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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Hennepin County''  
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Guide to '''Hennepin County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:MN_ORP.png|Minnesota Online Genealogy Records}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Hennepin County
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| state = Minnesota
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = March 6
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| seat = Minneapolis
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| building address = Hennepin County Courthouse<br>300 S 6th Street<br>Minneapolis, MN 55487-0001<br>Phone: 612.348.8241 <br>[http://hennepin.us/ '''Hennepin County Website'''] }}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Hennepin County, Minnesota Record Dates  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 385-403. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1853
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1848
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://hennepin.us/ Hennepin County Courthouse]<br>300 S 6th Street<br>Minneapolis, MN 55487-0001<br>Phone: 612.348.8241&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Courth has birth and death records from 1870,<br>marriage, divorce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hennepin County, Minnesota page 364, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br><br>Clerk District Courth has birth and death records from 1870,<br>marriage, divorce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hennepin County, Minnesota page 364, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1852--'''Hennepin County was created 6 March 1852&nbsp;from [[Dakota County, Minnesota|Dakota]] County. '''County seat:''' Minneapolis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''1852--'''Hennepin County was created 6 March 1852&nbsp;from [[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota]] County. '''County seat:''' Minneapolis <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*For a brief history of how&nbsp;Hennepin County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here]. Then select Hennepin County.
 
*For a brief history of how&nbsp;Hennepin County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here]. Then select Hennepin County.
  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Anoka County, Minnesota|Anoka]]  
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*[[Anoka County, Minnesota Genealogy|Anoka]]  
*[[Carver County, Minnesota|Carver]]  
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*[[Carver County, Minnesota Genealogy|Carver]]  
*[[Dakota County, Minnesota|Dakota]]  
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*[[Dakota County, Minnesota Genealogy|Dakota]]  
*[[Ramsey County, Minnesota|Ramsey]]  
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*[[Ramsey County, Minnesota Genealogy|Ramsey]]  
*[[Scott County, Minnesota|Scott]]<br>  
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*[[Scott County, Minnesota Genealogy|Scott]]<br>  
*[[Wright County, Minnesota|Wright]]
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*[[Wright County, Minnesota Genealogy|Wright]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=52843 Eden Prairie Cemetery, Eden Prairie] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.lakewoodcemetery.com/ Lakewood Cemetery,] Minneapolis, Minnesota, has a name search.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/mn/hennepin/hennepin.html Cemeteries listings].&nbsp; US Gen Web Archives.&nbsp; Bloomington, Chaplin, Crystal Lake, Fort Snelling, Greenwood, Lakewood, Summit Park, Unitarian Wyzata,&nbsp;Evangelical Bohemian Presbyterian Minnetonka <br>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=25&GScnty=1336&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|531420|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=25&CScnty=1336 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.theusgenweb.org/mn/hennepin/vit.htm USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Hennepin+Minnesota&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Minnesota&county=Hennepin&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/mn/hennepin/hennepin.html MNGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/hennepin.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/mn/hennepin.htm MNInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://minnesotagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=27 MNGravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=21116&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=60&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.lakewoodcemetery.com/ Lakewood Cemetery,] Minneapolis, Minnesota, has a name search.
  
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==== Census ====
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'''State Census'''
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1503054|Minnesota State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1503044|Minnesota State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1503056|Minnesota State Census, 1905}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{MN Church Intro}}
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
*Minneapolis
 
*Minneapolis
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'''Bethany Lutheran Church, Minneapolis'''
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*Records of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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'''Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis'''
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*Records of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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'''Gethsemane Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis'''
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*Records of Gethsemane Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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'''Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minneapolis'''
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*Records of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev" />
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'''Liberty Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis'''
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*Records of Liberty Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1912 - 1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2426329|Minnesota Passenger and Crew Lists, 1912-1956}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
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*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_647/city_directories_minneapolis Minneapolis City Directories 1865-1923] (4 yrs. missing) available online.  
 
