Death Certificates, Minnesota, 1892-2001



I can obtain copies of Minnesota death certificates listed in the MN Death Certificate Index ( at the Minnesota History Center. I may also be able to find certificates not listed in the index. (The index may not show a certificate, even though it exists, due to a transcription error, a misspelling, or other reason.)

Death certificates before 1900 are generally death records, and don’t include much of the information that later certificates do. Moreover, not all of them have necessarily been indexed and added to MHS’s microfilms.

Since I usually go to the History Center on Saturdays, turnaround time may be up to one week.

If I’m unable to find the certificate based on the information you provide—which rarely happens—I will let you know how and what I searched and there will be no charge.

$6.00 fixed

Full payment upfront


Saint Paul, Minnesota


Minnesota History Center

Ordering instructions from hoffm610

If the record IS listed in the Death Certificate Index, please include the decedent’s name and the full certificate number (CERTID).

If the record IS NOT listed in the index, I will need the decedent’s full name at death plus any nicknames, the date of death (either exact or within 3 months), and the county or city in which they died. (For Hennepin or Ramsey County deaths, I will need the city as well.)

If you need records for more than one person, include the information in your request and select the number of records needed from the drop-down below.

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