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Hennepin County, Minnesota
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Hennepin County, Minnesota Facts

When was Hennepin County, MN Created?
Hennepin County was founded on March 6, 1852 from Dakota County.

What is the County Seat of Hennepin County, MN?
The County Seat is located in Minneapolis and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Hennepin County, MN?
Bordering Counties are Anoka CountyRamsey CountyDakota CountyScott CountyCarver CountyWright County.

Hennepin County, MN Vital Records

Where can find Hennepin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hennepin County vital records can be found at the Minnesota Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth resords from 1900 and death records from 1908. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Minnesota for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Hennepin County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Minnesota Birth Certificate and Death Certificates Applications to mail.

Hennepin County, MN Census Records

What Hennepin County, MN census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hennepin County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Hennepin Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hennepin Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hennepin Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Hennepin Co. territorial and state censuses exist for the years 1849-1905.. There is free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Minnesota Census Records Research Guide

Hennepin County, MN Courthouse and Government Records

Hennepin County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Hennepin County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Hennepin County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Minnesota courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Minnesota residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Hennepin County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Minnesota Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Hennepin County, MN Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hennepin County, MN?
A list of Hennepin County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Minnesota Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Hennepin County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Hennepin County, MN?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hennepin County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is simply a list which has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

Hennepin Co. MN Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hennepin Co. MN Cemeteries & Church Records

Hennepin Co. MN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hennepin Co. MN General and History Websites

Hennepin Co. MN Immigration & Naturalization

Hennepin Co. MN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hennepin Co. MN Military Records