*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_647/city_directories_minneapolis Minneapolis City Directories 1865-1923] (4 yrs. missing) available online.  
 
*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_665/city_directories_st_paul St. Paul City Directories 1863-1924] (4 yrs. missing) available online.
 
*Fold3.com ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_665/city_directories_st_paul St. Paul City Directories 1863-1924] (4 yrs. missing) available online.
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*Minneapolis City Directory [http://box2.nmtvault.com/Hennepin2/jsp/RcWebImageViewer.jsp?doc_id=Minneapolis+City+Directories%2fmnmhcl00%2f20111108%2f00000013&collection_filter=false 1881-82] Free
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{MN Land|Hennepin}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{MN History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnhennep/comm.htm Simple map of Hennepin County] Communities and Townships<br>
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[[Image:Mnhennepin.jpg|right|250px|Mnhennepin.jpg]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnhennep/comm.htm Simple map of Hennepin County] Communities and Townships
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== '''Civil War'''  ====
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===== '''Civil War'''  =====
  
 
Civil War service men from Hennepin 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 Hennepin County.  
 
Civil War service men from Hennepin 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 Hennepin County.  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company D.  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company D.  
:- [[3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company A.  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies G and I.
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::- [[3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company A.  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company C.  
 
:- [[4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company C.  
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies B, C, and D.  
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies B, C, and D.  
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:- [[10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company K.  
 
:- [[10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company K.  
 
:- [[Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Companies B and C.  
 
:- [[Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Companies B and C.  
:- [[Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Companies A, B and E.
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:- [[Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Companies A, B, C and E.  
 
:- [[1st Minnesota Company Sharpshooters|1st Minnesota Company Sharpshooters]], First Company only
 
:- [[1st Minnesota Company Sharpshooters|1st Minnesota Company Sharpshooters]], First Company only
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{MN Newspaper abstracts|Hennepin}}
  
 
*[http://www.mnhs.org/collections/newspapers/index.htm Newspaper Links] - Minnesota Historical Society  
 
*[http://www.mnhs.org/collections/newspapers/index.htm Newspaper Links] - Minnesota Historical Society  
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**[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90059523/issues/ The Saint Paul Globe] (Saint Paul, Minn.) – 1896-1905  
 
**[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90059523/issues/ The Saint Paul Globe] (Saint Paul, Minn.) – 1896-1905  
 
**[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045366/issues/ The Minneapolis Journal] (Minneapolis, Minn.) – 1901<br>
 
