Anoka County, Minnesota Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Anoka County

County Courthouse

Anoka County Courthouse
325 East Main Street,
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: 763-422-7399

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1865, divorce, court and land records from 1866.
Probate Judge has probate records. [1]


Parent County

1857--Anoka County was created 23 May 1857 from Ramsey County. County seat: Anoka [2] 

  • For a brief history of how Anoka County was named, click here. Then select Anoka County.

Boundary Changes

no apparent changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Andover . Anoka . Bethel . Blaine . Centerville . Circle Pines . Columbia Heights . Columbus . Coon Rapids .East Bethel . Fridley . Ham Lake . Hilltop . Lexington . Lino Lakes . Nowthen . Oak Grove . Ramsey . St. Francis . Spring Lake Park

Townships: Linwood

Communities: Linwood

Neighboring Counties

Chisago | Hennepin | Isanti | Ramsey | Sherburne | Washington| Wright






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Anoka County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Anoka County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company C.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company F.
- 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company E.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anoka County, Minnesota page 362, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).