Minnesota Vital Records

Minnesota vital records consist of Minnesota birth certificate records, Minnesota death certificates, Minnesota divorce records and Minnesota marriage licenses. Search for vital records, birth records, death records, divorce records, marriage records. The Minnesota Vital Records Office provides eligible applicants with copies of Minnesota birth certificates, Minnesota death certificates,Minnesota divorce certificates and Minnesota marriage certificates.

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  • Minnesota Vital Records

    Since MDH no longer handles in-person requests, you must go to a local registrar office to obtain a birth or death certificate or non-certified copy of a birth or death record in person. It is no longer necessary to go to the registrar's office of the county where the birth or death took place. You may go to a registrar's office in any county in Minnesota for births that took place during or after 1900 and for deaths that took place during or after 1997.

    For deaths that took place before 1997, order by mail or fax from MDH or go to the local registrar office in the county where the death took place.

    For births that took place before 1900, go to the local registrar office in the county where the birth took place.

    If you go to a local registrar office to request the certificate, you will be asked to complete and sign an application stating that you have tangible interest in the certificate. You will be asked to show identification.

    If you do not have identification, according to Minnesota Rules, part 4601.2600, subpart 6, you may have a witness attest to your identity.

    Non-certified copies of birth and death records do not require demonstration of tangible interest.
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Minnesota Vital Records

Minnesota Birth Records

A birth record contains information about the birth of each personl. On a birth certificate, you can usually find the mother's full maiden name and the father's full name, the full name of the baby, the date of the birth, and county where the baby was born. Birth certificate may also include birthplaces of the baby's parents, the addresses of the parents, the number of other children that the parents have, the race of the parents and their occupations.

Minnesota Death Records

The death certificate provides such valuable information as first, last and middle names of the descendants, birth dates, mother's maiden name, father's last name, sex, birth place, death place, residence at time of death, death date, social security number (when available), and the age of the individual at the time they became deceased.

Minnesota Divorce Records

You search results may include information about the Respondent and the Petitioner Names and Ages and Divorce Details, Date of Filing, Country and State of Filing and Filing Number.

Minnesota Marriage Records

Marriage record usually includes the bride's and groom's full names, the date of the marriage, and county where the marriage took place. Many marriage records include other information, including birthplaces of the bride's and groom's parents, the addresses of the bride and groom, information about previous marriages, and the names of the witnesses to the marriage.