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Guide to '''St. Louis County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''St. Louis County, Minnesota ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized= August 12, 1858<ref>[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]; accessed 3 March 2021.</ref>
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|county seat= Duluth
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|parent county= [[Itasca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Itasca]], [[Newton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Newton]]<ref>[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]; accessed 3 March 2021.</ref>
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| seat = Duluth
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|county1= [[Aitkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Aitkin]]
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|county2= [[Carlton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carlton]]
| building address = St. Louis County Courthouse<br> 100 N 5th Ave W <br>Duluth, MN 55802-1202<br> Phone: 218.726.2559<br>[http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/ '''St. Louis County Website'''] }}
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|county3= [[Douglas County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Douglas (WI)]]
=== County Information ===
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|county4= [[Itasca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Itasca]]
 
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|county5= [[Koochiching County, Minnesota Genealogy|Koochiching]]
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|county6= [[Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lake]]
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|county7= [[Rainy River District, Ontario Genealogy|Rainy River District, Ontario, Canada]]</br><center>[[St. Louis County, Minnesota Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
 
The County was named for St. Louis River. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "St. Louis County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 15 Nov 2018 </ref>
 
The County was named for St. Louis River. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "St. Louis County, Minnesota" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County,_Minnesota'' accessed 15 Nov 2018 </ref>
  
====St. Louis County, Minnesota Record Dates====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{MN Courthouse Intro|St. Louis}}
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'''St. Louis County Courthouse'''<br> 100 North 5th Avenue West <br>Duluth, MN 55802-1202<br> Phone: 218-726-2000<br>[http://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/ St. Louis County Website] <br><br>
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Clerk District Court has birth, death and marriage records from 1870, burial permits from 1938, divorce, court and land records from 1859.<br>County Court has probate records. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== St. Louis County, Minnesota Record Dates  ===
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{{MN Record Dates Intro|St. Louis}}
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St. Louis County, Minnesota. Page 362-370 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 362-365.</ref></center>
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[St. Louis County, Minnesota Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.</center>
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.</center>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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Clerk District Court has birth, death and marriage records from 1870, <br>burial permits from 1938, divorce, court and land records from 1859.<br> County Court has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), St Louis County, Minnesota page 368, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
*'''1856--'''St. Louis County was created 1 March 1856&nbsp;from [[Itasca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Itasca]] County. '''County seat:''' Duluth <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
*For a brief history of how St. Louis County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here], then select St. Louis County.
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
 
'''1869-70'''  Courthouse suffered a county record loss; cause unknown.<br>
 
'''1869-70'''  Courthouse suffered a county record loss; cause unknown.<br>
  
 
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{MN Boundary Changes Intro|St. Louis}}
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*'''1856--'''St. Louis County was created 1 March 1856 from [[Itasca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Itasca]] and Newton (Newton eliminated) County. ''
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*'''County seat:''' Duluth<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*'''Organized Date''' 12 August 1858<ref>[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]; accessed 3 March 2021.</ref>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/minnesota/ Interactive Map of Minnesota County Formation History] (1790-1897) - animated maps illustrating Minnesota county boundary changes
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*[https://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/MN_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{MN Populated Places Intro|St. Louis}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://minnesota.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,137,c,st.%20louis.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "St. Louis County, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County%2C_Minnesota, accessed 20 February 2020.</ref>
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://minnesota.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,137,c,st.%20louis.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "St. Louis County, Minnesota," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County%2C_Minnesota, accessed 20 February 2020.</ref>  
 
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{MN Historical Timeline Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*[[Aitkin County, Minnesota Genealogy|Aitkin]]
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== Resources ==
*[[Carlton County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carlton]]
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{{MN Resources Intro|St. Louis}}
*[[Douglas County, Wisconsin Genealogy|Douglas County, Wisconsin]]
 
*[[Itasca County, Minnesota Genealogy|Itasca]]
 
*[[Koochiching County, Minnesota Genealogy|Koochiching]]
 
*[[Lake County, Minnesota Genealogy|Lake]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{MN Bible Intro|St. Louis}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{MN Biographies Intro|St. Louis}}
  
