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Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001
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Location of Minnesota
Record Description
Record Type Death Records
Collection years 1850-2001
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Multiple county courthouses, Minnesota

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes county death records from 1850-2001. The record content and the time period varies by county. Death records from Minnesota county courthouses. Some other records such as birth records are mixed in with this collection.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Death date
  • Death place
  • Parents' names

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Ages
  • Occupations
  • Parents' places of birth
  • Cause of death

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table Map[edit | edit source]

The following counties are included in this collection

  • Anoka
  • Becker
  • Blue Earth
  • Brown
  • Carver

  • Cottonwood
  • Dodge
  • Fairbault
  • Fillmore
  • Freeborn

  • Goodhue
  • Hennipen
  • Houston
  • Kanabec
  • LeSuer

  • Lincoln
  • Lyon
  • Marin
  • Mower
  • Nicollet

  • Nobles
  • Olmsted
  • Ramsey
  • Rice
  • Rock

  • Sibley
  • Stearns
  • Steele
  • Wabasha
  • Wadena

  • Waseca
  • Washington
  • Watonwon

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The place where the death occurred
  • The names of family members and their relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
  1. Select County
  2. Select Record Type, Date Range and Volume to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information found on the death record to locate an obituary
  • Use the information found on the death record to locate a cemetery record
  • Use the information found to locate the family in census, church, and land records
  • Use the information found to locate mortuary records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning or end of each volume. In addition, local historical and genealogical societies may have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you research your family in the state of Minnesota.

Other FamilySearch Collections[edit | edit source]

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FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

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FamilySearch Digital Library[edit | edit source]

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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