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State Resources — Minnesota

Updated: March 2001

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document Vital Records

State office has birth and death records since January 1900 and death records since January 1908. Copies of earlier records may be obtained from Local Registrar in county where event occurred. For marriage records, they have a statewide index since January 1958. For divorce records, they have an index since January 1970. Certified copies of marriage and divorce records are not available from State office.

Birth and Death Records

On the Internet: Minnesota Department of Health.
Call (612) 676-5120 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Minnesota Department of Health
Office of the State Registrar
717 Delaware Street, SE
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55440

Marriage and Divorce Records

Write to:
Minnesota Department of Health
Section of Vital Statistics
717 Delaware Street, SE
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55440
For county marriage records, contact the Local Registrar in the county where the license was issued.
For county divorce records, contact the Local Registrar in the county where the divorce was granted.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have 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.

Call (612) 296-6126. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:00, Thursday 9:00-9:00, closed Sunday and state holidays.
Write to:
Minnesota Historical Society
Research Center
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1906

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Minnesota Genealogical Society
5768 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Telephone: (763) 595-9347
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday 9:00-3:00, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30

German Interest Group
P.O. Box 2185
Janesville, WI 53547-2185
  Publications: Minnesota Genealogist, Minnesota Genealogical Society Newsletter

  Prairieland Genealogical Society
History Center
Room 141-Social Science Building
Southwest State University
Marshall, MN 56258
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