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Researching Dakota Family History

Church Records

Church records can provide information about named individuals who were baptized, married, or buried by a congregation. Membership lists are available for some congregations. The MnHS Library has a rich but incomplete collection of records from denominations that proselytized Dakota people, including Presbyterian, Congregational, Episcopalian, and Roman Catholic, and from some specific congregations of those denominations.

Catholic Church (Roman Catholic)

Episcopal Church

See also VITAL RECORDS for birth, marriage, and death records.