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{MN Business Records Intro|St. Louis}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{MN Cemeteries Intro|St. Louis}}
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Minnesota''' online and in print</center>
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Minnesota/St.-Louis-County?id=county_1378 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Minnesota&cemetery_county=St.%20Louis&year_range=5&size=15  BillionGraves]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/search?firstname=&middlename=&lastname=&birthyear=&birthyearfilter=&deathyear=&deathyearfilter=&location=St.%20Louis%2C+County%2C+Minnesota%2C+United+States+of+America&locationId=county_1378  Find A Grave]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/mn/stlouis.htm  Interment.net]
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* [http://minnesotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=72 Minnesota Gravestones]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/stlouis.htm MN Tombstone Transcription Project]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/mn/stlouis/cemetery.html  USGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://stlouis.mngenweb.net/vitals.htm MNGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' [[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |(Often more complete)]]</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+Louis+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+Louis+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+Louis+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+St.+Louis+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/stlouis/stlouis.html MNGenWeb Archives]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394299&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Louis%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
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* [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394299&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Louis%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=&cemetery-loc=St.%20Louis%2C+County%2C+Minnesota%2C+United+States+of+America&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=county_1378 Find A Grave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/stlouis.htm Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See [[Minnesota Cemeteries|Minnesota Cemeteries]] for more information.<center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mn/stlouis.htm MNInterment]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://minnesotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=72 MNGravestones]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Minnesota Cemeteries| Minnesota Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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==== Census ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{MN Census Intro|St. Louis}}
  
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County,_Minnesota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]                                                                                                                                                                                      
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County,_Minnesota#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
|1860 |406                                                                                  
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|1860 |406
|1870 |4561                                                
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|1870 |4561
|1880 |4504                                                                                                                
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|1880 |4504
|1890 |44862                                                                                                                
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|1890 |44862
|1900 |82932                                                                                                    
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|1900 |82932
|1910 |163274                                                                                                          
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|1910 |163274
|1920 |206391                                                                                      
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|1920 |206391
|1930 |204596                                                                                              
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|1930 |204596
|1940 |206917                                                          
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|1940 |206917
|1950 |206062                                                                                                              
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|1950 |206062
|1960 |231588                                                                                                                
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|1960 |231588
|1970 |220693                                                                                                                  
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|1970 |220693
|1980 |222229                                                                                                                
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|1980 |222229
|1990 |198213                                                                                                                  
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|1990 |198213
|2000 |200528                                                                                                                  
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|2000 |200528
|2010 |200226                                                                                                          
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|2010 |200226
 
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''State Census'''
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'''State Census'''<br>
*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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* '''1835-1890''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3555/ Minnesota, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1835-1890] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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* '''1849-1905''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1058/ Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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* '''1865''' {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota State Census, 1865 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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* '''1875''' {{RecordSearch|1503053|Minnesota State Census, 1875}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota State Census, 1875 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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* '''1885''' {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota State Census, 1885 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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* '''1905''' {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota State Census, 1905 - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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=== Church Records ===
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{{MN Church Intro|St. Louis}}
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394299&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Louis%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
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'''''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'''''<br>
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Ward and Branch Records
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*Duluth
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
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* '''1781-1969''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60722/?clickref=1011ldrarFJZ&o_lid=01100l4xJr&o_sch=Affiliate%2BExternal&o_xid=01100l4xJr U.S., Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Church Records, 1781-1969] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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=== Court Records ===
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{{MN Court Intro|St. Louis}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{MN Directories Intro|St. Louis}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{MN Emigration Intro|St. Louis}}
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* '''1912-1956''' {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images.
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{MN Ethnic Groups Intro|St. Louis}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{MN Funeral Homes Intro|St. Louis}}
  
{{MN Church Intro}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{MN Genealogies Intro|St. Louis}}
  
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{MN Guardianship Intro|St. Louis}}
  
