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{{MN-sidebar}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Minnesota]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Minnesota page,<br>the Land of 10,000 Lakes{{/p}}[[Image:{{MNcapit}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
 
{{MN-sidebar}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Minnesota]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Minnesota page,<br>the Land of 10,000 Lakes{{/p}}[[Image:{{MNcapit}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''  
*[[Michigan Archives and Libraries|Detroit Public Library]] has a worldwide scope genealogy collection.<ref name="null">Shirley M. De Boer, ''Research in Michigan'' (Arlington, Va.: National Genealogical Society, 2008) ({{FHL|1473373|item}} 977.4 D27d), 13. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/231753363 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
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*MN was part formerly of France, Spain, United Kingdom, Quebec, unorganized U.S., Northwest, Indiana, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin.<ref>Alice Eichholz, ed. ''Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. 3rd ed'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 350. ({{FHL|1185723|item}} Book 973 D27rb 2004.) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
 
*''Michigan Censuses 1710-1830'' indexes 16 [[Michigan Census#State.2C_territorial.2C_and_colonial_censuses|pre-statehood censuses]].<ref>De Boer, 22.</ref>  
 
*''Michigan Censuses 1710-1830'' indexes 16 [[Michigan Census#State.2C_territorial.2C_and_colonial_censuses|pre-statehood censuses]].<ref>De Boer, 22.</ref>  
 
*Michigan's county and township governments were patterned after New England and New York.<ref>De Boer, 25.</ref>
 
*Michigan's county and township governments were patterned after New England and New York.<ref>De Boer, 25.</ref>
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Revision as of 21:28, 13 December 2010

Minnesota Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Minnesota Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources
United States  Gotoarrow.png  Minnesota

Welcome to the Minnesota page,
the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Minnesota state capitol.
Most unique genealogical features:
  • MN was part formerly of France, Spain, United Kingdom, Quebec, unorganized U.S., Northwest, Indiana, Louisiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin.[1]
  • Michigan Censuses 1710-1830 indexes 16 pre-statehood censuses.[2]
  • Michigan's county and township governments were patterned after New England and New York.[3]

Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Andy Johnson | Big Sioux | Breckenridge | Buchanan | Davis | Doty | Mankahto | Manomin | Midway | Monongalia | Newton | Pembina | Pierce | St. Croix | Superior | Toombs | Wahnata

Major Repositories

Minnesota Historical Society · Minnestoa Genealogical Society · Iron Range Research Center · National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago) · Mid-Continent Public Library · Newberry Library

Migration Routes

Lake Superior · Mississippi River · St. Croix River · Minnesota River · Dubuque-Fort Snelling Road · Fort Snelling-Superior Road · St. Paul-Pembina Road · Northern Pacific Railway · Great Northern Railway (U.S.)

Research Tools

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Did you know?

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The largest ethnic groups in Minnesota are Germans, Swedes, and Norwegians. By 1880 the foreign-born population in Minnesota included nearly 108,000 Scandinavians, many of whom were Norwegians; 66,000 Germans; and about 39,000 British, most of whom were Irish. Nearly 30,000 Minnesotans had come from Canada, most of whom were British and French Canadians. There were nearly 8,000 Bohemians (mostly Czechs) and 1,000 or 2,000 each from Switzerland, Poland, Russia, and France.

Things you can do

In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

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  1. Alice Eichholz, ed. Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources. 3rd ed (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 350. (FHL Collection Book 973 D27rb 2004.) WorldCat entry.
  2. De Boer, 22.
  3. De Boer, 25.