Minnesota Birth Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002 .
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
The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records:
- "Minnesota, Birth Index." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com. : 2012.
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.
The index includes the following information:
- Child’s name
- Birth date
- Birth place
- Parent’s names
- Reference ID - Certificate Number
How to Use the Record
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
- The birth place
- The birth date
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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Contributions to This Article
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.
Citation Example for a Record in This Collection
"Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002" database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 27 March 2012), entry for Rebecca Michelle Taylor, born 13 February 1998; citing Birth Records, microfilm 1998-MN-005,809; Ancestry.com, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, Index provided by Ancestry.com. Salt Lake City, Utah.