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Minnesota Fast Facts and Resources

By Paula Stuart-Warren Premium

Fast Facts & Key Resources

? Statehood: 1858

? Territorial status: 1849

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? Statewide birth records begin: 1900

? Statewide death records begin: 1908

? Statewide marriage records begin: 1958; held at county level

? Public-land state

? Counties: 87

? Contact for vital records:

Minnesota Department of Health

Office of the State Registrar

Box 64882

St. Paul, MN 55164

(651) 201-5970

<www.health.state.mn.us>

Web Sites

? Atlas of Minnesota

<www-map.lib.umn.edu/bessie/start.html>

? Cyndi’s List: Minnesota

<www.cyndislist.com/mn.htm>

? Fort Snelling National Cemetery

<www.cem.va.gov/nchp/ftsnelling.htm>

? History of Minnesota

<www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/history/mnstatehistory>

? Minnesota Digital Library: Minnesota Reflections

<reflections.mndigital.org>

? Minnesota Genealogical Resource Links

<www.tc.umn.edu/~pmg/Minnesota.html>

? Minnesota GenWeb Project

<www.rootsweb.com/~mngenweb>

? Minnesota Historical Organizations Directory

<www.mnhs.org/preserve/mho>

? Origin of Minnesota County Names

<www.sos.state.mn.us/student/coorigan.html>

Resources

? A Guide to Family History Resources at the Minnesota Historical Society by the MHS reference staff (MHS Press)

? A History of Minnesota by William Watts Folwell, 4 volumes (MHS Press)

? Minnesota Genealogical Journal (semiannual, Park Genealogical Books)

? Minnesota Genealogical Reference Guide, 7th edition, by Paula Stuart-Warren (PSW Research)

? The Minnesota Genealogist (Minnesota Genealogical Society)

? They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of the State’s Ethnic Groups edited by June Drenning Holmquist (MHS Press)

? Women’s History in Minnesota: A Survey of Published Sources and Dissertations by Jo Blatti (MHS)

Organizations & Archives

? American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407, (612) 871-4907, <WWW.americanswedishinst.org>

? Iron Range Research Center

801 SW Highway 169, Suite 1, Chisholm, MN 55719, (218) 254-7959, <www.ironrangeresearchcenter.org>

? Minnesota Genealogical Society

5768 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55422, (763) 595-9347, <www.mngs.org>

? Minnesota Historical Society

345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102, (651) 296-6126, <www.mnhs.org>

? NARA Central Plains Region

2312 E. Bannister Road, Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 268-8000, <archives.gov/central-plains/kansas-city>

? NARA Great Lakes Region

7358 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629, (773) 581-7816, <archives.gov/great-lakes/chicago>

? Norwegian-American Historical Association

1510 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, MN 55057, (507) 646-3221, <www.naha.stolaf.edu>

? Park Genealogical Books

Box 130968, Roseville, MN 55113, (651) 488-4416, <www.parkbooks.com>

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? University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center

311 Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455, (612) 625-4800, <www.ihrc.umn.edu>

? University of st. Thomas Special Collections

LL09 O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105, (651) 962-5467, <www.stthomas.edu/libraries/special>
 
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From the April 2006 issue of Family Tree  Magazine.

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