Researching Dakota Family History
Birth and death records were recorded in Minnesota townships/villages/cities from 1870 to 1953; in Minnesota counties from 1870 to the present; and at the state Department of Health from 1899 to the present. Beginning in 1908 the state Department of Health's copy was declared the "official" record of birth or death. Marriages have only been recorded by Minnesota counties.
- Birth Certificates Index
- County Birth Records
- Township Birth Records
- County Death Records
- Death Certificats Index
- * Native American Death Certificates
- Township Death Records
- County Marriage Records
See also CHURCH RECORDS for birth (baptismal), death (funeral), and marriage records.