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


Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Genealogical Society


Vital Data can be found in many documents.
Here are some samples:

Minnesota Files are Here
Passport Applications
Military Pension Applications
Employment Records
Passenger Lists
Homestead Records
Coroner Records
Cemetery Records



Canada, Obituary Collection,
1898-2018 [Anc]

There is a website dedicated to Canadian Obits from local papers.
Please use this link.

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Online Continuously Since 1996
Site Updated: 29 June 2019

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...

Obituaries: "Cyber Site"
1980 > 2014 ~ Obits 2015 & 2016 [Lookups Available]
Minnesota Obituaries [FS] 1865 > 2006
Lookups are available if you do not have access.
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.

The only way around it is to do the search and then check the information for clues. Many of the old records simply say "Dakota" on them with no other specific location information.

Dakota County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham

State Coordinator: Tim Stowell

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