Ward and Branch Records  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{MN Land Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*Duluth
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''Online Land Indexes and Records''<br>
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* '''Pre-1908''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2076/ Minnesota, U.S., Homestead and Cash Entry Patents, Pre-1908] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{MN Histories Intro|St. Louis}}
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*Van Brunt, Walter.  ''Duluth and St. Louis County, Minnesota : their story and people; an authentic narrative of the past, with, Vol. 2.''  American Historical Society, Chicago, 1921. Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/269417-duluth-and-st-louis-county-minnesota-their-story-and-people-an-authentic-narrative-of-the-past-with-vol-2?offset=6 FamilySearch Digital Library].
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*Woodbridge, Dwight Edwards., Pardee, John Stone.  ''History of Duluth and St. Louis county, past and present; v. 01 and 02''. C.F. Cooper and Company, Chicago, 1910. Online at:  [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/257425-history-of-duluth-and-st-louis-county-past-and-present-v-01?offset=14 FamilySearch Digital Library Vol 1]; [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/257996-history-of-duluth-and-st-louis-county-past-and-present-v-02?offset=15 FamilySearch Digital Library Vol 2].
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{MN Maps Intro|St. Louis}}
  
===== Lutheran  =====
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{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN St. Louis County}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394299&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Louis%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
'''First Lutheran Church, Duluth'''
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=== Migration ===
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{{MN Migration Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*Records of First Lutheran Church, Duluth, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
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=== Military Records ===
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{{MN Military Intro|St. Louis}}
  
'''Orr'''  
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'''''Multiple Wars'''''
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* '''1861-1917''' {{RecordSearch|1471019|United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[United States, Civil War and Later Pension Files Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; Free index, images ($)
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* '''1898-1899''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/4816/ Minnesota Volunteers in the Spanish American War and the Philippine Insurrection] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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'''''Civil War'''''<br>
  
*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Orr, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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* '''1861-1865''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1138/ U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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* '''1861-1865''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1715/ Minnesota, U.S., Civil War Records, 1861-1865] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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* '''1861-1865''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3729/ Minnesota Civil War Soldiers] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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* '''1861-1934''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/4654/ U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
  
'''St. Louis County'''  
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'''''Spanish-American War'''''<br>
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* '''1898''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2400/  U.S., Spanish American War Volunteers Index to Compiled Military Service Records, 1898]  at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
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* '''1898-1899''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6070/ Minnesota, U.S., Spanish American War Muster Rolls and Casualty Lists, 1898-1899] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
  
*Records of the American Lutheran Church, St. Louis County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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'''''World War I'''''<br>
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* '''1917-1918''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3172/ U.S., World War I Civilian Draft Registrations, 1917-1918] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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* '''1917-1918''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/6482/ U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index, images ($)
*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394299&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Louis%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
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* '''1918-1941''' {{RecordSearch|2421524|Minnesota, World War I Records, 1918-1941}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, World War I Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
==== Court  ====
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'''''World War II'''''<br>
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* '''1940-1947''' {{RecordSearch|2759155|Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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* '''1940-1947''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2238/ U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index, Images($).
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* '''1942''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1002/ U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; Free index
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{MN Naturalization Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*'''1912 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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''Online Naturalization Indexes and Records''<br>
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* '''1849-1985''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70800/ Web: Minnesota, U.S., Naturalization Index, 1849-1985] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
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* '''1872-1962''' {{RecordSearch|2632486|Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1872-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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* '''1880-1920''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/61202/ Minnesota, U.S., Federal Naturalization Records, 1880-1920] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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* '''1918''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70801/ Web: Minnesota, U.S., Alien Registration Index, 1918] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{MN Newspapers Intro|St. Louis}}
  
{{MN Land|St. Louis}}
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* [https://newspapers.mnhs.org/jsp/browse.jsp Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub] at [https://www.mnhs.org/ Minnesota Historical Society]; narrow to county or city, search for surname, limit by date.
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{MN Obituaries Intro|St. Louis}}
  
{{MN History Intro}}  
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* '''1865-2006''' {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota, Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, Obituaries - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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* '''1891-2003''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70827/ Web: Minnesota, U.S., Obituary Index, 1891-2003] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
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*'''1948-Present''' - Duluth Public Library has an [http://www.duluthlibrary.org/genealogy/obituary-index/ Index to Obituaries] printed in the Duluth News Tribune newspaper from 1948 to the present.
  
