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Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Minnesota, 
United States
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Location of Minnesota
Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1835-1990
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an index for the years 1835 to 1990. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Death

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Age


  • Birth year
  • Race
  • Marital Status
  • Parents' names
  • Occupation
  • Parents' places of birth

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Any of the names in this collection could also be found in state or other civil records such as the state held Minnesota death records. Some of the records in this index may also be found in the following indexes: Minnesota Death Certificate Index 1904-2001. This database indexes the death cards from 1904 to 1907 and the death certificates from 1908 to 2001. Do not use the reference numbers listed in the “Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990” as certificate numbers. They may not correspond to any other index. They are reference numbers used in processing the names for this index and as such usually do not reflect an actual certificate number.

For additional information on indexes to vital records in Minnesota, see the wiki article Minnesota Vital Records.

If you do not find the person you are searching for or you cannot find a certificate number you should search other indexes to state and county vital records collections such as those listed above.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Minnesota Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of death
  • The place where the death occurred

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information found on the death record to locate the family in census records
  • Use the information found on the death record to locate an obituary
  • Use the information found to locate the family in additional state and county records

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
  • Consult the Minnesota Record Finder to find other records

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Minnesota.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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