Hennepin County Vital Records


Minnesota Department of Health - To obtain Birth, death and marriage records.

MINNESOTA BIRTH INDEXES  http://people.mnhs.org/bci/search.cfm


Hennepin County Government Center
300 South 6th Street - Public Service Level
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Note: Hennepin County has certificates from 1870.

Marriage Certificates and Divorce decrees Copies of certificates of marriage are available from the county that issued the marriage license, and divorce decrees are available from the county that granted the divorce. For ordering and fee information, please contact the local registrar in the county where the marriage license was issued or the divorce granted

MOMS - Minnesota Marriage database  Index to marriages for all counties in MN.

Filmed Marriage records by the LDS (Mormon Church) by Year  They have on film Hennepin County marriage records from 1853 thru 1918. A lot of the records are incomplete and remember there is not much required for the Minnesota marriage license - name of Groom, Bride, Minister and 2 Witnesses which is not a lot, but better than nothing. In 1956 the state finally required parents names on the license for the bride and groom.

LDS (Church of Latter Day Saints) Filmed Marriage records for Hennepin County

"The LDS library catalog is on-line and searchable. As far as I can tell, it is the same one (or maybe even more current) than the catalog found at the local LDS centers. Their catalog is not exactly easy to use but after awhile you can find stuff, I haven't spent much time looking at the web site, but I understand you can order films on-line for use at a local LDS
library". Here is the main web page -

Once on this page select the "Library" tab at the top of the page. Once on the Library page, select the "Family History Library Catalog" link, again at the top of the page. With that you are on the Library Catalog page and here is the direct url for that place -


Once there you can start to get into the catalog. In the case of looking for Hennepin County records, I selected the "Place" button
and simply entered "Hennepin" into the search box. After a couple more interactions I got to a page that showed these search results -

Created in 1852 from Dakota County. In 1872 a portion of Ramsey
County was added.
Minnesota, Hennepin - Biography
Minnesota, Hennepin - Cemeteries
Minnesota, Hennepin - Church records
Minnesota, Hennepin - Directories
Minnesota, Hennepin - History
Minnesota, Hennepin - Land and property
Minnesota, Hennepin - Land and property - Indexes
Minnesota, Hennepin - Maps - Indexes
Minnesota, Hennepin - Military records - World War, 1914-1918
Minnesota, Hennepin - Vital records

Clicking on Minnesota, Hennepin - Vital records got these results -

Birth records, 1870-1915  Minnesota. District Court (Hennepin County)

Index of rural death returns, 1870-1913; death records, 1870-1915
 Minnesota. District Court (Hennepin County)

Marriage licenses, 1853-1916 ; Marriage applications, 1871-1917 ;
Marriage license index, ca. 1853-1918  Minnesota. District Court
(Hennepin County)


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