==== Maps  ====
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394299&reqParentsLabel=St.%20Louis%2C%20Minnesota%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
 
{{MN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{MN St. Louis County}}}}
 
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{MN Other Records Intro|St. Louis}}
  
===== World War II =====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{MN Periodicals Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2759155|Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{MN Probate Intro|St. Louis}}
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''<br>
*'''1872-1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2632486|Minnesota Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1872-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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* '''1801-1925''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9070 Minnesota, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1801-1925] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry]; index and images ($)
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* '''1849-1985''' {{RecordSearch|1607922|Minnesota Will Records, 1849-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota Will Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; Three Minnesota counties are not in this collection: Hennepin, Marshall, and St. Louis.
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{MN Schools Intro|St. Louis}}
  
{{MN Newspaper abstracts|St.+Louis}}
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=== Social Security Records ===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($); index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{MN Tax Intro|St. Louis}}
  
*'''1865-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— index and images
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=== Vital Records ===
*'''1962-Present''' - Duluth Public Library has an [http://www.duluthlibrary.org/genealogy/obituary-index/ Index to Obituaries] printed in the Duluth News-Tribune and Duluth Herald newspapers from 1962 to the present.
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{{MN Vital Intro|St. Louis}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{MN Birth Intro|St. Louis}}
  
{{MN Probate Intro}}
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* '''1840-1980''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2550/ Minnesota, U.S., Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
''Online Probate Indexes and Records''
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* '''1900-1934''' [https://www.mnhs.org/search/people Minnesota People Records Search - Births] at Minnesota Historical Society - free index, images ($)
*'''1801 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9070 Minnesota Wills and Probate Records 1801-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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* '''1900-1934''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10828/minnesota-birth-index-1900-1934?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=feb20historicalrecords&utm_content=feb20historicalrecords Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage]; index ($)
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* '''1935-2000''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8742/ Minnesota, U.S., Birth Index, 1935-2000] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{MN Marriage Intro|St. Louis}}
  
{{MN Tax Intro}}  
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* '''1850-2019''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70873/ Web: Minnesota, U.S., Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850-2019] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] (Free collection)
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* '''1860-1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
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* '''1885-present''' [https://moms.mn.gov/ Minnesota Official Marriage System] at [https://moms.mn.gov/LearnMore MOMS.mn.gov]; search by county, name or date, and request copy.
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* '''1970-2003''' [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/records-minnesota-marriage-index.html Minnesota Marriage Records Index, 1970-2003] at [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/ Archives] ($)
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* '''1976-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10210/minnesota-marriages-1976-2003?s=275764761 Minnesota, Marriages, 1976-2003] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage]; index ($)
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{MN Death Intro|St. Louis}}
  
{{MN Vital Intro}}
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* '''1850-2001''' {{RecordSearch|2185953|Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota, County Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
=====Birth=====
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*'''1870-2000''' [http://www.duluthlibrary.org/genealogy/st-louis-county-death-certificate-index/ St. Louis County Death Certificate Index] at Duluth Public Library
*'''1870-1899'''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70884 WEB: Minnesota, St. Louis County, Birth Index, 1870-1900] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($) - index
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*'''1870-2000''' [http://stlouis.mngenweb.net/vitals.htm St. Louis County Death Record Index] (Rootsweb)
*'''1900-1934''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10828/minnesota-birth-index-1900-1934?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=feb20historicalrecords&utm_content=feb20historicalrecords Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934] at MyHeritage($) — index
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* '''1887-2001''' {{RecordSearch|3398461|Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — [[Minnesota Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
*'''1900-1934''' [https://www.mnhs.org/search/people Minnesota Births, 1900-1934] at [https://www.mnhs.org/ Minnesota Historical Society] - free index, images ($)
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* '''1904-2001''' [https://www.mnhs.org/search/people Minnesota People Records Search - Deaths] at Minnesota Historical Society - free index, images ($)
=====Marriage=====
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* '''1904-2001''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10859/minnesota-death-index-1904-2001?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=feb20historicalrecords&utm_content=feb20historicalrecords Minnesota, Death Index, 1904-2001] at [https://www.myheritage.com MyHeritage]; index ($)
*'''1850-2019''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70873/ WEB: Minnesota, Marriages from the Minnesota Official Marriage System, 1850-2019] at Ancestry($) — index
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* '''1908-2017''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/7316/ Minnesota, U.S., Death Index, 1908-2017] at [https://ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index and images
 
