Minnesota substitute birth, marriage, and death records online lists alternate places to look for BMDs including family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Minnesota Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, this listing includes some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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County level Minnesota substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

See also Minnesota Census Records online

See also Minnesota Naturalization Records online

See also Minnesota Probate Records online

Anoka County – Guardianship – Probate Case Files, 1860-1920

Becker County – Funeral Homes – Minnesota, Becker County, Funeral Records, 1903-1991

Brown County – Newspapers – Mary Zins Obituary Collection and Marriages, Ca. 1896-1988

Brown County – Obituaries – Mary Zins Obituary Collection and Marriages, Ca. 1896-1988

Canby – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1903-1990

Carver County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1856-1939

Chisago County – Cemeteries – Glader Cemetery, Chisago County, Minnesoto : [1793-1918]

Clay County – Military Records – Minnesota, Clay County, Veteran’s Record of Service Card File, 1940

Clay County – Obituaries – Indexes – Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries : COLLECTION RECORD, 1865-2006

Clay County – Obituaries – Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries : COLLECTION RECORD, 1865-2006

Clay County – Obituaries – Minnesota, Clay County, Obituaries, 1950-1990

Clay County – Schools – Census – Indexes – Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1909-1962

Clay County – Schools – Census – Indexes – Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962

Clay County – Schools – Census – Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1909-1962

Clay County – Schools – Census – Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962

Crow Wing County – Obituaries – Obituary Files, 1890-2004, Crow Wing County, Minnesota

Dakota County – Military Records – World War, 1914-1918 – Dakota County in the World War : Comprising a Short History of the World War, the Service Records and Photos of Dakota County Boys and the County’s Numerous War Activities

Dodge County – Guardianship – Letters of Guardianship, 1876-1929

Douglas County – Cemeteries – Minnesota, Douglas County, Cemeteries and Burial Sites, 1800’s-1900’s

Douglas County – Cemeteries – Minnesota, Douglas County, Obituaries by Cemetery, 1800-2005

Douglas County – Military Records – Douglas County War Veterans, Ca. 1860-2004

Douglas County – Obituaries – Minnesota, Douglas County, Obituaries by Cemetery, 1800-2005

Douglas County – Obituaries – Obituary File, 1874-2004; Obituary Index, Ca. 1874-2004

Faribault County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Brush Creek Cemetery

Faribault County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Brush Creek Cemetery, Brush Creek Minnesota : (concluded)

Faribault County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Faribault County Cemetery Record, Ca. 1857-1990

Faribault County – Military Records – Civil War Soldiers, Blue Earth Township, Faribault County, Minnesota

Faribault County – Military Records – Record of Soldiers and Sailors Discharges, Ca. 1919-1971 ; Index 1917-1990

Fillmore County – Cemeteries – Johnson Cemetery

Fillmore County – Cemeteries – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Rushford, Minnesota

Freeborn County – Cemeteries – Subject Files, Ca. 1899-1991

Freeborn County – Military Records – World War, 1914-1918 – An Honor Roll : Containing a Pictorial Record of the Gallant and Courageous Men from Freeborn County, Minnesota, U.S.A., Who Served in the Great War, 1917-1918-1919

Goodhue County – Guardianship – Guardian’s Reference Book, 1895-1900

Itasca County – Cemeteries – Minnesota Cemeteries, Itasca County

Itasca County – Obituaries – R. D. Remington Collection : Obituary and Marriage Notice Clippings, 1933-1987

Itasca County – Obituaries – Selected Obituaries from Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties, Minnesota, 1966-1990

Jackson County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1872-1928

Kanabec County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Ca. 1884-1998

Koochiching County – Obituaries – R. D. Remington Collection : Obituary and Marriage Notice Clippings, 1933-1987

Koochiching County – Obituaries – Selected Obituaries from Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties, Minnesota, 1966-1990

Lyon County – Obituaries – Indexes – Obituary File Index, Ca. 1873-1953

Lyon County – Obituaries – Obituary Files, Ca. 1985-1990

Martin County – Cemeteries – Cemeteries, Ca. 1800-2000

Martin County – Guardianship – Probate Case Files, 1860-1916

Martin County – Guardianship – Probate Register, 1866-1898

Martin County – Guardianship – Probate Registers 1885-1905 ; Index to Probate Registry 1860-1992

