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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 was formerly claimed by 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's county and township governments were patterned after New England and New York.<ref>De Boer, 25.</ref>
=== Counties  ===
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*[[Aitkin County, Minnesota|Aitkin]]
*[[Anoka County, Minnesota|Anoka]]
*[[Becker County, Minnesota|Becker]]
*[[Beltrami County, Minnesota|Beltrami]]
*[[Benton County, Minnesota|Benton]]
*[[Big Stone County, Minnesota|Big Stone]]
*[[Blue Earth County, Minnesota|Blue Earth]]
*[[Brown County, Minnesota|Brown]]
*[[Carlton County, Minnesota|Carlton]]
*[[Carver County, Minnesota|Carver]]
*[[Cass County, Minnesota|Cass]]
*[[Chippewa County, Minnesota|Chippewa]]
*[[Chisago County, Minnesota|Chisago]]
*[[Clay County, Minnesota|Clay]]
*[[Clearwater County, Minnesota|Clearwater]]
*[[Cook County, Minnesota|Cook]]
*[[Cottonwood County, Minnesota|Cottonwood]]
*[[Crow Wing County, Minnesota|Crow Wing]]
*[[Dakota County, Minnesota|Dakota]]
*[[Dodge County, Minnesota|Dodge]]
*[[Douglas County, Minnesota|Douglas]]
*[[Faribault County, Minnesota|Faribault]]
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*[[Fillmore County, Minnesota|Fillmore]]
*[[Freeborn County, Minnesota|Freeborn]]
*[[Goodhue County, Minnesota|Goodhue]]
*[[Grant County, Minnesota|Grant]]
*[[Hennepin County, Minnesota|Hennepin]]
*[[Houston County, Minnesota|Houston]]
*[[Hubbard County, Minnesota|Hubbard]]
*[[Isanti County, Minnesota|Isanti]]
*[[Itasca County, Minnesota|Itasca]]
*[[Jackson County, Minnesota|Jackson]]
*[[Kanabec County, Minnesota|Kanabec]]
*[[Kandiyohi County, Minnesota|Kandiyohi]]
*[[Kittson County, Minnesota|Kittson]]
*[[Koochiching County, Minnesota|Koochiching]]
*[[Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota|Lac Qui Parle]]
*[[Lake County, Minnesota|Lake]]
*[[Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota|Lake of the Woods]]
*[[Le Sueur County, Minnesota|Le Sueur]]
*[[Lincoln County, Minnesota|Lincoln]]
*[[Lyon County, Minnesota|Lyon]]
*[[Mahnomen County, Minnesota|Mahnomen]]
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*[[Marshall County, Minnesota|Marshall]]
*[[Martin County, Minnesota|Martin]]
*[[McLeod County, Minnesota|McLeod]]
*[[Meeker County, Minnesota|Meeker]]
*[[Mille Lacs County, Minnesota|Mille Lacs]]
*[[Morrison County, Minnesota|Morrison]]
*[[Mower County, Minnesota|Mower]]
*[[Murray County, Minnesota|Murray]]
*[[Nicollet County, Minnesota|Nicollet]]
*[[Nobles County, Minnesota|Nobles]]
*[[Norman County, Minnesota|Norman]]
*[[Olmsted County, Minnesota|Olmsted]]
*[[Otter Tail County, Minnesota|Otter Tail]]
*[[Pennington County, Minnesota|Pennington]]
*[[Pine County, Minnesota|Pine]]
*[[Pipestone County, Minnesota|Pipestone]]
*[[Polk County, Minnesota|Polk]]
*[[Pope County, Minnesota|Pope]]
*[[Ramsey County, Minnesota|Ramsey]]
*[[Red Lake County, Minnesota|Red Lake]]
*[[Redwood County, Minnesota|Redwood]]
*[[Renville County, Minnesota|Renville]]
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*[[Rice County, Minnesota|Rice]]
*[[Rock County, Minnesota|Rock]]
*[[Roseau County, Minnesota|Roseau]]
*[[Scott County, Minnesota|Scott]]
*[[Sherburne County, Minnesota|Sherburne]]
*[[Sibley County, Minnesota|Sibley]]
*[[St. Louis County, Minnesota|St. Louis]]
*[[Stearns County, Minnesota|Stearns]]
*[[Steele County, Minnesota|Steele]]
*[[Stevens County, Minnesota|Stevens]]
*[[Swift County, Minnesota|Swift]]
*[[Todd County, Minnesota|Todd]]
*[[Traverse County, Minnesota|Traverse]]
*[[Wabasha County, Minnesota|Wabasha]]
*[[Wadena County, Minnesota|Wadena]]
*[[Waseca County, Minnesota|Waseca]]
*[[Washington County, Minnesota|Washington]]
*[[Watonwan County, Minnesota|Watonwan]]
*[[Wilkin County, Minnesota|Wilkin]]
*[[Winona County, Minnesota|Winona]]
*[[Wright County, Minnesota|Wright]]
*[[Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota|Yellow Medicine]]
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Andy Johnson County, Minnesota|Andy Johnson]] | [[Big Sioux County, Minnesota|Big Sioux]] | [[Breckenridge County, Minnesota|Breckenridge]] | [[Buchanan County, Minnesota|Buchanan]] | [[Davis County, Minnesota|Davis]] | [[Doty County, Minnesota|Doty]] | [[Mankahto County, Minnesota|Mankahto]] | [[Manomin County, Minnesota|Manomin]] | [[Midway County, Minnesota|Midway]] | [[Monongalia County, Minnesota|Monongalia]] | [[Newton County, Minnesota|Newton]] | [[Pembina County, Minnesota|Pembina]] | [[Pierce County, Minnesota|Pierce]] | [[St. Croix County, Minnesota|St. Croix]] | [[Superior County, Minnesota|Superior]] | [[Toombs County, Minnesota|Toombs]] | [[Wahnata County, Minnesota|Wahnata]]
=== Major Repositories  ===
[[Minnesota Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Minnestoa Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[Iron Range Research Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]{{·}} [[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center|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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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Minnesota/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mngenweb/ The Minnesota GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of&nbsp; the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
*&nbsp;[http://myminnesotagenealogy.com/index.htm Family History 101 - My Minnesota Genealogy] contains Minnesota state history, links to counties, county histories, where to find records in each county and online links.
*[http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/records/index.htm Minnesota State Archives]
*[http://www.mncounty.com/Modules/Certificates/Marriage/Default.aspx Minnesota Official Marriage System] is an index to marriage certificates on file within Minnesota.
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Minnesota.pdf BYU Minnesota Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
=== Did you know?  ===
[[Image:Duluth Lake Superior.JPG|thumb|center|135px]]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.
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