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Minnesota State Archives

The Minnesota State Archives identifies, collects, and preserves the historically valuable records of almost 4,000 units of state and local government in Minnesota. These are records generated from the territorial period to the present day. Materials preserved in the State Archives come from the Executive Branch of state government, including the constitutional officers and state departments, boards and commissions; the Legislative Branch, including the Minnesota Legislature and its committees, commissions and officers; and the Judicial Branch, including the Supreme and Appellate courts, 87 district courts, and antecedent probate, municipal and justice of the peace courts. Local government records include material from Minnesota counties, cities, school districts, townships and regional government organizations.

Minnesota State Archives
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, Minnesota 55102-1906

Phone: (651) 296-6126

Website: http://www.mnhs.org/preserve/records/index.html

Immigration History Research Center

Founded in 1965, the Immigration History Research Center enriches society by preserving and promoting understanding of the history of the American immigrant experience. In doing so, it acts in partnership with various ethnic communities, historical agencies, research specialists, educators, and many others. The IHRC develops and maintains a library and archival collection, provides research assistance, produces publications, and sponsors academic and public programs. Its work supports the tripartite mission-teaching, research, and service-of its parent institution, the University of Minnesota.

Immigration History Research Center
University of Minnesota
College of Liberal Arts
311 Andersen Library
222-21st Avenue S.
Minneapolis Minnesota 55455-0439

Phone: (313) 833-1480

Website: http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/

Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in Minnesota offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Duluth Minnesota
521 Upham Road
Duluth, Minnesota

(218) 726-1361

Minneapolis Minnesota
2801 N Douglas Drive
North Crystal, Minnesota

(763) 544-2479


Faribault Minnesota
1002 17th St SW
Faribault, Minnesota

(507) 334-7046

Burnsville Minnesota
9700 Nesbitt Ave S
Bloomington, Minnesota

(952) 893-2393

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