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Obituaries provide information such as the age of the deceased; birth date and place, including foreign town and country of birth; parents; names and residences of living children; relatives and other family members; maiden name; and occupation. Deceased family members are also frequently mentioned. The obituary may indicate previous places of residence, immigration information, religious affiliation, and any social organizations or activities in which the deceased was involved.
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota_Obituaries|Minnesota Obituaries]]''
  
The "Obituaries" and "Newspapers" sections of the United States Research Outline (30972) list sources for finding obituaries and the newspapers that publish them.
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Obituaries provide information such as the age of the deceased; birth date and place, including foreign town and country of birth; parents; names and residences of living children; relatives and other family members; maiden name; and occupation. Deceased family members are also frequently mentioned. The obituary may indicate previous places of residence, immigration information, religious affiliation, and any social organizations or activities in which the deceased was involved.  
  
Various collections of obituaries for Minnesota have been compiled. For example:
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Generally, the first step to obtaining an obituary is to find the death date of the person so that the obituary can be more easily found in a newspaper. Death dates may be obtained from a variety of records: [[Minnesota Vital Records|Vital Records]]
  
Southwest State University (Minnesota). ''Southwest Minnesota Historical Center. Obituary File Index, ca. 1873–1953''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (FHL films 1728586–922.) There is no list of the newspapers that were used to compile this index. Index gives name of deceased, death date and place, and other information.
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== Obituary Resources on Line  ==
  
Southwest State University (Minnesota). Southwest Minnesota Historical Center. ''Obituary Files, ca. 1985-1990''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (FHL films 1728922–28.) The cards are in alphabetical order and have the original obituaries pasted on them. Obituaries come from miscellaneous newspapers of southwestern Minnesota.
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*The [http://www.archive.org/details/centralillinoiso00cus Internet Archive] may occasionally have published books which include a collection of obituaries. To search this archive, type ''Minnesota Obituaries'' in the search box.<br>
  
To find obituaries and obituary indexes, check the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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=== Additional Obituary Resources  ===
  
MINNESOTA – OBITUARIES
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[[United States Obituaries]] and [[United States Newspapers]] list sources for finding obituaries and the newspapers that publish them.
  
MINNESOTA, [COUNTY] – OBITUARIES
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Various collections of obituaries for [[Minnesota]] have been compiled. For example:
  
MINNESOTA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] – OBITUARIES
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*Southwest State University (Minnesota). ''Southwest Minnesota Historical Center. Obituary File Index, ca. 1873–1953''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (Family History Library {{FHL|408979|title-id|disp=films 1728586–922}}.) There is no list of the newspapers that were used to compile this index. Index gives name of deceased, death date and place, and other information.
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*Southwest State University (Minnesota). Southwest Minnesota Historical Center. ''Obituary Files, ca. 1985-1990''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (Family History Library {{FHL|408979|title-id|disp=films 1728922–28}}.) The cards are in alphabetical order and have the original obituaries pasted on them. Obituaries come from miscellaneous newspapers of southwestern Minnesota.
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*For a statewide obituary database search see the [http://www.dalbydata.com/user.php?action=searchobits Dalby Database].
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To find obituaries and obituary indexes, check the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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MINNESOTA, [COUNTY] – OBITUARIES
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MINNESOTA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] – OBITUARIES  
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= '''Web Sites:'''  =
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/mn/ Genealogy Buff]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Obituary Library - Minnesota Genealogy Data
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/mn/obitsmn.htm US Gen Web Archives Obituary Project]
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[[Category:Minnesota|Obituaries]]

Revision as of 15:15, 23 April 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Obituaries

Obituaries provide information such as the age of the deceased; birth date and place, including foreign town and country of birth; parents; names and residences of living children; relatives and other family members; maiden name; and occupation. Deceased family members are also frequently mentioned. The obituary may indicate previous places of residence, immigration information, religious affiliation, and any social organizations or activities in which the deceased was involved.

Generally, the first step to obtaining an obituary is to find the death date of the person so that the obituary can be more easily found in a newspaper. Death dates may be obtained from a variety of records: Vital Records

Obituary Resources on Line

  • The Internet Archive may occasionally have published books which include a collection of obituaries. To search this archive, type Minnesota Obituaries in the search box.

Additional Obituary Resources

United States Obituaries and United States Newspapers list sources for finding obituaries and the newspapers that publish them.

Various collections of obituaries for Minnesota have been compiled. For example:

  • Southwest State University (Minnesota). Southwest Minnesota Historical Center. Obituary File Index, ca. 1873–1953. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (Family History Library films 1728586–922.) There is no list of the newspapers that were used to compile this index. Index gives name of deceased, death date and place, and other information.
  • Southwest State University (Minnesota). Southwest Minnesota Historical Center. Obituary Files, ca. 1985-1990. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (Family History Library films 1728922–28.) The cards are in alphabetical order and have the original obituaries pasted on them. Obituaries come from miscellaneous newspapers of southwestern Minnesota.
  • For a statewide obituary database search see the Dalby Database.

To find obituaries and obituary indexes, check the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

MINNESOTA – OBITUARIES

MINNESOTA, [COUNTY] – OBITUARIES

MINNESOTA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] – OBITUARIES


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