Martin County – Guardianship – Probate Registers, V. 1-2, 1882-1916, 1924

Martin County – Military Records – Military Card File, Ca. 1920-1947

Martin County – Military Records – Record of Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Discharge, V. 1, 1919-1960

Martin County – Military Records – World War, 1939-1945 – Service Record Book of Men and Women of World War II, Martin County

Martin County – Obituaries – Indexes – Obituary File Index, Ca. 1875-2002

Mower County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Trails

Nicollet County – Cemeteries – Cemetery File for Calvary, Hebron, Evang. Lutheran, Ft. Ridgely, First Meth., Kerns, St. Hosp., Zions Evang.

Nicollet County – Cemeteries – Cemetery File for Clippings (general)

Nicollet County – Cemeteries – Cemetery File for Sauer, Episcopal Church, Woodlawn, Dodd Road, Green Lawn

Nicollet County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records File

Nicollet County – Cemeteries – File for Green Lawn Cemetery, Also Called Traverse Cemetery

Nicollet County – Cemeteries – Veterans Buried in St. Peter and Vicinity

Nicollet County – Military Records – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Ninth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteers

Nicollet County – Military Records – Manuscript Collection : Genealogical and Historical Records

Nicollet County – Military Records – Veterans Buried in St. Peter and Vicinity

Nicollet County – Military Records – World War, 1914-1918 – Military Personnel, Nicollet County, Minnesota Biographical File Ca. 1917 – 1919

Nicollet County – Military Records – World War, 1914-1918 – Military Personnel, Nicollet County, Minnesota Card File Ca. 1916 – 1918

Nicollet County – Obituaries – Newspaper Clippings [from] St. Peter [and] Lafayette Newspapers, Ca. 1900 – 1991

Nobles County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Record Book, 1961

Nobles County – Cemeteries – Church and Cemetery Records, 1894-1982

Nobles County – Military Records – World War, 1914-1918 – Service Record Book of Men and Women of Nobles County

Nobles County – Military Records – World War, 1939-1945 – Service Record Book of Men and Women of Nobles County

Olmsted County – Cemeteries – Othello Cemetery Records, New Haven Township, Olmsted County, Minnesota

Olmsted County – Military Records – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Military Record of Olmstead County, Minnesota

Pine County – Cemeteries – Czech Cemetery, Pine County, Minnesota : [1827-1972]

Pipestone County – Military Records – World War, 1914-1918 – An Honor Roll Containing a Pictorial Record of the Gallant and Courageous Men from Pipestone County, Minn., U.S.A., Who Served in the Great War, 1917-1918-1919

Pipestone County – Military Records – World War, 1914-1918 – Service Record Book of Men and Women of Pipestone & Vicinity

Pipestone County – Military Records – World War, 1939-1945 – Service Record Book of Men and Women of Pipestone & Vicinity

Rock County – Cemeteries – History of Westside Township Cemetery, Rock/Nobles County, Minnesota

St. Louis County – Obituaries – R. D. Remington Collection : Obituary and Marriage Notice Clippings, 1933-1987

St. Louis County – Obituaries – Selected Obituaries from Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties, Minnesota, 1966-1990

Steele County – Cemeteries – Minnesota, Steele County, Cemeteries by Township, 1865-2006

Steele County – Obituaries – Indexes – Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries : COLLECTION RECORD, 1865-2006

Steele County – Obituaries – Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries : COLLECTION RECORD, 1865-2006

Steele County – Obituaries – Minnesota, Steele County, Obituary File, 1865-2006

Stevens County – Cemeteries – Minnesota, Stevens County, Cemetery Records, 1850’s-2000’s

Stevens County – Military Records – Minnesota, Stevens County, Military Records, 1860-1950’s

Stevens County – Military Records – Minnesota, Stevens County, Military Records, 1917-1918

Stevens County – Obituaries – Minnesota, Stevens County Genealogical Society Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1876-2006

Stevens County – Obituaries – Minnesota, Stevens County, Funeral Death Records; Card Index, 1811-2006

Stevens County – Schools – Census – Minnesota, Stevens County, School Census, 1911-1947

