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How to Obtain Minnesota Death Certificates

This is a highlighted characteristic of the state of Minnesota that they had made a contract with every town and county enabling themselves to collect and keep the records of the vital events taking place within their jurisdiction for the past thirty seven years. Registration of the vital events taking place within the jurisdiction of the state began from the year 1870 and in the same year, the state of Minnesota made contracts with different towns and counties. Before 1870, there was no system of issuing certificates for births or deaths in the state.  The towns and counties worked on their responsibility very well and keep the records for the time asked. However, once the contract was made by the state of Minnesota with different counties and towns, they maintained all the records in a systematic manner which includes death, birth and marriage records. In the year 1907, when the contract of the state came to and end with different towns and counties, the state took the responsibility of collecting and maintaining the vital records on their own. Once they took over the responsibility, the statewide registration of the vital events was enacted within the state.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Minnesota County Death Records

Aitkin County
Anoka County
Becker County
Beltrami County
Benton County
Big Stone County
Blue Earth County
Brown County
Carlton County
Carver County
Cass County
Chippewa County
Chisago County
Clay County
Clearwater County
Cook County
Cottonwood County
Crow Wing County
Dakota County
Dodge County
Douglas County
Faribault County
Fillmore County
Freeborn County
Goodhue County
Grant County
Hennepin County
Houston County
Hubbard County
Isanti County
Itasca County
Jackson County
Kanabec County
Kandiyohi County
Kittson County
Koochiching County
Lac qui Parle County
Lake County
Lake of the Woods County
Le Sueur County
Lincoln County
Lyon County
McLeod County
Mahnomen County
Marshall County
Martin County
Meeker County
Mille Lacs County
Morrison County
Mower County
Murray County
Nicollet County
Nobles County
Norman County
Olmsted County
Otter Tail County
Pennington County
Pine County
Pipestone County
Polk County
Pope County
Ramsey County
Red Lake County
Redwood County
Renville County
Rice County
Rock County
Roseau County
Scott County
Sherburne County
Sibley County
St. Louis County
Stearns County
Steele County
Stevens County
Swift County
Todd County
Traverse County
Wabasha County
Wadena County
Waseca County
Washington County
Watonwan County
Wilkin County
Winona County
Wright County
Yellow Medicine County

 

Minnesota Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Minnesota Department of Health
Section of Vital Statistics Registration
717 Delaware Street, S.E.
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440-9441