Minnesota Divorces and State Censuses Posted at Ancestry with Free Indexes

Split Rock Lighthouse, 200 Feet Above Beautiful Lake SuperiorThis week Ancestry posted the following two databases of interest for those with roots in Minnesota:

Minnesota Divorce Index, 1970-1995 (Free index)

This database contains a statewide index of divorces filed in Minnesota between 1970 and 1995. Information that may be found in this database includes:

  • Husband’s name
  • Husband’s age
  • Wife’s name
  • Wife’s age
  • Divorce date
  • County divorce was filed in

Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905 (Free index)

This database contains the Minnesota territorial and state censuses for the following years:

  • 1849-50
  • 1853
  • 1855
  • 1857
  • 1865
  • 1875
  • 1885
  • 1905

Information available for an individual will vary according to the census year and the information requested on the census form. Some of the information contained in this database though includes:

  • Name
  • Enumeration place
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Birthplace
  • Parents’ birthplaces

Additional information about an individual, such as their occupation, may be available on the actual census record. Be sure to view the corresponding image in order to obtain all possible information about an individual.

5 thoughts on “Minnesota Divorces and State Censuses Posted at Ancestry with Free Indexes

  1. The database also includes 1895 which you have failed to list in your description.

  2. I am finding the images on the Minnesota census very poor. Some are so dark they wiil not print clear enough to see.

  3. Incredible!
    I have searched for Minnesota state censuses for years and scanned them for hours.
    Now they are at my fingertip. Thanks very much

  4. If someone is not listed in the Death Index, where would I go find informtion? How would I get information and where from, for instance, German Lutheran Church? How do I get late 1800s of early 1900s divorce information. The census list my grandmother as being the 2nd wife of my grandfather. How do I get that history?
    If any help is needed to input records, I offer my services. It would be very helpful to all!

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