Wabasso – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1895-1990

Waseca County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Cemetery Records of Waseca County, Minnesota, Ca. 1860 – 1992

Waseca County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Minnesota, Waseca County Historical Society, Burial Cards : COLLECTION RECORD, Ca.1860-1992

Waseca County – Cemeteries – Minnesota, Waseca County, Cemetery Records, 1850’s-2006

West Newton Township – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1869-1990

Westside Township – Cemeteries – History of Westside Township Cemetery, Rock/Nobles County, Minnesota

Winona County – Cemeteries – – Directories – Cemeteries in Winona County by Township

Winona County – Cemeteries – – Directories – Cemeteries in Winona County by Township

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Cemeteries – Indexes – Winona County Cemetery Index, 1854-1978/79

Winona County – Military Records – World War, 1914-1918 – [Winona County Honor Roll, WWI]

Yellow Medicine County – Cemeteries – Burial Roster, Yellow Medicine County Residents, 1850-1970

Yellow Medicine County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions Yellow Medicine County, MN

Yellow Medicine County – Cemeteries – Hazel Run Cemetery, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota : Continued from Page 100

Yellow Medicine County – Cemeteries – Record of Interments, Rock Valley Cemetery, Sioux Agency, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, 1911-1991

 

 

 

City level Minnesota substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

See also Minnesota Census Records online

See also Minnesota Naturalization Records online

See also Minnesota Probate Records online

Amiret Township – Cemeteries – Amiret Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Arlington – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1882-1990

Atwater – Obituaries – Sidney M. Strong 1897-1994 (June 1994 Newsletter)

Balaton – Cemeteries – Rock Lake Township, Minnesota, Cemeteries

Beardsley – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1886-1990

Bechyn – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1884-1990

Belgrade Township – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1866-1977

Benson – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1882-1990

Birch Cooley Township – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1901-1990

Bird Island – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1879-1990

Brighton Township – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1907-1989

Clara City – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1898-1990

Clements – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1913-1990

Clontarf – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1878-1990

Comfrey – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1873-1990

Comfrey – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1901-1990

Coon Creek Township – Cemeteries – Coon Creek Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Cottonwood – Cemeteries – Area of Cottonwood City, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Cottonwood – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1953-1990

Cottonwood – Cemeteries – Lucas Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Custer Township – Cemeteries – Custer Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Danvers – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1892-1990

Darwin – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1908-1990

Dawson – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1938-1990

De Graff – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1875-1990

Eden Valley – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1905-1990

Eidsvold Township – Cemeteries – Eidsvold Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Fairfax – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1880-1990

Fairview Township – Cemeteries – Fairview Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Faxon Township – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1908-1990

Forest City – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1868-1990

Ghent – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1885-1990

Gibbon – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1903-1990

Glencoe – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1875-1990

Grandview Township – Cemeteries – Grandview Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Granite Falls – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1938-1990

Green Isle – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1881-1990

Green Valley – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1914-1990

Hector – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1886-1990

Hegbert Township – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1880-1975

Henderson – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1899-1990

Hibbing – Obituaries – R. D. Remington Collection : Obituary and Marriage Notice Clippings, 1933-1987

Island Lake Township – Cemeteries – Island Lake Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Ivanhoe – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1907-1990

Kandiyohi – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1886-1990

Lafayette – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1942-1990

Lake Benton – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1903-1990

Lamberton – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1898-1990

Lincoln Township – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Ca. 1867-1976

Litchfield – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1871-1990

Lone Tree Township – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1936-1990

Lucan – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1905-1990

Lucas Township – Cemeteries – Area of Cottonwood City, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Lucas Township – Cemeteries – Lucas Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Lynd Township – Cemeteries – Lynd Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Lyons Township – Cemeteries – Lyons Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Madison – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1886-1990

Manannah – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1881-1990

Mankato – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records

Mankato – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records

Mankato – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1881-1989

Mankato – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Ca. 1869-1990

Mankato – Cemeteries – Indexes – Minnesota, Blue Earth County, Glenwood Cemetery, Burial Records : COLLECTION RECORD, Ca. 1869-1990

Mankato – Cemeteries – Minnesota, Blue Earth County, Glenwood Cemetery, Burial Records : COLLECTION RECORD, Ca. 1869-1990

