Minnesota Marriage Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Minnesota marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Minnesota marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Minnesota marriage certificates is available below.

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Minnesota marriage records

Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Minnesota marriage records, Minnesota marriage licenses, Minnesota marriage indexes, Minnesota marriage announcements, and other related Minnesota genealogy records.

Marriage records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of marriages, and in addition to marriage certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing marriage records of Minnesota. We also suggest searching for "Minnesota marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Minnesota Marriage Certificates

Minnesota vital records registration began in earnest in 1870, and was the responsibility of each county for the next thirty-seven years. However, some counties have records for earlier events, particularly marriages. In 1907, the state of Minnesota took over the responsibility of keeping birth and death records. For births records prior to 1900, death records prior to 1908, and marriage records in general, write to the clerk of the county in question.

For birth records after 1900, and death records after 1908, write:

Minnesota Department of Health
Section of Vital Statistics Registration
717 Delaware Street, S.E.
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440-9441

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