Minnesota Genealogy – Free Minnesota Genealogy

Minnesota Genealogy. This state page of our website provides direct links to free Minnesota genealogy databases and historical titles and information found on Minnesota Genealogy, whether they exist on our site, or across the web.

Minnesota Cemeteries

Minnesota Census Records

  • Minnesota Census Records
  • 1865 Minnesota State Census Indexes and images of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of June 1, 1865.
  • 1875 Minnesota State Census Names index of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of May 1, 1875. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at family history centers.
  • 1885 Minnesota State Census Indexes and images of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of 1885.
  • 1895 Minnesota State Census Name indexes of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of 1895. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at family history centers.
  • 1905 Minnesota State Census Indexes and images of the population schedule listing inhabitants of the State of Minnesota as of June 1, 1905

Minnesota Counties

Minnesota Genealogy Websites

United States Genealogy

United States GenWeb Project

Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown,Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac Qui Parle, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, St. Louis, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine

American History and Genealogy Project

Cottonwood, Freeborn, Goodhue, LyonMeeker, Pine, Redwood, Rock, Wantonwan

Minnesota History

Minnesota Immigration

Minnesota Land Records

  • U.S., Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820-1908
    3,907 land management tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located. The type of transaction is also recorded such as cash entry, credit entry, homesteads, patents (deeds) granted by the Federal Government, and other conveyances of title such as Indian allotments, internal improvement grants (to states), military bounty land warrants, private land claims, railroad grants, school grants, and swamp grants. Additional items of information included in the tract books are as follows: number of acres, date of sale, purchase price, land office, entry number, final Certificate of Purchase number, and notes on relinquishments and conversions.
  • Arizona Land Patents online. Index.

Military Records

Minnesota Native American Records

Minnesota Vital Records

Minnesota Wills

  • Minnesota Will Records 1849-1918 This collection is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society State Archives, the National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrations, and FamilySearch. Name indexes of the Probate Court will books for the counties of the state and territory of Minnesota. Some testators who resided outside of Minnesota recorded their wills in these Probate Courts. Four Minnesota counties are not in this collection: Hennepin, Marshall, St. Louis, and Wadena. Currently, data is only available for the following counties: Brown, Dakota, Freeborn, and Ramsey.

United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955

3,907 land management tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located. The type of transaction is also recorded such as cash entry, credit entry, homesteads, patents (deeds) granted by the Federal Government, and other conveyances of title such as Indian allotments, internal improvement grants (to states), military bounty land warrants, private land claims, railroad grants, school grants, and swamp grants. Additional items of information included in the tract books are as follows: number of acres, date of sale, purchase price, land office, entry number, final Certificate of Purchase number, and notes on relinquishments and conversions.

St. Paul Minnesota Directories 1856-1922 and 1981

This dataset comprises a total of 64 directories which cover the years of 1856-1922 (incomplete) and 1981. They were placed online by the St. Paul Public Library and are completely free for viewing and printing.

Small Town Newspapers

Small Town Papers gives you free access to the people, places and events recorded in real time over the decades or even centuries! Browse and search the scanned newspaper archive from 1846 up to the current edition! Their archives contain millions of names of ancestors not found anywhere else. Enhance your Ancestry research with their high resolution scanned newspaper archive. Find distant relatives and discover your ethnic heritage by reading the articles about family and friends written back in the day.

The Stillwater Messenger, 1861-1874

The 135 issues of the Stillwater Messenger placed online by the Minnesota Historical Society comprise of 1 issue per week (multiple issues are present in each film) of a period from 1 Jan 1861 – 4 Dec 1874. There is a gap in the issues here presented, and that is from 11 Mar 1868 – 09 Dec 1870. This is the period of time in which the Stillwater Messenger was published as the Stillwater Republican.

Hutchinson Family of Norwich Vermont

Hutchinson is an old and numerous family in Norwich, as well as in other parts of the country. They were among the early settlers of Massachusetts and were in Lynn and Salem in that colony as early as 1628, or 1629. A descendant of these early colonists, named Abijah,...

Early Cheyenne Villages

Information as to the region occupied by the Cheyenne in early days is limited and for the most part traditional. Some ethnologists declare that Indian tradition has no historical value, but other students of Indians decline to assent to this dictum. If it is to be...

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