Hennepin County was named after Father Louis Hennepin, a Catholic friar of Belgian birth and an explorer in the service of France. Father Hennepin named the falls of the Mississippi "St. Anthony" after his patron saint, Anthony of Padua. Father Hennepin, in 1683, published his memoirs of the exploration in a publication, Description of Louisiana, Newly Discovered of the Southwest of New France
Father Louis Hennepin

Hello, my name is Claudia and I'm the Coordinator for Hennepin County Minnesota.  If you have material to add, or are willing to do lookups, please contact me.  For a list of ways you can help, check our VOLUNTEER PAGE
 
I'm unable to do research myself, so please do not write asking me to find your families.  However, if I can, I'll be happy to try and direct you to where information might be found.  We have several great volunteers under the "LOOKUPS" section below that will are willing to do research or lookup information in resources available to them. There are also many contributed records on some of our pages. Please take a look around, send me your feedback with any ideas and of course contributions. You can direct questions to me at SchumanC@comcast.net 
Current MNState Coordinator:
Terri Shipp
Assistant State Coordinator
Michael Andrews
ARCHIVES

 

MISC. INFORMATION THAT HAS BEEN PLACED IN THE ARCHIVES.
Also, check out the
MN STATEWIDE ARCHIVES
CEMETERIES WHERE TO FIND BURIED ANCESTORS
BIRTH RECORDS Minnesota Birth Indexes.  The database has been updated to include the years 1900-1934.  Additional records will be added to the database as they become available.  This link will take you offsite.
CENSUS INFORMATION HENNEPIN COUNTY CENSUS INFORMATION
Links to census transcriptions where available
CENSUS PROJECT USGENWEB CENSUS PROJECT
This will take you off-site
CITY DIRECTORIES NEW! SEARCHABLE DIGITIZED MINNEAPOLIS CITY DIRECTORIES 1859-1917
CHURCHES CHURCHES IN HENNEPIN COUNTY This will take you off-site.
CITIES AND TOWNS CHECK FOR INFO. ON INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES
CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS MANY LINKS TO THE HISTORY OF THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS
CIVIL WAR PENSIONERS CIVIL WAR PENSIONERS ON THE ROLL LIVING IN HENNEPIN COUNTY IN 1883
DEATH RECORDS

Currently, this database indexes the death cards from 1904 to 1907 and the death certificates from 1908 to 2001.

HENNEPIN BIOGRAPHY PROJECT

BIOGRAPHIES OF PAST HENNEPIN COUNTY RESIDENTS
Check to see if your ancestors are listed. If not you can submit them!!

HISTORY OF HENNEPIN COUNTY MISC. LOCAL HISTORY FOR HENNEPIN COUNTY
List of early land owners, misc. photos, maps and more
LIBRARIES WHERE THE BOOKS ARE.
"PARK GENEALOGY BOOKS"
LINKS MINNESOTA STATE-WIDE RESEARCH LINKS FOR FURTHER REVIEW
LOOKUPS LOOKUP VOLUNTEERS TO ASSIST YOU
LOST & FOUND TREASURES REUNITE FAMILIES WITH MEMORABILIA Or submit your own "Wish List"!
MAILING LIST JOIN "THE HENNEPIN COUNTY LIST" TO STAY INFORMED
MARRIAGE RECORDS MINNESOTA OFFICIAL MARRIAGE SYSTEM (MOMS) (Click on "certificate search")
MESSAGE BOARDS WHERE TO POST AND VIEW QUERIES, SURNAMES, ETC.
This will take you off-site.
MILITARY RECORDS MISC. MILITARY RECORDS FOR HENNEPIN COUNTY
MISC. LINKS MISC. LINKS TO HELP IN YOUR RESEARCH
MINNESOTA FAMILY GROUP SHEETS SUBMIT YOUR MINNESOTA FAMILY GROUP SHEETS
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NATURALIZATIONS WHERE TO FIND NATURALIZATION RECORDS
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NEIGHBORING COUNTIES COUNTIES SURROUNDING HENNEPIN
NEWSPAPERS LIST OF LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
and misc. items (obits., birth announcements, marriage licenses) from old newspapers
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ONLINE FAMILIES WEB SITES OF OTHERS RESEARCHING HENNEPIN COUNTY FAMILIES
 
PHOTOGRAPHS VIEW THE "GOOD OLD DAYS" IN HENNEPIN COUNTY
 
SCHOOLS IN HENNEPIN COUNTY WHERE PEOPLE WENT TO SCHOOL IN HENNEPIN COUNTY
Photos of local schools and some misc. school records--check it out!!
 
SOCIETIES HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGY SOCIETIES
 
UNIDENTIFIED & ORPHANED PHOTOS SUBMIT AND SEARCH FOR PHOTOS OF MISSING RELATIVES
 
VITAL RECORDS WHERE TO FIND BIRTH, DEATH AND MARRIAGE RECORDS
 MOMS--Minnesota Official Marriage System
VOLUNTEER HERE
A FEW PROJECTS THAT NEED YOUR HELP.
E-MAIL COORDINATOR Please e-mail me if you have suggestions or comments.

 

USE OUR NEW HENNEPIN COUNTY SEARCH ENGINE

 
The new GOOGLE search engine will search the entire web for the best links to Hennepin County History & Genealogy ! 
Search for your ancestors names, documents maps etc. New links will be added all the time.

 

The pages for the Minnesota GenWeb began in July of 1996. We are proud to be a part of the USGenWeb project, which is an effort to organize genealogical materials on the Internet. Our goal is to provide a web site specializing in genealogy in Minnesota with an emphasis on the county level. Our project's success is only possible through the support of volunteers.

Volunteers are needed in all phases of this project from the county through the national level. Would you like to help? Here's how.

Host a County Page. You don't have to live in the county you are hosting! If the county in which you are interested does not have a host and you wish to participate, please read the FAQ first, then contact the MNGenWeb State Coordinator.  If there already is a volunteer for that county, write to that person and offer to be an assistant.  If you would like to volunteer to host a county, please contact the MN State Coordinator, Terri Shipp at genwebmn@comcast.net

Submit Records to the Archives.  Transcribe public records - census, plats, cemeteries, land deeds, births and deaths, marriages, voters' lists, post office locations - any public record that will help genealogists find their ancestors, even if the record is for a small area or short time period. Everything helps.  Contact the county or state coordinator if you have data for the archives.

Offer to do Lookups.  Do you have an old plat book, a church or town history, or anything similar on the history of an area and its people? Can you look up records at your county courthouse or historical society? Contact the coordinator of the county for which you have reference material and offer to do lookups for other researchers. Please see the USGenWeb Project's Official Copyright Policy regarding copyrights and lookups.

Post Queries. Someone may be looking for the information you have as well as having the information you need.

Submit Your Surnames. This is another way for people to find you and share family records. Visit the county web sites where your ancestors lived and submit your surnames to the county coordinator.

Read the UsGenWeb Help Wanted ads for other ways you can volunteer.


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Site last updated: October 1, 2014