*'''1871-1894''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70886 WEB: Minnesota, St. Louis County, Marriage Index, 1871-1894] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($) - index
 
*'''1976-2003''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10210/minnesota-marriages-1976-2003?s=275764761 Minnesota, Marriages, 1976-2003] at MyHeritage($) — index
 
  
=====Death=====
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==== Divorce ====
*'''1850-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|2185953|Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{MN Divorce Intro|St. Louis}}
*'''1870-1899''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70885 WEB: Minnesota, St. Louis County, Death Index, 1870-1899] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($) - index
 
*'''1887-2001''' - {{RecordSearch|3398461|Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://stlouis.mngenweb.net/vitals.htm St. Louis County Death Record Index]&nbsp;covering&nbsp;the time period from January 1, 1870 through December 31, 2000.&nbsp;&nbsp;Hosted by Rootsweb&nbsp;
 
*'''1904-2001''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10859/minnesota-death-index-1904-2001?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=feb20historicalrecords&utm_content=feb20historicalrecords Minnesota, Death Index, 1904-2001] at MyHeritage($) — index
 
*'''1904-2001''' [https://www.mnhs.org/search/people Minnesota Deaths, 1904-2001] at [https://www.mnhs.org/ Minnesota Historical Society] - free index, images ($)
 
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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* '''1970-1995''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1081/ Minnesota, U.S., Divorce Index, 1970-1995] at [https://ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry] ($)
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* '''1970-2003''' [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/records-minnesota-divorce-index.html Minnesota Divorce Records Index, 1970-2003] at [https://www.archives.com/genealogy/ Archives] ($)
  
*'''St. Louis Park Historical Society'''<br>3700 Monterey Drive<br>St. Louis Park, MN 55416<br>[http://slphistory.org/ Website]
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== Research Facilities ==
*'''St. Louis County Historical Society'''<br>506 West Michigan Street<br>Duluth, MN 55802-1505<br>[http://www.thehistorypeople.org/ Website]
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{{MN Research Facilities Intro|St. Louis}}
*'''Canosia Historical Society'''<br> 5762 N Pike Lake Road<br> Duluth, MN 55811<br>Phone: 218-729-8963<br>[http://www.canosiatownship.org/history/ Website]
 
*'''Iron Range Research Center'''<br>1005 Discovery Drive<br> Chisholm, MN 55719-0388<br>Phone: 218-254-7959<br>[https://www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org/ Website]
 
*'''Twin Ports Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 16895<br> Duluth, MN 55816-0895
 
*'''Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)'''<br>Duluth, MN<br>E-mail:[mailto:edwardcnewman@juno.com edwardcnewman@juno.com]<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mngdlcd/ Website]<br>
 
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{MN Archives Intro|St. Louis}}
  
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Duluth Minnesota Family History Center]]  
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*[[Duluth Minnesota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Virginia Minnesota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Virginia Minnesota Family History Center]]
  
