Reminiscences of St. Paul, Minnesota

Bill Ledyard, Health Benefits of Minnesota

Harriet Bishop, First Years of Minnesota

Minnesota, 1870

Minnesota Guide, 1869

E. S. Seymour, Sketches of Minnesota

Minnesota Naturalization Records Index

Andreas Ueland, Recollections of a Minnesota Immigrant

Henry Schoolcraft, Travels in Minnesota and Wisconsin, 1821

Frank O'Brien, Minnesota Pioneer Sketches

Gertrude Vandergon, Pioneering Days in Minnesota

Arnold Sevareid, Canoeing with the Cree in Minnesota

Maurice Farrar, Five Years in Minnesota

Northfield, Minnesota Census, 1920

Christopher Andrews, Letters from Minnesota and Dakota

Minnesota Historical Society, Vol. 1

Minnesota Historical Society Anniversary

Minnesota Land Concerns

Minnesota's Early Explorers

Minnesota Railroads, 1849-75

Faribault, Minnesota Census, 1920

Minnesota Pamphlet for Settlers, 1878

Augustin Ravoux, Minnesota and Iowa Reminiscences

Minnesota, Advantages to Settlers, 1869

Minnesota Native Americans, 1823

Rice County, Minnesota Census, 1920

Minnesota Region, 1823

Minnesota Native Americans, 1851

Hoffman, Minnesota Tales

Minnesota Progressive Men

Minnesota, An Anecdotal History

Winona County, Minnesota Census, 1920

St. Olaf College, Minnesota, 1874-1925

Fort Snelling, Minnesota History, 1825-85

St. Paul, Minnesota City Directories, 1889-91

Harlan Hall, Minnesota Politics, 1860-1900

Minneapolis, Minnesota Directories, 1889-91

Minnesota Holiday Anecdotes, 1805-1900

Duluth, Minnesota Directories, 1890-92

Minnesota Volunteers in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection

Minnesota Governors

Winona and Wabasha Counties, Minnesota Farmers Directory, 1914

Benton, Meeker, and Todd Counties, Minnesota Farm Directory, 1913-14

Lyon County, Minnesota History and Description, 1884

Search Aids

Early Minnesota, Arkansas, & Mississippi Settlers, 1700s-1800s Minnesota, Georgia, South Carolina, 1641-1944 Marriage Index

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
Minnesota Historical Society
Research Center
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1906
Telephone: (612) 296-6980
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:00, Thursday 9:00-9:00, closed Sunday and state holidays Records include maps, photos, land records, Civil War rosters, probate records, church records, family history books, naturalization by county, census records from 1850-1920, newspapers, manuscripts, cemetery records, and tax records.

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
The Prairieland Genealogical Society
Southwest State University
Marshall, MN 56258

Minnesota Genealogical Society
1650 Carol Ave. (library location)
P.O. Box 16069 (mailing address)
Saint Paul, MN 55116-0069
Telephone: (612) 595-9347
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday 10:00-4:00, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30
Publications: Minnesota Genealogist, Minnesota Genealogical Society Newsletter


See also: Minnesota Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Minnesota Documents


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