Genealogy and historical research
Use these resources to research family or local history.
Death indexes and obituaries
Minnesota Death Certificates Index
Search for and purchase copies of Minnesota death certificates online. Plus, helpful information about genealogy research.
Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune – Obituaries
Find local obituaries from the past 60 days.
Social Security Death Index
The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.
Family history research
Minnesota Historical Society – Family Research Services
Learn how the Minnesota Historical Society can help you with family and history research.
Search for government records for all U.S. deaths, sign a guest book or build an interactive memorial, read articles from experts, or participate in online discussions.
An online community of people researching their family trees. You must subscribe to use the services including help creating an online family tree, access to records, collections, indexes, online message boards and chat rooms.
Minnesota Historical Society (MHS)
A complete source for Minnesota history information.
Hennepin History Museum
One of the Twin Cities' most distinctive social history museums, the Hennepin History Museum displays exhibits and archival collections in a historic mansion setting.