Minnesota Genealogy Resources

NOTE: Friday’s Family History Finds will be on a short hiatus due to lack of internet connection where I am.

I haven’t had to do much genealogical research in the state of Minnesota, but I have had several collateral branches make their way through the state during westward moves.

Minnesota has some excellent online resources:

Cyndi’s List – Minnesota records divided into 31 categories!

Digital Public Library of America – Minnesota ties

Duluth Public Library – Links to resources, although some are only available to Duluth Library card holders if viewed remotely.

Genealoger – Long list of Minnesota links for genealogy, including state censuses

Hennepin County Library Digital Collections

Minnesota Genealogical Society – There is a long list of links to other resources which relate to Minnesota history and the ethnic backgrounds of its settlers. You don’t have to be a member to use the Links tab on the home page.

Minnesota Genealogy at Access Genealogy

Minnesota Historical Organizations – Links and contact information to the many county historical societies in the state

Minnesota Historical Society – There are links to oral histories collected since 1948, digitized newspapers, vital records, state censuses and other collections.

Minnesota Online Genealogy Records – FamilySearch has an EXTENSIVE list of links to just about any type of Minnesota record you might be looking for. Some links are to free sites, while others require a subscription. This would be my first stop when researching!

Minnesota State Archives

Online Minnesota Death Records and Indexes – Both paid and free links

People Finder – at the Minnesota Historical Society

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness – Minnesota records and links

St. Paul Public Library Special Collections – Some unique items here, such as Winter Carnival scrapbooks and St. Paul local history items

The MNGenWeb Project – Links to counties with genealogical materials posted on the site. The GenWeb Project is hosted by volunteers, so the amount and type of information and resources to be found for each county depends on the activity level in that county. However, access is free and there are true gems posted in GenWeb.

Upper Midwest Jewish Archives at the University of Minnesota

Happy Researching!


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