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Minnesota Census Notes

Although by 1820, there were settlers in what we call Minnesota, the actual census records are scarce for people who were living in this area of the Northwest Territory during this early time period. Some of these early Minnesotans are found in the 1820 census of Michigan Territory.  In 1830 & 1840, some people living in this part of the Northwest Territory, were enumerated by Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa census takers. If you find yourself at a dead-end, it is recommended that you check 1830 & 1840 census records for MI, WI and IA. In particular, you should check St. Croix County, WI and Clayton County, IA as many Minnesota folk were enumerated in those areas.  The first official Minnesota census enumerated by the U.S. Government, is the 1849 Minnesota Territorial Census.

Federal Minnesota Census records begin with the 1850 Territorial Census.  An 1857 Territorial Census was enumerated just prior to statehood.  Federal censuses for Minnesota began with the 1850 Territorial census and were conducted every 10 years thereafter and are available to the public for census years: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. See 1849-1905 Minnesota Territorial & State Censuses at Ancestry & 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

The 1890 Minnesota Federal Census Records were destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire with the exception of Rockford Precinct of Wright County. The 1890 Veterans and Widows census schedules survived the fire and may be used as a census substitute. See 1890 Federal Census Fragments at Ancestry.

Soundex code (phonetic indexes) for Minnesota Federal census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880, 1900 and 1920.

Minnesota State Census Records survived for years 1853, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895 and 1905. The 1853 MN census contains limited information and is very incomplete BUT if you are lucky, your Minnesota ancestors were enumerated AND every member of the household listed.  Your odds are slim but definitely worth a look if you have ancestors in Minnesota in 1853. 1865-1905 Minnesota state census records are a gem as they have some extra information.  In 1865, Soldiers in service on June 1, 1865 are included. In 1875, enumerators asked for the birthplaces of father and mother and 1895-1905 MN state censuses asked how long they had lived in the state and district. See 1849-1905 Minnesota Territorial & State Censuses at Ancestry.

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1880 Minnesota State Gazetteer & Business Directory, Vol. 2

1835-1890 Minnesota Census

1849-1905 Minnesota Censuses

1850 US Census Search

1890 Census -Veterans Schedules

1900 Census Online 

Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, Vol. 14, Part 2 (1912)

Minnesota Genealogy Data at World Vital Records

Minnesota Statewide Databases

 

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Minnesota Vital Statistics

Where to write:

Minnesota Department of Health

Central Cashiering - Vital Records

P.O. Box 64499

St. Paul, MN 55164-0499

Phone: 888-345-0823

How to Order: Office of the State Registrar

Minnesota birth and death records are held by the local registrar's office in each county with the exception of the city of St. Paul where the records are located at the St. Paul Health Department. See Minnesota Local Registrars.

Minnesota marriage & divorce records are held by the Local Registrar in the county where the event occurred. See Minnesota Local Registrars.

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1908-2002 Minnesota Death Index at Ancestry

1935-2002 Minnesota Birth Index at Ancestry

1958-2001 Minnesota Marriages at Ancestry

Minnesota Birth Certificate Index 1900-1934

Minnesota Birth Index 1935-2002

Minnesota Birth Records by County, 1863-1983

Minnesota Births & Christenings 1840-1980

Minnesota Death & Burials 1835-1990

Minnesota Death Certificate & Card Index 1904-2001

Minnesota Death Index 1908-2002

Minnesota Death Records 1866-1916

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Minnesota Marriage Index 1958-2001

Minnesota Marriages by County, 1860-1949

Minnesota Will Records 1849-1985

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1918 History of Clay and Norman Counties

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1882 History of the Minnesota Valley

1887 Concise History of the State of Minnesota

1895 History of the Welsh in Minnesota


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(Territory 1849.  Statehood: 1858)


Statewide Minnesota Census Records Online

1835-1890 Minnesota Census Records at Ancestry

1849-1905 Minnesota Territorial & State Censuses at Ancestry

1849 Minnesota Territorial Census Records

1850 Federal Census Index

1850 Territorial Census Index linked to Census Images

1850 Federal Census Images - Statewide

1850 Federal Census Index and 1850 Census Images

1857 Minnesota Territorial Census

1860 Federal Census Index

1865 State Census Search & Images at Family Search

1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

1875 State Census Search & Images at Family Search

1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

1885 State Census Search & Images at Family Search

1895 State Census Search & Images at Family Search

1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

1905 State Census Search & Images at Family Search

1910 Federal Census Index

1920 Federal Census Index

1930 Federal Census Index at Family Search

1930 Federal Census - Crews and Vessels Schedules for Minnesota

1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

Minnesota State Databases of Census Records & Genealogy Records

 

Other MN Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

1821-1989 City Directories Search at Ancestry

 


MN Census Records Online by County

Ramsey County (formed 1849 - Original County)

1850 Federal Census Index - Surnames A-K

1850 Federal Census Index - Surnames L-Z

1850 Federal Census Transcription - Pages 33A-41B

1850 Federal Census Transcription - Pages 42A-50B

1850 Federal Census Transcription - Pages 51A-61A

1850 Federal Census Images

1860, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1895, 1920, & 1930 Federal Census Search for White Bear Twp.

