Minnesota Genealogy Records
Many people today are interested in learning more about their past and their ancestors. As a result Genealogy is one of the most common terms in search engines on the World Wide Web. For those who are new to the world of Genealogy, there are many ways one can find information regarding their ancestors. Some of the most common forms of public records used for genealogy are:
For Birth Records
In Minnesota, birth records are maintained by the Minnesota Department of Health which holds birth records as far back as 1900 till today.
Section 144.225 states that there are two kinds of birth records in Minnesota - certified and non-certified. Both types have almost the same information with the exception that certified birth records are deemed as official and are available only to the family or those with tangible interest.
For Death Records
Minnesota death records are maintained by the Minnesota Department of Health. This agency has records that date back for the last hundred years, all the way to 1908, with older records available on the county level.
Minnesota is easily one of the most underrated states in the union. It features some of the nicest folks you will ever meet and it is a great place to live, work and retire. If you are searching for Minnesota obituaries, the Internet is a great place to start your search. More and more cities and organizations are digitizing older listings so even if you are looking for listings from years ago, you may find them.
If you are looking for Norman County listings, you can use Margit Bakke's Genealogy Site to get started. The information there is up to date and free to look up and dates back several decades. In Dakota County, you can use the county library to look up listings as far back as 1980. If you are looking in Duluth, check out the large file at the local public library website.
There is information there for listings as far back as 1962 and hard copies can be sent for a small fee. At the Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud, you can search the archive there online for free. There are listings here from 1928 forward. When you use the Internet, finding Minnesota obituary records is simple.