== Websites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{MN Libraries Intro|St. Louis}}
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'''Duluth Public Library'''<br>Main Library<br>520 W Superior St<br>Duluth, MN 55802<br>218-730-4200<br>[http://www.duluthlibrary.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Arrowhead Library System'''<br>Main Library<br>5528 Emerald Ave<br>Mountain Iron, Mn 55768<br>218-741-3840<br>E-mail:[mailto:als@alslib.info als@alslib.info]<br>[https://www.alslib.info/services/find-my-public-library Website]<br><br>
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'''Kathryn A. Martin Library'''<br>University of Minnesota<br>416 Library Dr<br>Duluth, MN 55812<br>218-726-8102<br>E-mail:[mailto:libaskus@d.umn.edu libaskus@d.umn.edu]<br>[https://lib.d.umn.edu/research Website]<br><Br>
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=== Museums ===
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{{MN Museums Intro|St. Louis}}
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'''St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center'''<br>506 W Michigan St<br>Duluth, MN 55802<br>218-727-8025<br>E-mail: [mailto:kenbuehler@aol.com kenbuehler@aol.com]<br>[https://www.thehistorypeople.org/museum Website]<br><br>
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'''Minnesota Discovery Center'''<br>1005 Discovery Dr<br>Chisholm, MN 55719<br>218-254-7959<br>E-mail: [mailto:info@mndiscoverycenter.com info@mndiscoverycenter.com]<br>[https://www.mndiscoverycenter.com Website]<br><br>
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'''Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum'''<br>902 East 1st Street<br>Duluth, MN<br>[https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/karpeles-manuscript-library-museum Website]<br><br>
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'''Dorothy Molter Museum'''<br>2002 E Sheridan St<br>Ely, MN 55731<br>218-365-4451<br>Email: [mailto:info@rootbeerlady.com info@rootbeerlady.com]<br>[https://www.rootbeerlady.com/museum Website]<br><br>
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'''Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate'''<br>3300 London Rd<br>Duluth, MN 55804<br>218-726-8910<br>Email: [Mailto:info@glensheen.org info@glensheen.org]<br>[https://glensheen.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Minnesota Museum of Mining'''<br>PO Box 271<br>701 Lake St W<br>Chisholm, MN 55719<br>218-254-5543<br>Email: [mailto:info@mnmuseumofmining.org info@mnmuseumofmining.org]<br>[http://mnmuseumofmining.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Wirtanen Pioneer Farm'''<br>Friends of the Wirtanen Pioneer Farm<br>3322 Vermilion Trail<br>Makinen, MN 55763<br>218-638-2859<br>Email: [mailto:info@wirtanenfarm.org info@wirtanenfarm.org]<br>[http://wirtanenfarm.org Website]<br><br>
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== Societies ==
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{{MN Societies Intro|St. Louis}}
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'''St. Louis County Historical Society'''<br>506 W Michigan St<br>Duluth, MN 55802-1505<br>218-733-7580<br>[http://www.thehistorypeople.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Canosia Historical Society'''<br> 5508 Martin Road<br>Duluth, MN 55811<br>218-729-8963<br>E-mail: [mailto:wwsIII@msn.com wwsIII@msn.com]<br>[http://www.canosiatownship.org/history Website]<br><br>
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'''Twin Ports Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 16895<br>Duluth MN 55816-0895<br>218-206-7880<br>E-mail: [mailto:contact@proctorhistory.org contact@proctorhistory.org]<br>[https://proctorareahistoricalsociety.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)'''<br>Duluth Public Library<br>500 Superior St<br>Northshore Room<br>Duluth, MN<br>E-mail: [mailto:edwardcnewman@juno.com edwardcnewman@juno.com]<br>  [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~mngdlcd/ Website]<br> <br>
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'''Britt Community Historical Society'''<br>Box 154<br>Virginia, MN 55792<br>Email: [mailto:info@britthistory.org info@britthistory.org]<br>[http://www.britthistory.org/index.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Ely-Winton Historical Society'''<br>1900 Camp St E<br>Ely, MN 55731<br>218-365-3226<br>Email: [mailto:ewhs@vcc.edu ewhs@vcc.edu]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Ely-Winton-Historical-Society-291461494332967 Facebook]<br><br>
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'''Eveleth Heritage Committee'''<br>PO Box 555<br>Eveleth, MN 55734<br>Email: [mailto:evelethheritagecommittee@gmail.com evelethheritagecommittee@gmail.com]<br>
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[https://www.evelethheritage.com Website]<br><br>
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'''Hermantown Historical Society'''<br>5255 Maple Grove Rd<br>Hermantown, MN 55811<br>218-499-5966<br>[https://www.facebook.com/hermantownhistory Facebook]<br><br>
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'''Hibbing Historical Society'''<br>400 East 23rd Street<br>Hibbing, MN 55746-1923<br>218-263-8522<br>Email: [mailto:hibbinghistory@mchsi.com hibbinghistory@mchsi.com]<br>[https://hibbinghistory.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Iron Range Historical Society'''<br>5454 Grand Ave<br>McKinley, MN 55741<br>218-749-3150<br>Email: [mailto:ironrangehistsoc@gmail.com ironrangehistsoc@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.ironrangehistoricalsociety.org Website]<br><br>
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'''Proctor Area Historical Society'''<br>100 Pionk Drive<br>Proctor, MN 55810<br>218-206-7880<br>Email: [mailto:contact@proctorhistory.org contact@proctorhistory.org]<br>[https://proctorareahistoricalsociety.org Website]<br><br>
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'''SISU Heritage, Inc.'''<br>PO Box 127<br>Embarrass, MN 55732<br>218-984-3012<br>Email: [mailto:info@sisuheritage.org info@sisuheritage.org]<br>[https://www.sisuheritage.org/index.php Website]<br><br>
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'''Tower-Soudan Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 465<br>404 Pine St<br>Tower, MN 55790<br>218-753-5021<br>Email: [mailto:tshistory@accessMN.com tshistory@accessMN.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Tower-Soudan-Historical-Society-148989891836606 Website]<br><br>
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'''Virginia Area Historical Society'''<br>800 Ninth Ave N<br>PO Box 736<br>Virginia, MN 55792<br>218-741-1136<br>Email: [mailto:virginiamnhistory@gmail.com virginiamnhistory@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.virginiamnhistory.com Website]<br><br>
  
