By Kimberly Powell. Genealogy Expert
Kimberly Powell is a professional genealogist, genealogy blogger and proud mother of three children. She is a course coordinator and instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and an instructor at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She is also the proud winner of the Silver Tray for Excellence in Genealogical Publishing. awarded by the Utah Genealogical Society in January 2013 for her work on About.com.
Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Minnesota, including the dates for which Minnesota vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Minnesota vital records databases.
Personal checks are accepted. Credit cards can be used with fax orders for an additional $6 charge per certificate. Call or visit the Web
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Minnesota Birth Records:
Dates: From 1900
Cost of copy: $16.00 (certified); $13.00 (non-certified)
Comments: The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) maintains birth records from 1900 for the entire state of Minnesota. For birth records prior to 1900, or for events that occurred less than three months ago, please contact the county office where the event occurred.
Anyone applying for a certified copy of a birth certificate in Minnesota must prove a tangible interest. i.e. subject named on birth certificate, child or grandchild of subject, parent or grandparent of subject, spouse or legal representative. Signature and notarization required! Tangible interest is not a requirement for the non-certified version (anyone can request them).
* Copies of earlier Minnesota birth records may be obtained from the local registrar in the county where the birth occurred.