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== Record Description  ==
 
  
This Collection will include records from 1935 to 2002.<br>
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The collection consists of an index to births from the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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The collection consists of an index to births from the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis for the years 1935 to 2002. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
  
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
{{Collection citation | text= "Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Minnesota, Birth Index." <i>Ancestry.com</i>. www.ancestry.com : 2004.}}
 
 
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
The index includes the following information:  
 
The index includes the following information:  
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*Reference ID - Certificate Number
 
*Reference ID - Certificate Number
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
 
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to birth make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
 
 
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
 
  
*The name of the child
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Before searching this collection,it is helpful to know:
*The birth place  
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*The name of your ancestor.
*The birth date
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*The approximate date of birth.
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*The place where the birth occurred.
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*The name of the child's parents.
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=== Search the Index ===
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Keep in mind:
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as the certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct birth record. You may need to compare the information of more than one record to make this determination.  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor in the birth index, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
  
[http://birthdatabase.net/minnesota/birth-records.htm Minnesota Birth Records]&nbsp;
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
*[[Minnesota|Minnesota]]
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found.  Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
*[[Minnesota History|Minnesota History]]
 
*[[Minnesota Vital Records|Minnesota Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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;Collection Citation:
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"Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. From "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002." Database. <i>Ancestry</i>. http://www.ancestry.com : 2004. Citing Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Minnesota, United States
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Location of Minnesota
Record Description
Record Type Birth Index
Collection years 1935-2002
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of an index to births from the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis for the years 1935 to 2002. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The index includes the following information:

  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Parent’s names
  • Reference ID - Certificate Number

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection,it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of birth.
  • The place where the birth occurred.
  • The name of the child's parents.

Search the Index

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

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

When you have located your ancestor in the birth index, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002." Database. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2004. Citing Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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