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Minnesota Genealogy Resources

  • Dalby Database: Minnesota Database Search.
     
  • DeLorme Mapping Company. Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer. Freeport, ME: DeLorme Mapping Company, 1994.

  • 1849 Minnesota Territorial Census.
     
  • First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The First Minnesota Infantry Regiment was one of the first units organized after President Lincoln's call for 75,000 troops in April, 1861. The regiment was quickly filled with enthusiastic men from all parts of Minnesota and was one of the few regiments that received training by a qualified officer. Colonel Gorman was an unpleasant but competent taskmaster and by July, 1861 the regiment had been sent east and fought with distinction at the battle of Bull Run under Colonel Gormans leadership. The regiment participated in all the major campaigns of the Army of the Potomac through the fall of 1863 and a portion of the command called the First Battalion was present at Appomattox, the final battle of the war.

  • Frank S. Rowland Church Register, 1889-1917. Digital images of a church register kept by Frank S. Rowland (1859-1917), Methodist (Episcopal) minister. Reverend Rowland served congregations in Hornellsville, Hartsville, Rochester, Buffalo, and Olean, New York; Detroit, Michigan; and Winona, Minnesota. The register contains marriages and burials. FamilySearch.
     
  • Glaus, Marlene, with valuable information by Glenn W. Glaus and Idella M. Cornwell. My Mantorville: 150 Years. Mantorville, Minnesota: Dodge County Historical Society, 2006.
     
  • Johnson, Martin William. Old Lutherans in Wisconsin & Minnesota [microform] : membership lists, cemeteries, passenger lists, etc. / transcribed by Martin Wm. Johnson. Belvidere, IL : M.W. Johnson, [1990]  2 microfiches : ill. Includes records from Lutheran churches and cemeteries in Wisconsin and Minnesota, passenger lists of Lutherans 32 . Arriving in New York, N.Y. and emigrating to upper New York State and Wisconsin in 1843, and the 1870 census for Pierce County, Neb. Title on header: 1842-1899 old Lutherans in Wis. & Minn. Includes passenger lists of Lutherans arriving in New York, N. Y. who emigrated to upper New York State and Wisconsin in 1843.
     
  • Minnesota Birth Certificates Index. 1900-1916.

  • Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002. Index of births from the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis. Index provided by Ancestry.com. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Minnesota. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota, Clay County Land and Property Records, 1872-1947. Images of records from the courthouse in Moorhead, Minnesota. The land records include grantor indexes, grantee indexes, deeds, abstract books, and other books. Some indexes go beyond the year 1947. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962. Images of school census records arranged by district number. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863-1983. Digital images of birth records from various county courthouses. Some birth registers are for cities or townships. The year range varies by county. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota County Marriages, 1860-1949. Name index and images of county marriage records for Minnesota. Currently the following counties are represented in this collection: Anoka, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Kanabec. FamilySearch.
     
  • Minnesota Death Certificate Index. Currently, this database indexes the death cards from 1905 to 1907 and the death certificates from 1908 to 2001. Minnesota Historical Society.

  • Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002. Indexes of deaths from the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis. Index provided by Ancestry.com. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota Death Records, 1866-1916 - Name index of municipal death records in St. Paul (Ramsey County) and Minneapolis (Hennepin County), Minnesota. The collection includes death registers, mortuary records, and death certificates. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Minnesota. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota Digital Library. Minnesota Reflections is the initial digitization effort of the MDLC. This digitization project, begun in 2004-05, now involves more than 95 participating historical societies, special archives, libraries and other organizations.

  • Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995. Index of divorces from the Minnesota Department of Health in St. Paul. Index provided by Ancestry.com. FamilySearch.
     
  • Minnesota Genealogist.

  • Minnesota GenWeb Project.

  • Minnesota Historical Society.
     
  • Minnesota Historical Society Visual Resources Database. Many of the photographs are family oriented.

  • Minnesota, Itasca County Land Records, 1872-1930. Land records for Itasca County, including grantee and grantor indexes from 1872-1930, located at the Itasca County Recorders Office in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. This collection is being published as images become available. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota, Marriage Index, 1958-2001. Index of marriages from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, Office of the State Registrar in St. Paul. Index provided by Ancestry.com. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota Marriages 1849-1950. Name index to marriage records from the state of Minnesota. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later. FamilySearch.org.

  • Minnesota, Roseau County Land Records, 1892-1930. Images of deeds and land records from the courthouse in Roseau, Minnesota. This collection is being published as images become available. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota State Archives.
     
  • Minnesota State Census, 1865. Microfilm of original manuscripts by the Minnesota State Library and Records Service, 1969, 3 rolls. FHL film #565714, 565715, 565716. See also: Inventory to a Microfilm Edition of the Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865. St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society, 1977.

  • Minnesota State Census 1865. Imaged Records – Indexes and images of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of June 1, 1865. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota State Census 1875. Imaged Records – Images and index of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of May 1, 1875. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota State Census 1885. Imaged Records – Images and index of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of 1885. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota State Census 1895. Imaged Records – Images and indexes of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of 1895. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota State Census 1905. Imaged Records – Indexes and images of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of June 1, 1905. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records, 1876-2006. Images of records from the Stevens County Genealogical Society housed at the Morris Public Library in Donnelly, Minnesota. The records include a marriage card index, obituary index, and obituaries. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota Territorial Census 1857. Indexes and images of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the Minnesota Territory in 1857. NOTE: "All entries for the following newly created [23 May 1857] counties were fabricated to cover voter fraud: Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, and Rock. (For further information see Robert J. Forrest, 'Mythical Cities of Southwestern Minnesota,' Minnesota History, 14 (1933), pp. 243-52)." This collection coincides with NARA publication T1175. FamilySearch.

  • Minnesota Territory (Federal) Census, 1857.  Microfilm of original records located at the National Archives, Central Plains Region. Filmed by NARA, 1973, series T1175, 8 rolls. FHL film #944283, 944284, 944285, 944286, 944287, 944288, 944289 and 944290.
     
  • Minnesota Veterans Graves Registration Index. This database indexes the Veterans Graves Registration reports from 1857 to 1975, the bulk of which are in 1927-1969. It is not a list of all veterans ever buried in Minnesota.

  • Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985. This project was indexed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. Name indexes of the Probate Court will books for the counties of the state and territory of Minnesota. Some testators who resided outside of Minnesota recorded their wills in these Probate Courts. Three Minnesota counties are not in this collection: Hennepin, Marshall, and St. Louis. FamilySearch.
     
  • Warren, Paul Stuart. Research in Minnesota. Washington, D.C.: National Genealogical Society, 1992.