**[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045366/issues/ The Minneapolis Journal] (Minneapolis, Minn.) – 1901<br>
''The appeal'' . &nbsp;(Saint Paul, Minn.) 1889-19?? African-American newspaper. More than 1,500 issues between 1889 and 1922 have been digitized and are fully searchable on-line at the Library of Congress, [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016810/ Chronicling America website].
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''The appeal'' . &nbsp;(Saint Paul, Minn.) 1889-19?? African-American newspaper. More than 1,500 issues between 1889 and 1922 have been digitized and are fully searchable on-line at the Library of Congress, [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016810/ Chronicling America website]. <br>
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====  Obituaries ====
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*'''1865-2006''' - {{RecordSearch|2469546|Minnesota Obituaries 1865-2006}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch]— index and images
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{MN Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1801 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9070 Minnesota Wills and Probate Records 1801-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{MN Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{MN Vital Intro}}
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=====Birth=====
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=====Marriage=====
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*'''1860 - 1949''' {{RecordSearch|1803974|Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Hennepin History Museum'''<br>'''Hennepin County Historical Society'''<br> 2303 3rd Ave S<br> Minneapolis MN 55404-3505<br>Telephone: 612-870-1329<br>[http://www.hennepinhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Brooklyn Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 29345<br> 5637 Brooklyn Boulevard<br>Brooklyn Center MN<br> Telephone: 952-536-0842<br>[http://www.thebrooklyns.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Champlin Historical Society'''<br> 11955 Champlin Drive<br> Champlin MN 55316<br><br>
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'''Eden Prairie Historical Society'''<br>Eden Prairie City Center<br> 8080 Mitchell Road<br> Eden Prairie MN 55344<br>Telephone: 952-934-0961<br><br>
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'''Golden Valley Historical Society'''<br> 7800 Golden Valley Rd<br> Golden Valley MN 55427-4508<br>Telephone: 763-588-8578<br>[http://www.goldenvalleyhistoricalsociety.org/Pages/default.aspx Website]<br><br>
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'''Hopkins Historical Society'''<br>Hopkins Activity Center<br> 33 14th Ave North<br> Hopkins MN 55343<br>Telephone: 952-548-6480<br>[http://hopkinsmnhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Plymouth Historical Society'''<br> 3400 Plymouth Blvd<br> Plymouth MN 55447-1448<br>[http://www.plymouthmnhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Richfield Historical Society'''<br> 6901 Lyndale Avenue S.<br> Richfield, MN 55423<br> Telephone: 612-798-6140<br>[http://www.richfieldhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''St. Louis Park Historical Society'''<br> 3700 Monterey Drive<br> St Louis Park MN 55416-4902<br> Telephone: 952-924-2538<br>[http://slphistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Wayzata Historical Society, at the Depot'''<br>402 Lake St E<br> Wayzata MN 55391-1651<br> Telephone: 952-473-3631<br>[http://www.wayzatahistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Westonka Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 84<br> 2339 Commerce Blvd.<br> Mound, MN 55364<br> Telephone: 952-472-4893<br>[http://www.westonkahistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Immigration History Research Center (IHRC)'''<br> University of Minnesota<br> Elmer L. Andersen Library Suite 311<br> 222 21st Ave S<br> Minneapolis MN 55455-0439<br> Telephone: 612-625-4800<br>[http://cla.umn.edu/ihrc Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Anoka Minnesota Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Anoka Minnesota Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Bloomington Minnesota Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Bloomington Minnesota Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Minneapolis Minnesota Family History Center]]
 
*[[Minneapolis Minnesota Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/hennepin/ Hennepin County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
 
*[http://genforum.com/mn/hennepin/ Hennepin County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)  
*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Hennepin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Hennepin|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnhennep/ Hennepin County US&nbsp;Gen Web Site]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnhennep/ Hennepin County US&nbsp;Gen Web Site]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/mn/hennepin/hennepin.html Hennepin County US&nbsp;Gen Web Archives Site]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/mn/hennepin/hennepin.html Hennepin County US&nbsp;Gen Web Archives Site]  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Minnesota/Hennepin/Default.aspx ancestry.com Hennepin County Resource Page]&nbsp; ($ need ancestry.com subscription)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Minnesota/Hennepin/Default.aspx ancestry.com Hennepin County Resource Page]&nbsp; ($ need ancestry.com subscription)  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/MN/Hennepin-County.htm Hennepin County Genealogy] (Minnesota Genealogy)<br>
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 19:59, 23 August 2017

United States
Minnesota
Hennepin County

Guide to Hennepin County, Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Hennepin County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Hennepin County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 6, 1852
County Seat Minneapolis
Courthouse
Address Hennepin County Courthouse
300 S 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0001
Phone: 612.348.8241
Hennepin County Website


County Information

Hennepin County, Minnesota Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1870 1853 1870 1850 1848 1855

County Courthouse



Clerk District Courth has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage, divorce and court records. [2]

History

Parent County

  • 1852--Hennepin County was created 6 March 1852 from Dakota County. County seat: Minneapolis [3]
  • For a brief history of how Hennepin County was named, click here. Then select Hennepin County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Bloomington | Brooklyn Center | Brooklyn Park | Champlin | Chanhassen | Corcoran | Crystal | Dayton | Deephaven | Eden Prairie | Edina | Excelsior | Golden Valley | Greenfield | Greenwood | Hanover | Hopkins | Independence | Long Lake | Loretto | Maple Grove | Maple Plain | Medicine Lake | Medina | Minneapolis | Minnetonka | Minnetonka Beach | Minnetrista | Mound | New Hope | Orono | Osseo | Plymouth | Richfield | Robbinsdale | Rockford  | Rogers | Shorewood | Spring Park | St. Anthony Village | St. Bonifacius | St. Louis Park | Tonka Bay | Wayzata | Woodland

Townships

Hassan Township

Unincorporated

Fort Snelling

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
MNGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
MNInterment
MNGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Minnesota Cemeteries for more information.