1885 State Census Records of St. Josephs Orphan Asylum

1885 State Census Records of the Women's Christian Home

1930 Federal Census Records for St. Paul, MN.  ED #62-31
Census Pages:  [1A-6B]   [7A-14A]   [15A-20A]   [21A-23A]

Other Records

1883 Pensioners List

1898 St. Paul Central High School Students

1938 South St. Paul High School Students


Red Lake County (formed 1896 from Polk)

Other Records

1909 & 1911 Plat Maps for Red Lake County


Redwood County (formed 1862 from Brown)

Other Records

1883 Pensioners List


Renville County (formed 1855 from unorganized territory)

Other Records

1883 Pensioners List

1888 Plat Map Transcription


Rice County (formed 1853 - Original County)

Other Records

1870-1881 Birth Records Index

1883 Pensioners List


Rock County (formed 1857 from Brown & Nobles)

Other Records

1883 Pensioners List


Roseau County (formed 1894 from Kittson)

1910 Federal Census Index - Surnames A-K (partial)

1910 Federal Census Index - Surnames L-Z (partial)

1910 Federal Census Records (partial) - Use above indexes.

1910 Federal Census Transcription of ED 246, 247 & 248

Other Records

1886-1926 Early Settlers List


Scott County (formed 1853 from Dakota)

Other Records

1883 Pensioners List


Sherburne County (formed 1856 from Benton)

1860 Federal Census of Records Clear Lake

1865 State Census Records of Clear Lake

1870 Federal Census Records Clear Lake

1875 State Census Records of Clear Lake

1880 Federal Census Records of Clear Lake

Other Records

1855-1910 Burial Records

1856-1925 Marriage Records

1870-1899 Birth Records Index

1870-1923 Death Records Index

1883 Pensioners List

1903 & 1914 Plat Maps

1914 Farmers Directory


Sibley County (formed 1853 from unorganized territory)

1865 State Census Index of Veterans

1880 Federal Census Index.

Surnames starting with: 

[A]   [B]   [C-D]   [E-F]   [G]   [H-J]
[K-L]   [M]   [N-Q]   [R]   [S]   [T-Z]
1880 Federal Census Records Transcription - Use above 1880 census index.

1885 State Census Records of Village of Arlington

1895 State Census Records of Village of Arlington

1910 Federal Census Index of Veterans

Other Records

1874 State Atlas Patrons in Sibley County

1883 Pensioners List


Stearns County (formed 1855 from Indian Lands)

1860 Federal Census Index

Surnames starting with: 

[A-E]   [F-K]   [L-R]   [S-Z]
1860 Federal Census Transcription.  Pages:
[843-860]   [861-877]   [878-895]   [896-912]   [913-930]   [931-947]   [908-961
1870 Federal Census Index.

Surnames starting with: 

[A-B]   [C-D]   [E-G]   [H-J]   [K-L]   [M]   [N-R]    [S]    [T-Z]
1870 Federal Census Transcription - Use above 1870 census index.

1870 Federal Census Records   [Townships Index]

1880 Federal Census Index for Grove Twp.

1880 Federal Census Records for Grove Twp.

1880 Federal Census Records - Pages 491B-494A

1880 Federal Census Records - Pages 494B-497A

1880 Federal Census Records - Pages 497B-498B

1890 Federal Census Veterans and Widows Schedules - Files arranged by ED#

1890 Federal Census Veterans and Widows Schedules at USGenWeb Census Project

1900 Federal Census Index of Millwood Twp, ED 162

1900 Federal Census Records of Millwood Twp, ED 162

1900 Federal Census Transcription of ED 162

Other Records

1883 Pensioners List

1900-1914 Deaths in St. Cloud

1915 Members List of Old Settlers Association

1928-2004 Obituary Index for The St. Cloud Times Newspaper


Steele County (formed 1855 from Dodge & unorganized territory)

1857, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1885, 1895 and 1900 Census Records for Havana and Aurora Twp.

1860 Federal Census Images

1860 Federal Images - Tif Files

1880 Federal Census Index - Files arranged by alphabet.

1900 Federal Census Index - Files arranged by alphabet.

1910 Federal Census Index - Files arranged by alphabet.

1920 Federal Census Index - Files arranged by alphabet.

1930 Federal Census Index - Files arranged by alphabet.

Other Records

1883 Pensioners List


Stevens County (formed 1862 from Indian Lands)

Other Records

1876-2006 Stevens County Genealogical Society Record Images

1883 Pensioners List


St. Louis County (formed 1856 from Doty.  Presently Lake County)

1865 State Census Transcription

1920 Federal Census Records of Gilbert

Other Records

1859-1900 Birth Records Index

1883 Pensioners List

1892-1908 Naturalization Records Index

1949 Telephone Directory of Duluth

Church Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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