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You can reveal much information about your family tree by accessing death records from a particular state. Minnesota death records and other vital records are available dating back to the year 1870 from counties and 1908 at the state level and you can request them by mail. These records could reveal the cemetery in which the deceased was buried, military records, maiden names and other names the person may have used. To request a search of Minnesota death records by mail, fill out an application form available from the state’s Department of Health, pay a fee of $13 (check or money order) and an additional $6 for each copy after that. There are no refunds from the state. Keep in mind that some privacy laws are in place in the state of Minnesota, so if you’re seeking to retrieve a death record, you’ll need to prove that you’re related to the deceased in some way. Grandparents, parents, spouse, siblings and legal representatives are allowed to access the death record. The form (notarized) should be accompanied by proof of relationship and identification. Send the form, fee and additional information to:
Minnesota Dept. of Health
Central Cashiering, Vital Records
P.O. Box 64499
Saint Paul, MN 55164
Phone: (651) 201-5970
It may take a few days or weeks to receive a response from any state-based search because of the shortage of staff and the overwhelming amount of requests that the states receive.
You may also use an Internet search site to find Minnesota death records. Simply click on the link to one of these sites, enter and submit some information and pay a reasonable fee and you’re on your way to finding the record -usually within minutes after submitting the information. You don’t have to notarize a form or prove your identification to perform a state-based search. It’s a basically no-hassle way to search through vital records in any state and most countries. These sites maintain powerful search engines and far-reaching databases to search for the data you might need. Plus, they’re likely to deliver more in a report than you could get from a state-based search. The states are very limited to what information they can provide, but the searches performed by a private, Internet site can search far and wide and reference and cross-reference data to provide you with the exact information you need for any purpose. Whether you need the data obtained from a death record for legal or genealogical purposes, you owe it to yourself to research Internet search sites before you decide which method to use. All you have to do is click on the link to get more information about how an Internet search site can help you find Minnesota death records.
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