Census

State Census

Church

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Minnesota Church Records.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Minneapolis
Lutheran

Bethany Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

  • Records of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

  • Records of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Gethsemane Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

  • Records of Gethsemane Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

  • Records of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Liberty Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

  • Records of Liberty Evangelical Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[4]

Court

Emigration and Immigration

Directories

Land

The county register of deeds keeps land records once the land was transferred to private ownership. Abstracts and indexes for these records are generally available at the county courthouse.

Land records for Minnesota are listed in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

MINNESOTA, Hennepin – LAND AND PROPERTY


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Minnesota Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Hennepin 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 Hennepin County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company A.
- 1st Battalion, Minnesota Infantry Volunteers, Company B.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company E.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company D.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies G and I.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies B, C, and D.
- 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies A and K.
- 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company K.
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies B and C.
- Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies A, B, C and E.
- 1st Minnesota Company Sharpshooters, First Company only

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • Newspaper Links - Minnesota Historical Society
  • Chronicling America (Library of Congress) This freely accessible website, available from any Internet connection, hosts historic newspapers (1860-1922) from across the United States for noncommercial, educational and research purposes. Currently the following Minnesota titles are available on Chronicling America, with more to follow:

The appeal .  (Saint Paul, Minn.) 1889-19?? African-American newspaper. More than 1,500 issues between 1889 and 1922 have been digitized and are fully searchable on-line at the Library of Congress, Chronicling America website.

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. They may include the decedent’s date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, etc. See Minnesota Probate Records for additional information.


Online Probate Records

Taxation

Minnesota tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Minnesota Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Minnesota State Registrar of Vital Records, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred], order electronically online ($) or download an application for Minnesota Birth Certificate and Death Certificates Applications to mail.

See also Minnesota Vital Records or How to order Minnesota Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Birth
Marriage
Death


Societies and Libraries

Hennepin History Museum
Hennepin County Historical Society
2303 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55404-3505
Telephone: 612-870-1329
Website

Brooklyn Historical Society
PO Box 29345
5637 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Center MN
Telephone: 952-536-0842
Website

Champlin Historical Society
11955 Champlin Drive
Champlin MN 55316

Eden Prairie Historical Society
Eden Prairie City Center
8080 Mitchell Road
Eden Prairie MN 55344
Telephone: 952-934-0961

Golden Valley Historical Society
7800 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley MN 55427-4508
Telephone: 763-588-8578
Website

Hopkins Historical Society
Hopkins Activity Center
33 14th Ave North
Hopkins MN 55343
Telephone: 952-548-6480
Website

Plymouth Historical Society
3400 Plymouth Blvd
Plymouth MN 55447-1448
Website

Richfield Historical Society
6901 Lyndale Avenue S.
Richfield, MN 55423
Telephone: 612-798-6140
Website

St. Louis Park Historical Society
3700 Monterey Drive
St Louis Park MN 55416-4902
Telephone: 952-924-2538
Website

Wayzata Historical Society, at the Depot
402 Lake St E
Wayzata MN 55391-1651
Telephone: 952-473-3631
Website

Westonka Historical Society
PO Box 84
2339 Commerce Blvd.
Mound, MN 55364
Telephone: 952-472-4893
Website

Immigration History Research Center (IHRC)
University of Minnesota
Elmer L. Andersen Library Suite 311
222 21st Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55455-0439
Telephone: 612-625-4800
Website



Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 385-403. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hennepin County, Minnesota page 364, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.