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Minnesota Resources:

MN State Vital Statistics office

Minnesota Department of Health
Section of Vital Statistics
717 Delaware Street, SE
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55440


(612) 676-5120

Minnesota Maps Online Free-to-view map images from the Minnesota Historical Society which includes

  • Original public land survey plats 1848 to 1907
  • General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management maps, up to 2001

Marriage records are kept on a county level and must be obtained from the county in which the application for license was submitted.  This may not be the county in which the wedding took place.

Prior to March 1, 1979, Minnesota Law required all marriage applications to be made in the County of the Bride's residence.  After March 1, 1979, the marriage license application can be made in any Minnesota County.

Find Something Weird in Minnesota Marriage Records?

One of the great things about families is stories about ‘the old day,.  ' including tales about your grandparents who had to “walk uphill to school both ways,” and how they dealt with far worse weather than the current generation has ever had to deal with.  Information of this type is fun to listen to and adds charm to family history and gatherings, but what about those curious stories that make you wonder just what is true and what isn't.  What can be done to verify those claims that just sound too strange to be true?  How could you tell if the information is true or not?

Researching the Past

The easiest way to decipher the truth of family stories is to research the past events in question.  Ancestors always leave traces behind, including records that can reveal exactly what happened.  For instance, say you've been told that a family member simply disappeared one day; they were married and one day just disappeared.  How do you know what the truth is, and how do you know where they went? Records might help.

To discover what may have happened to a woman who purportedly disappeared suddenly from her family, you can start by looking for her marriage record and working backward.  If she was from Minnesota, for instance, you'll want to look at Minnesota marriage records first.  You'll have a starting point that gives you lots of information like the names of her parents and where they were from.  Once you know that information, you can look back to find her birth certificate and more information about the woman who disappeared.

In this case you would want to look up as much information about the missing person as possible.  You may find that the woman simply decided to move to another state, or you may find out that she did something strange like left one husband and remarried.  This has actually happened before and is something that can be very shocking for unsuspecting family members.  When you're looking for Minnesota marriage records for a specific person, don't be afraid to look for marriage records to other people, as people have remarried without being legally divorced before.

What to Do

What should you do if you find something strange in your search through Minnesota marriage records? The first thing is to contact your family members; ask them if they know anything about the situation.  Show them the proof that you have and ask them to search their memory for any more information.  You may find that they know more than they have ever revealed before or that your information stirs some things to remembrance.  If they don't have any other information, you may need to seek the services of a professional.  A professional researcher may be able to help you figure out why there is an inconsistency or something strange on the Minnesota marriage records you've found.  .


Aitkin County

Anoka County

Becker County

Becker County
Registrar of Vital Statistics
Lake Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Information: (218) 846-7304

Beltrami County

Benton County

Benton County Vital Records Office
Attn: County Recorder's Office
531 Dewey, Foley, MN 56329
(320) 968-5037

Other Records

Big Stone County

Blue Earth County

Blue Earth County marriage records from 1865 to 1997 are open to the public and available for copies. Records after 1997 to the present contain confidential information and have some restrictions.

Requests for copies of certificates can be made to:

Blue Earth County Vitals
PO Box 3524
Mankato, MN 56002

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