*[http://stlouis.mngenweb.net/  St Louis County MNGenWeb]
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== Websites ==
*[http://genforum.com/mn/saintlouis/ St. Louis County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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* [http://stlouis.mngenweb.net/ St Louis County], a member of [http://www.mngenweb.net/counties.htm MNGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [http://usgenweb.org/about/projects.html USGenWeb Project].
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* [https://www.mnhs.org/research Research] at [https://www.mnhs.org/ Minnesota Historical Society] — links to Records and Indexes; See also [[Minnesota Historical Society|MHS Wiki Page]]
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* [https://www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org/ Iron Range Research Center] The Iron Range Research Center contains one of the largest collections of genealogical and local history research materials in the Upper Midwest and includes census, naturalization records, passenger arrival records, mining company newsletters, and a survey of Women in Industry taken in 1919, among many others.
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* [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/stlouis/index.html St. Louis County], a member of [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/mnfiles.htm MN USGenWeb Archives], an affiliate of [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives].
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|201668|Minnesota|St.%20Louis}} – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.
  
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[[Category:St. Louis County, Minnesota]][[Category:Minnesota Counties]]

Latest revision as of 15:44, 21 April 2021

Guide to St. Louis County, Minnesota ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Duluth
Organized: August 12, 1858[1]
Parent County(s): Itasca, Newton[2]
Neighboring Counties
Aitkin  • Carlton  • Douglas (WI)  • Itasca  • Koochiching  • Lake  • Rainy River District, Ontario, Canada
See County Maps
Courthouse
Minnesota, St. Louis County Courthouse.png
Location Map
Minnesota Saint Louis County Map.svg.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for St. Louis River. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

St. Louis County Courthouse
100 North 5th Avenue West
Duluth, MN 55802-1202
Phone: 218-726-2000
St. Louis County Website

Clerk District Court has birth, death and marriage records from 1870, burial permits from 1938, divorce, court and land records from 1859.
County Court has probate records. [4]

St. Louis County, Minnesota Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1870 1870 1870 1859 1859 Unknown 1836
*Statewide registration started for births in 1900 and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1915.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1869-70 Courthouse suffered a county record loss; cause unknown.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[8]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Townships
Unorganized territories
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of St. Louis County, Minnesota online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

For links to Federal, State, and Territorial censuses, see Minnesota Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 406
1870 4,561 1023.4%
1880 4,504 −1.2%
1890 44,862 896.0%
1900 82,932 84.9%
1910 163,274 96.9%
1920 206,391 26.4%
1930 204,596 −0.9%
1940 206,917 1.1%
1950 206,062 −0.4%
1960 231,588 12.4%
1970 220,693 −4.7%
1980 222,229 0.7%
1990 198,213 −10.8%
2000 200,528 1.2%
2010 200,226 −0.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Most church records are held by individual churches. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information, see Minnesota Church Records.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Ward and Branch Records

  • Duluth

Lutheran

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

The county register of deeds keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.

