Anoka County, Minnesota Genealogy

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Guide to Anoka County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Anoka County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Anoka County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Founded May 23, 1857
County Seat Anoka
Address Anoka County Courthouse
325 East Main Street,
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: 763-422-7399
Anoka County Website

County Courthouse

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).