Mankato – Funeral Homes – Funeral Cards, 1987-1989

Mankato – Obituaries – Indexes – Obituary Index of Mankato Weekly Review, 1869-1879

Mankato – Obituaries – Indexes – Obituary Indexes for the Mankato Daily Free Press, Ca. 1888-1982

Marshall – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1883-1990

Marshall – Obituaries – Indexes – Obituary File Index, Ca. 1873-1953

Marshall – Obituaries – Obituary Files, Ca. 1985-1990

Lakeville – Cemeteries – Church on the Seven Mile Prairie : an Early History of St. Joseph’s Parish and the Times and Lives of Its First Parishioners Including a History and Records of the Highland Cemetery

Medo Township – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records

Medo Township – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records

Milroy – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1939-1990

Minneapolis – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Ca. 1853-1926

Minneapolis – Cemeteries – Indexes – Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Layman Cemetery Burial Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1860-1926

Minneapolis – Cemeteries – Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery : Marker Survey Sheets, Ca. 1853-1939

Minneapolis – Obituaries – Minneapolis Minnen : Kulturhistorisk Axplockning Frän Qvarnstaden Vid Mississippi

Minneapolis – Obituaries – We Extend Our Sympathy : Ethel Jane (Johnson) Beck

Minneota – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1881-1990

Minneota – Cemeteries – Eidsvold Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Monroe Township – Cemeteries – Monroe Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Montevideo – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1897-1990

Morgan – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1886-1990

Morris – Funeral Homes – Minnesota, Stevens County, Funeral Death Records; Card Index, 1811-2006

Morton – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1873-1990

Murdock – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1908-1990

Nassau – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1885-1990

New Haven Township – Cemeteries – St. Michael’s Catholic Church Cemetery Records, New Haven Township, Minnesota

New Ulm – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1859-1989

New Ulm – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1866-1990

New Ulm – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1869-1990

Nicollet – Cemeteries – Cemetery and Church Records, 1898-1935

Nicollet – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1907-1990

Nordland Township – Cemeteries – Nordland Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Redwood Falls – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1897-1990

Regal – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1933-1990

Renville – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1897-1990

Rochester – Cemeteries – Card Index, 1863-1998 and Cemetery Records, 1878-1998

Rochester – Cemeteries – Indexes – Minnesota, Olmsted County, Oakwood Cemetery Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1863-1998

Rochester – Cemeteries – Minnesota, Olmsted County, Oakwood Cemetery Records : COLLECTION RECORD, 1863-1998

Rochester – Funeral Homes – Records, 1897-1958

Rochester – Funeral Homes – Records, 1897-1966

Rochester – Funeral Homes – Records, 1906-1995

Rochester – Funeral Homes – Records, 1909-1996

Rochester – Funeral Homes – Records, 1922-1972

Rochester – Funeral Homes – Records, 1972-1987

Rock Lake Township – Cemeteries – Rock Lake Township, Minnesota, Cemeteries

Rosen – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1885-1990

Seaforth – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1901-1990

Searles – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1905-1990

Silver Lake – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1879-1990

Silver Lake – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1895-1990

Sioux Agency Township – Cemeteries – Record of Interments, Rock Valley Cemetery, Sioux Agency, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, 1911-1991

Sleepy Eye – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1877-1990

Spicer – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1962-1990

Springfield – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, 1841-1990

Springfield – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1881-1990

St. Clair – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records

St. Clair – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1866-1989

St. Leo – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1881-1990

St. Peter – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records

St. Peter – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records

St. Peter – Cemeteries – Records of Interments, 1907-1991

St. Peter – Cemeteries – Veterans Buried in St. Peter and Vicinity

St. Peter – Military Records – Veterans Buried in St. Peter and Vicinity

Stewart – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1893-1990

Taunton – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1895-1990

Taunton – Cemeteries – Eidsvold Township, Minnesota, Cemetery Records

Tracy – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1888-1990

Tyler – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1903-1990

Walnut Grove – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1908-1990

Wanda – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1915-1990

Watkins – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1889-1990

Willmar – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1900-1990

Wilno – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1884-1990

Winsted – Cemeteries – Church Records, 1876-1990

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