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How to Find Minnesota Death Records

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STEP ONE: Find Death Information
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Minnesota gained statehood in 18171858. Statewide registration of deaths began in 1908. General compliance followed shortly after in 1910.
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== '''Deaths between 1870 and 1908'''<br> ==
 
 
 
Some counties in Minnesota began to keep death records in 1870. Statewide registration started in 1908. General compliance throughout the state began in 1910.
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| width="25%" | {{RecordSearch|3398461|1887-2001 - At FamilySearch.org}}
| width="65%" | '''Free;''' index to death records from the state of Minnesota. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers
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| '''Free;''' index of death records in St. Paul (Ramsey County) and Minneapolis (Hennepin County), Minnesota. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers.
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| {{RecordSearch|3398461|1887-2001 - At FamilySearch.org}}
| '''Free;''' index and images of death records from the Minnesota Historical Society.
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If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases above, try searching for death information in [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|other records]].
==== '''STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate''' ====
There are two options:
*If the indexed information contained a GS microfilm number you can [[Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche|order]] view the microfilm from at the Family History Libraryor some [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers].
*You may also order the certificate, for a fee, from one of the two locations:
**[http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/osr/death.html Minnesota Department of Health ]
**[https://www.vitalchek.com/death-certificates/minnesota VitalChek]
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| [http://peoplewww.mnhs.org/dcisearch/ people 1908-2001 - At Minnesota Historical Society]
| '''Free;''' index of deaths from the Minnesota Department of Health in Minneapolis
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| width="25%" | {{RecordSearch|1937234|1908-2002 - At FamilySearch.org}}
| width="65%" | '''Free;''' index to death records from the state of Minnesota. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at some Family History Centers. Also available on [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7316&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External Ancestry] ($), [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7316&cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0000584978&o_lid=0000584978&o_sch=Affiliate+External free at family history centers.]
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| width="25%" | {{RecordSearch|1680831|1835-1990 - At FamilySearch.org}}
| width="65%" | '''Free;''' index to death and burial records from the state of Minnesota. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at some Family History Centers|-| ''Try 4nd:'' | | |-| | width="25%" | {{RecordSearch|3398461|1887-2001 - At FamilySearch.org}}| width="65%" | '''Free;''' index to death records from the state of Minnesota. Microfilm copies of original records are available at the Family History Library and at Family History Centers|-| ''Try 5th:'' | | |-| align="left" colspan="2" |*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} *[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] ($) *[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007], Incomplete,] ($). ||
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==== '''STEP TWO: Obtain the Certificate''' ====
To get an image of the certificate, you can order a copy of the death certificate from one of the following locations:
*FamilySearch.org - If the indexed information contained a GS microfilm number you can [[Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche|order]] view the microfilm from at the Family History Libraryor some [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers].
*Minnesota Historical Society - click on the "'''Add To Order'''" button to the left of each desired listing. Clicking on that link will start the process of ordering the certificate.
*You may also order the certificate, for a fee, from one of the two locations:
:*[[How to Find United States Birth Records|How to Find United States Birth Records]]
:*[[How to Find United States Death Records|Learn more about U.S. Death Records]]
:*[[United States Record Selection TableFinder|United States Record Selection Table Finder ]]
:*[[U.S. Vital Records Overview|U.S. Vital Records Overview]]
:*[[United States Vital Records|United States Vital Records]]
:*[[United States Marriage Records|United States Marriage Records]]
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