Hennepin County, Minnesota
Genealogy, History & Facts
Hennepin County, Minnesota Facts
When was Hennepin County, MN Created?
Hennepin County was founded on March 6, 1852 from Dakota 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980
- Minnesota, County Birth Records, 1863-1983
- Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002
- Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950
- Minnesota, Divorce Index, 1970-1995
- Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002
- Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990
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 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
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
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 Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis , MN 55487
- Phone: (612)348-2040
- Hennepin County Recorder
- Birth / Death Records: 1870
- Marriage Records: 1853
- Land Records: 1848
- Hennepin County Court Administrator
- Probate Records: 1855
- Court Records: 1853
- Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985
- Minnesota Land Records
- BLM Land Records
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.
- Hennepin History Museum, Hennepin County Historical Society, 2303 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55404-3505; Phone: 612 870-1329
- Brooklyn Historical Society, PO Box 29345, 5637 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center; Phone: 952 536-0842
- Champlin Historical Society, 11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin MN 55316
- Eden Prairie Historical Society, Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie MN 55344; Phone: 952 934-0961
- Golden Valley Historical Society, 7800 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55427-4508; Phone: 763 588-8578
- Hopkins Historical Society, Hopkins Activity Center, 33 14th Ave North, Hopkins MN 55343; Phone: 952 548-6480
- Plymouth Historical Society, 3400 Plymouth Blvd, Plymouth MN 55447-1448
- Richfield Historical Society, 6901 Lyndale Avenue S. Richfield, MN 55423; Phone: 612 798-6140
- St. Louis Park Historical Society, 3700 Monterey Drive, St Louis Park MN 55416-4902; Phone: 952 924-2538
- Wayzata Historical Society, at the Depot, 402 Lake St E, Wayzata MN 55391-1651; Phone: 952 473-3631
- Westonka Historical Society, PO Box 84, 2339 Commerce Blvd., Mound, MN 55364; Phone: 952 472-4893
- Immigration History Research Center (IHRC), University of Minnesota, Elmer L. Andersen Library Suite 311, 222 21st Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55455-0439; Phone: 612 625-4800
- Minnesota State Archives, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3260
- Minnesota Genealogical Society, 1185 Concord St. N. Suite 218, South St. Paul, MN 55075-1187
- Minnesota Historical Society, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 . 651-259-3000
Where can I connect with other Hennepin County, MN Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Minnesota Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Minnesota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Hennepin County, Minnesota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Hennepin County, Minnesota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
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.