Minnesota Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Minnesota court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

Minnesota Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.

Minnesota Court Records

Minnesota Land Records

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Minnesota Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research

Minnesota Tax Records

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Minnesota Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research

Minnesota County & City Government Links

Minnesota contains 87 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Minnesota county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Minnesota State Government is located in St. Paul.

State of Minnesota County & City Government Links


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Aitkin Aitkin Marshall Warren
Anoka Anoka Martin Fairmont
Becker Detroit Lakes Meeker Litchfield
Beltrami Bemidji Mille Lacs Milaca
Benton Foley Morrison Little Falls
Big Stone Ortonville Mower Austin
Blue Earth Mankato Murray Slayton
Brown New Ulm Nicollet St. Peter
Carlton Carlton Nobles Worthington
Carver Chaska Norman Ada
Cass Walker Olmstead Rochester
Chippewa Montevideo Otter Tail Fergus Falls
Chisago Center City Pennington Thief River Falls
Clay Moorhead Pine Pine City
Clearwater Bagley Pipestone Pipestone
Cook Grand Marais Polk Crookston
Cottonwood Windom Pope Glenwood
Crow Wing Brainerd Ramsey Saint Paul
Dakota Hastings Red Lake Red Lake Falls
Dodge Mantorville Redwood Redwood Falls
Douglas Alexandria Renville Olivia
Faribault Blue Earth Rice Faribault
Fillmore Preston Rock Luverne
Freeborn Albert Lea Roseau Roseau
Goodhue Red Wing Scott Shakopee
Grant Elbow Lake Sherburne Elk River
Hennepin Minneapolis Sibley Gaylord
Houston Caledonia St. Louis Duluth
Hubbard Park Rapids Stearns St. Cloud
Isanti Cambridge Steele Owatonna
Itasca Grand Rapids Stevens Morris
Jackson Jackson Swift Benson
Kanabec Mora Todd Long Prairie
Kandiyohi Willmar Traverse Wheaton
Kittson Hallock Wabasha Wabasha
Koochiching International Falls Wadena Wadena
Lac qui Parle Madison Waseca Waseca
Lake Two Harbors Washington Stillwater
Lake of the Woods Baudette Watonwan St. James
Le Sueur Le Center Wilkin Breckenridge
Lincoln Ivanhoe Winona Winona
Lyon Marshall Wright Buffalo
McLeod Glencoe Yellow Medicine Granite Falls
Mahnomen Mahnomen