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Legal Topics: Genealogy

Resources, Minnesota:

  • Family History Research, from the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Family History: Using Minnesota District Court Records, from the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Family History: Using Minnesota Probate Court Records, from the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Adoption Records, from the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • District Court Records - County List, archived records from the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Immigration Records, from the Minnesota Historical Society.
  • Naturalization Records, from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) courts.
  • Find your court by county on the Minnesota Judicial Branch website.
  • Find names and biographical information on Judges and Justices of the Minnesota Appellate Courts, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • See also: PeopleFINDER, from the Minnesota Historical Society.

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    Minnesota State Law Library: Legal Topics: Genealogy
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