Minnesota, United States Genealogy
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Guide to Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Minnesota Information[edit | edit source]
Minnesota became the thirty-second state admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858. Minnesota was created from Minnesota Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.
Getting Started[edit | edit source]
Getting Started with Minnesota Research
Links to articles on getting started with Minnesota research.
Minnesota Research Tools
Links to articles and websites that assist in Minnesota research.
Minnesota Clickable Map[edit | edit source]
Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
Counties[edit | edit source]
Extinct or Renamed Counties: Andy Johnson | Big Sioux | Breckenridge | Buchanan | Davis | Doty | Mahkahta | Manomin | Midway | Monongalia | Newton | Pembina | Pierce | St. Croix | Superior | Toombs | Wahnata
Minnesota Migration Routes[edit | edit source]
FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]
Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
- Facebook Communities - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
- Learning Center - Online genealogy courses
- Historical Records - databases and record images on FamilySearch
- Family History Center locator map
Additional Resources[edit | edit source]
- Cyndi's List - Minnesota genealogy sites on the internet
- Minnesota Genealogy Trails - collection of transcribed data for the state of Minnesota
- Access Genealogy – Genealogy guide for Minnesota
- Ancestorhunt.com - resources for Minnesota genealogy research
- Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Minnesota
- Minnesota Research Outline – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
References[edit | edit source]
- MN was formerly claimed by France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Quebec, unorganized U.S., Northwest, Indiana, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin territories.
- David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
- Minnesota State Archives immigration resources, birth index 1900-1934, death index 1904-2001, state census indexes for 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, and 1905.
- Minnesota Official Marriage System is an index to marriages from 1850 to present (varies by county)
- Minnesota Encyclopedia sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society
- USGenWebArchives - Online contributed Genealogical content.
- On-line Historical and Genealogical Societies of Minnesota - US Gen Net
- Genealogy Buff - Library - Minnesota Genealogy Data
- The United States Vessel Enrollments for the Great Lakes region. The transcriptions are from a project that involved an attempt to transcribe all steamboat enrollments for Great Lakes ports prior to 1861, all vessels for Detroit and Cleveland up to 1861, and Buffalo up to 1841 are included in the file. The set includes 5741 enrolments in which just under 2000 individual vessels are named, over 6000 people were identified.
The largest ethnic groups in Minnesota are Germans, Swedes, and Norwegians. By 1880 the foreign-born population in Minnesota included nearly 108,000 Scandinavians, many of whom were Norwegians; 66,000 Germans; and about 39,000 British, most of whom were Irish. Nearly 30,000 Minnesotans had come from Canada, most of whom were British and French Canadians. There were nearly 8,000 Bohemians (mostly Czechs) and 1,000 or 2,000 each from Switzerland, Poland, Russia, and France.