Talk:Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy

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Minnesota Wills and Probate Records[edit source]

Why is there a link to the Minnesota Wills and Probate Records on Ancestry when Hennepin County is not among the counties listed on Ancestry? --Bmathewz (talk) 21:52, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Hello Bmathewz, Hennepin County was created from Dakota County in 1852. The Minnesota Wills and Probate Records cover the period from 1801 to 1925. Wills and probate records originally recorded in Dakota County (which is listed on Ancestry) may be for ancestors of individuals whose original county of residence might have been Dakota but was later Hennepin (without their having moved). Having this source listed for both counties on the FamilySearch Wiki helps expand the search area for people looking for ancestors in Hennepin. I hope this answers your question. If not, please post additional questions. Thank you for your interest in the Wiki! psleavens, Wiki Support Team (talk) 22:07, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Inclusion of resources for St. Paul on Hennepin County Page[edit source]

St. Paul is located in Ramsey County. Why are St. Paul City Directories (at Fold3) and various St. Paul newspapers included on the Hennepin County page? I've requested permission to edit this page and don't want to delete St. Paul information if there is a reason why it's included. Dmlsexton (talk) 22:30, 29 March 2020 (MDT)

RESPONSE: Thank you for your interest in improving the FamilySearch Wiki! After looking at both county pages (Ramsey and Hennepin), it looks like the information for Minneapolis and St. Paul is on both pages. The information could have been included for any number of reasons, but I'm thinking probably because Minneapolis/St. Paul are considered "the twin cities." I removed the information from the appropriate pages. If you have any other questions, please feel free to let us know. Brepouille, Wiki Support Team, talk, 05:39, 30 March 2020 (MDT)

Ancestry.com "U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995"[edit source]

This collection includes Minneapolis city directories for 1865-1960 (some years missing). I didn't check all years but it seems that beginning in 1939 only the first volume of the directory was scanned. (1939 ends at residential listing for Patterson) I no longer have a paid subscription to Ancestry so hopefully the link works.

Is there a standard way of explaining this? I just left it off since I was unsure. Thanks!