Dakota County, Minnesota

This County is part of
The MNGenWeb And The USGenWeb Project

My name is Martha, I do not live in Minnesota, but have roots deep in her soil.
I will do my very best to answer questions and find resources for visiting Genealogical and Historical Researchers
Contact: Martha

"Side Notes"
Queries may be posted on either
 RootsWeb or check Cyndi's List

"Cyber Gleanings"
"What's New"

The above site will be updated regularly,
please check it often.


Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Genealogical Society

Lookups on GB's Historical Newspapers: Include Name and possible dates.

The Dakota Volunteer Lookup page is being updated.


Passport Applications

"Early Oregonians" 1800 > 1860
This index contains individuals who were early pioneers to OR, but were born elsewhere.
To access the database, use this link.


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Site Updated: 15 September 2017

Vital Records and Resources

There are a lot of vital records for Dakota County on Family Search.
However, there are even more if you use my 'creative searching' technique.

"Born in Dakota County" is the search parameter used to create all of the Indexed data below.

Birth Records can be found on FS or Ancestry
Minnesota Birth Index, 1935 > 2002
Minnesota Births & Christenings:1840 > 1980

Marriage Records
Idaho Church Marriages, 1864-1976 [FS]
Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937 [FS]
Iowa, Select Marriages Index, 1758-1996 [FS]
Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
Michigan Marriages
Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950
Nebraska Marriages: 1855 > 1908
New York City, NY Marriages: 1829 > 1940
Ohio Marriages: 1800 > 1958
Pennsylvania County Marriages: 1845>1963 [Anc]
Pennsylvania County Marriages: 1709>1950
Vermont Marriage Records: 1909 > 2008
Washington Marriages: 1854 > 2013
Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911
and more...

1980 > 2014 ~ Obits 2015 & 2016
Family Search: Genealogy Bank
Minnesota Obituaries [FS] 1865 > 2006
Lookups are available if you do not have access.
Lookups on GB's Historical Newspapers: Include Name and possible dates.

Arizona, Payson, Obituaries, 1948-2008 [FS]
United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012
Fresno & Napa County Obits: 'Born in Minnesota'

Idaho SouthEast Counties Obits: B: Minnesota

Searching for Vital Records for Dakota County has presented some problems. It seems that the search engines for both FS and Ancestry consistently confuse North and South Dakota with Dakota County, Minnesota.

I will be trying to find records using the larger Cities in addition to the Dakota County parameter.

Dakota County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham

Co-State Coordinators: Shirley Cullum & Tim Stowell

Assistant State Coordinator: Karen De Groote
For information about adopting a Minnesota County, please contact Shirley or Tim

All materials, images, sounds and data contained herein are not to be copied or downloaded for purposes of duplication, distribution or publishing without the express written permission of the Dakota County Coordinator. All data will stay with the MNGenWeb Project when and if the Coordinator resigns: Future contributions or donations will be returned to the Submitter upon request. Although believed to be correct as presented, any corrections, changes or additions or invalid links should be brought to the attention of the Webmaster.