Online Land Indexes and Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for St. Louis County. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Minnesota Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Koochiching CountyItasca CountyAitkin CountyCarlton CountyLake CountyOntarioDouglas CountyMN ST LOUIS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Multiple Wars

Civil War

Spanish-American War

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]


Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records may include wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Minnesota Probate Records for additional information.

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Since Minnesota tax records include only persons who owned taxable property, many residents were not included. Still they complement land records and can be used in place of missing censuses or the years between censuses. There may also be gaps. For more information, see the wiki page Minnesota Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Minnesota Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in St. Louis County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Minnesota Archives and Libraries.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in St. Louis County. For state-wide library facilities, see Minnesota Archives and Libraries.

Duluth Public Library
Main Library
520 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
218-730-4200
Website

Arrowhead Library System
Main Library
5528 Emerald Ave
Mountain Iron, Mn 55768
218-741-3840
E-mail:als@alslib.info
Website

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota
416 Library Dr
Duluth, MN 55812
218-726-8102
E-mail:libaskus@d.umn.edu
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802
218-727-8025
E-mail: kenbuehler@aol.com
Website

Minnesota Discovery Center
1005 Discovery Dr
Chisholm, MN 55719
218-254-7959
E-mail: info@mndiscoverycenter.com
Website

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
902 East 1st Street
Duluth, MN
Website

Dorothy Molter Museum
2002 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731
218-365-4451
Email: info@rootbeerlady.com
Website

Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate
3300 London Rd
Duluth, MN 55804
218-726-8910
Email: info@glensheen.org
Website

Minnesota Museum of Mining
PO Box 271
701 Lake St W
Chisholm, MN 55719
218-254-5543
Email: info@mnmuseumofmining.org
Website

Wirtanen Pioneer Farm
Friends of the Wirtanen Pioneer Farm
3322 Vermilion Trail
Makinen, MN 55763
218-638-2859
Email: info@wirtanenfarm.org
Website

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in St. Louis County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Minnesota Societies.

St. Louis County Historical Society
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802-1505
218-733-7580
Website

Canosia Historical Society
5508 Martin Road
Duluth, MN 55811
218-729-8963
E-mail: wwsIII@msn.com
Website

Twin Ports Genealogical Society
PO Box 16895
Duluth MN 55816-0895
218-206-7880
E-mail: contact@proctorhistory.org
Website

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
Duluth Public Library
500 Superior St
Northshore Room
Duluth, MN
E-mail: edwardcnewman@juno.com
Website

Britt Community Historical Society
Box 154
Virginia, MN 55792
Email: info@britthistory.org
Website

Ely-Winton Historical Society
1900 Camp St E
Ely, MN 55731
218-365-3226
Email: ewhs@vcc.edu
Facebook

Eveleth Heritage Committee
PO Box 555
Eveleth, MN 55734
Email: evelethheritagecommittee@gmail.com
Website

Hermantown Historical Society
5255 Maple Grove Rd
Hermantown, MN 55811
218-499-5966
Facebook

Hibbing Historical Society
400 East 23rd Street
Hibbing, MN 55746-1923
218-263-8522
Email: hibbinghistory@mchsi.com
Website

Iron Range Historical Society
5454 Grand Ave
McKinley, MN 55741
218-749-3150
Email: ironrangehistsoc@gmail.com
Website

Proctor Area Historical Society
100 Pionk Drive
Proctor, MN 55810
218-206-7880
Email: contact@proctorhistory.org
Website

SISU Heritage, Inc.
PO Box 127
Embarrass, MN 55732
218-984-3012
Email: info@sisuheritage.org
Website

Tower-Soudan Historical Society
PO Box 465
404 Pine St
Tower, MN 55790
218-753-5021
Email: tshistory@accessMN.com
Website

Virginia Area Historical Society
800 Ninth Ave N
PO Box 736
Virginia, MN 55792
218-741-1136
Email: virginiamnhistory@gmail.com
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 3 March 2021.
  2. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 3 March 2021.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "St. Louis County, Minnesota" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County,_Minnesota accessed 15 Nov 2018
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Minnesota.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Minnesota Historical Boundary Changes - list of all boundary changes by county provided by Newberry Library; accessed 3 March 2021.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "St. Louis County, Minnesota," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_County%2C_Minnesota, accessed 20 February 2020.