Death indexes and obituaries

Minnesota Death Certificates Index

Search for and purchase copies of Minnesota death certificates online. Plus, helpful information about genealogy research.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune – Obituaries

Find local obituaries from the past 60 days.

Social Security Death Index

The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.

Family history research

Minnesota Historical Society – Family Research Services

Learn how the Minnesota Historical Society can help you with family and history research.

Search for government records for all U.S. deaths, sign a guest book or build an interactive memorial, read articles from experts, or participate in online discussions.

An online community of people researching their family trees. You must subscribe to use the services including help creating an online family tree, access to records, collections, indexes, online message boards and chat rooms.

Minnesota history

Minnesota Historical Society (MHS)

A complete source for Minnesota history information.

Hennepin History Museum

One of the Twin Cities’ most distinctive social history museums, the Hennepin History Museum displays exhibits and archival collections in a historic mansion setting.