Minnesota Birth & Death Vital Records

Minnesota birth death recordsState Bird: Common Loon
State Flower: Pink and white lady's-slipper
State Name Language of Origin: Dakota
State Name Meaning: Cloudy water
Admission to Union: May 11, 1858
Source: Wikipedia

Legislation in 1870 ordered county-level recording of vital records; the Minnesota Vital Records law enacted in 1907 mandated recording of births and deaths at the state level. Minnesota birth records have been maintained at the Office of the State Registrar, Minnesota Department of Health, since January 1900, with Minnesota death records since January 1908. Certified copies are available in person, by mail, or by fax, with proof of tangible interest, from the State Registrar or from the local issuance office, or online through VitalChek; non-certified copies are available to anyone. The Minnesota Historical Society has online birth and death certificate indexes: the birth index is for certificates in 1900-1934, with some very spotty records prior to 1900; the death certificate index is for 1908-2001, plus a death cards index for 1904-1907; informational certificate copies can be ordered from this index, which includes some coroner's inquest death registers.

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Minnesota Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Minnesota Department of Health
Vital Records
PO Box 64882
St Paul, MN 55164
Phone: 651-201-5970
Fax: 651-201-5740
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: For information pertaining to adoption records, call 651-201-5970 If other questions, email osr1@health.state.mn.us.
Record Access Requirements: Only those with a "tangible interest" may request a certified record, but a notarized signature of the requester is needed. The MDH no longer handles in-person requests. Visitors may make in-person requests at local registrar offices.
Search Note: Anyone may order a non-certified record and notarized signature is not required unless it is a birth to unmarried parents.

Records Available: Death Records
Minnesota Department of Health
Vital Records
PO Box 64882
St Paul, MN 55164
Phone: 651-201-5970
Fax: 651-201-5740
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: If questions, email osr1@health.state.mn.us.
Record Access Requirements: Only those with a "tangible interest" may request a certified record. Those without such interest may receive non-certified. In person requests must be made at local registrar offices.
Note: If date or place not known, include last year known to be alive.

Records Available: State Archives
MN Historical Society
Division of Library, Publications & Collections
345 Kellogg Blvd West
St Paul, MN 55102-1906
Phone: 651-259-3300
Fax: 651-296-9961
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-5PM W-F; N-8PM T; 9AM-4PM SAT; Closed SU-M

Minnesota County Birth & Death Vital Records

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

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