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Minnesota Genealogy Queries

Minnesota genealogy queries are an effective way to obtain data, documentation and details pertaining to your family history. Doing this type of research is how many people piece together information and put together their own family tree or other types of family ancestry records. Of course, the records you obtain have different fees or guidelines associated with them, based on the state or the county you are searching in.

If you are just getting started with your Minnesota genealogy queries, you will need to take the time to get a brief understanding of what tools to use to look for the records, what type of records exist and what kind of data you can expect to find on these records. In addition, keep in mind, you always have the option of working with a professional or volunteer who specializes in genealogy, if you find you have trouble locating documentation.

Minnesota Genealogy Queries - The First Step

When beginning your ancestry records project, it is generally a good idea to start with searching for Minnesota vital records. Vital records are important documents that everyone has, to mark certain points in their life. These include Minnesota birth records, marriage certificates and death records.

For the state of Minnesota, there is a fairly, in-depth collection of records to choose from. What this means is that you can find some records that date back several years. Birth certificates for the state, for example, can be, through one resource, traced back to 1900. From this same source, you can locate Minnesota death records that start from 1908 to the present.

Conducting Your Research

There are different types of databases, online, where you can conduct research for your Minnesota genealogy queries. You may also be able to do some detective work for your family history in person. Keep in mind, you can also use databases like the census, or for things like military records, obituaries and immigration and naturalization, just to name a few.

For Minnesota, the Department of Health is generally your best bet. Please note, though, that due to state laws, you may not place orders by phone or walk-in to request or obtain these types of documents. Requests to this agency must be made by mail, with payment enclosed.

Libraries can be very useful, as well, since you have the capability to use microfilm to look up newspapers for the state and individual counties, towns or cities. If you are seeking a record for someone that is prior to 1900, you may still be able to locate the documentation. Usually, you will have to work with the Local Registrar for the county where the record may be from.

Keep in mind, you will also need to include an application and your fee payment when you mail in a request. Do a little research, first, to save yourself time and potentially wasted effort, and get your requests right the first time. Minnesota genealogy queries do not have to be part of a complicated process, if you know what you are doing, and the benefits can be enormous.


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Contributed Genealogy Data - Minnesota

Contributed Obituaries - Minnesota

Minnesota Obituary and Death Notice Archive

Minnesota Newspapers Online (With links to archives)

Minnesota Counties

Minnesota Cities

Minnesota Genealogy Databases - Offsite

Blue Earth County - Death Notices Collection

Brown County - Obituary Collection

Carlton County - Obituary Collection

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 4

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 5

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 6

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 7

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 8

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 9

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 10

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 11

Carlton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 12

Crow Wing County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Crow Wing County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Crow Wing County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

Crow Wing County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 4

Crow Wing County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 5

Crow Wing County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 6

Douglas County - Index of Miscellaneous Marriage Announcements

Faribault County - Miscellaneous Obituaries 2000 - 1

Faribault County - Miscellaneous Obituaries 2001 - 2

Isanti County - Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Mille Lacs County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Mille Lacs County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Mille Lacs County - Miscellaneous Past News Article Clippings

Morrison County - Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Olmsted County - Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Olmsted County - Miscellaneous Obituaries

Otter Tail County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1

Otter Tail County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 2

Otter Tail County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 3

Otter Tail County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 4

Otter Tail County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 5

Polk County - Obituary Collection

Scott County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 1


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