St Louis County, Minnesota
This Site is part of
The MNGenWeb Project & The USGenWeb® Project
Thank you for visiting the St. Louis County portion of the MNGenWeb.
I do not live in Minnesota, but have roots deep in her soil.
I will do my best to find resources and answer questions and perhaps
help locate that missing piece of your 'Ancestral Pie'
Table of Contents
History ~ Biographies ~ Maps ~ 'What's New' ~ Lookups
Vital Records ~ Obituaries ~ Cemeteries
Military ~ FS Historical Images ~ Naturalization ~ Crime and Punishment ~ Odds
Vital Records ~ Obituaries ~ Cemeteries
Vital Record Indexes
Birth ~ Marriage ~ Death Indexes
Two of these wonderful old records are now available at the Duluth Public Library
Birth Records: Please use this Link : Time Frames: 1870 - 1924
Marriage Records: Please use this Link: Time Frames: 1859 > 1899, 1900 [MOM's]
Death Records: Please use this Link: Time Frames:1870 - 2000
Remington Collection [LDS Films]
Marriage Notices and Obituaries
See below for Explanation : Years: Dec 1933 > Sep 1987
All of the Remington Records are in the FS Catalog
Please use this Link
Remington Collection: Explanation
The R D Remington Collection was originally created as a way to locate customers
who were behind on their credit account.
The indexes were typed on cards and are loosely alphabetical.
The Newspaper clippings were pasted into notebooks, the quality is not perfect, but the images are legible.
The names of the Newspapers are unknown.
The Indexes and Clippings cover St Louis, Itasca and Koochiching Counties
Family Search ~ Marriage Records for 'Minnesota Neighboring States':
Sign into your FS Account, then use the above links
Family Search ~ Michigan Marriages
This link is for folks born in Minnesota and who married in Michigan: 1868 - 1925
[Available Info: Full Name, Place of Marriage, Residence, Place of Birth, Age, Occupation, Officiant, Witnesses]
Sign into your FS Account, then use the above link.
FS Vital Records: Historical Image Films: Marriages and Obituaries
Buyck, St Louis, MN - Obituaries
Film # 7918877 / 1960 - 2003
Payne, St Louis, MN - Obit Index
Film # 7618872 / 1873 - 1961
Hibbing, St Louis, MN - Marriages & Obits
Marriage / Obituaries 7609526 1933 - 1987
Marriage / Obituaries 8654017 1933 - 1959
Marriage / Obituaries 8198807 1933 - 1959
Because folks did not always stay close to home to get married, it is worth while to check neighboring Counties.
Here are links for Neighboring Counties, Family Search Historical Images
So... begin with the Historical Images on FS, then if nothing gets your attention, go back to the regular FS Catalog and use it. You will be amazed!
Here is a chart for Carlton County [Scroll Down].
Here is the Chart for St Louis Neighbors:
Aitkin, Itasca, Koochiching, MN ~ Douglas, Wisconsin
Records: Civil Regiatrations, Marriages & Divorces
Do not forget to check the Books section of the FS Catalog. Many goodies lurk there
Family Search Vital Records
MN Birth Index: 1935 > 2002 ~ MN Births & Christenings: 1840 > 1980
MN Marriages: 1849 > 1950 ~ MN Marriages: 1958 > 2001
MN Divorces: 1970 > 1995
MN Deaths & Burials: 1835 > 1990 ~ MN Deaths: 1908 > 2002
"Minnesota Only" Family Search Databases
Includes Vital Records ~ Please Use This LInk for Searchable - Linked PDF
There is a great set of booklets I found in the FS Catalog: Books
"Tidbits of Sublette County, Wyoming"
Compiled by: Anna Lee Woffinden
Please use this Link: All Indexes for the Booklets
They contain all sorts of newspaper articles:
Birth, Death, Marriages, Funeral & Burial Announcements and Accidents
For access: Family Search: Use this link Or search using the info below
Log into your account: Search, Catalog, Enter 'Woofinden'
in the Author Slot, Big Piney Examiner will be listed.
Deaths & Obituaries
FS: Filmed Obituaries: These are Newspaper Clippings
Please use this link for the films below
Obituary file index, Aaby - Horne 1966-1990 - Film 1064502
Obituary file index, Horvath - Ricca 1966-1990, Film 1064503
Obituary file index, Riccardi - Zygmanki 1966-1990, Film 1064504 - Item 1
More Obituaries & Death Notices
Obituaries: Genealogy Bank and NewsBank
There is an GB Database on FS, I did 2 years of gleans:
2001 & 2002 [Includes Oct - Dec 2022] ~ I no longer have a Sub for GB, but a lot of those gleans are in the
NewsBank Digital Newspapers: So ask for Lookups, we might get Lucky ~ Contact: Martha
Then, I did a glean from NewsBank for January 2003 - September 2022
Funky, but they may be clues...
Use the Links on the Chart Below to find Time Frames of Interest
|St Louis, MN, Obits, Feb 2003 - Oct 2007
|St Louis, MN, Obits, Oct 2007 - Jan 2010
|St Louis, MN, Obits, Jan 2010 - Mar 2012
|St Louis, MN, Obits, Mar 2012 - May 2013
|St Louis, MN, Obits, Jul 2013 - Mar 2015
|St Louis, MN, Obits, Mar 2015 - May 2017
|St Louis, MN, Obits, May 2017 - Jan 2019
|St Louis, MN, Obits, Feb 2019 - Mar 2020
|St Louis, MN, Obits, Mar 2020 - Mar 2022
|St Louis, MN, Obits, Mar 2020 - Sep 2022
The links go to the NewsBank Newspapers, if you have an account, feel free to continue,
But if you do not, then send me a note with the info of interest and I will get the article.
Other Obituary Databases: All with a connecton to Minnesota
Obituaries [Heritage Hub, etc] for the other MN Counties I host:
Blue Earth ~ Brown ~ Hennepin ~ Watonwan
California, Oakland, Alameda Co., Newspaper Record Collection, 1985-2011
The images are available on Family Search, Sign in for access.
Here is a set of resources for Oakland, Alameda Co., CA
Obituaries: 1865 > 2006 [POB: Blue Earth, Carlton, Dakota, Hennepin & St Louis Co's, MN]
Obituaries: American Historical Society German's from Russia, 1899-2012
[FS Searchable database with Newspaper Clippings]
Here is the WebSite for the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
There were a lot of Obits & Death Notices found in the old St Louis GW Files.
Obituary Transcriptions - Obituary Lookups[Old]
Note: Some of the Names on the 'Old Lookups' Page can be found on Heritage Hub.
I will try and find them: Contact: Martha
'Old St Louis Files'
Newspaper Clippings: Articles ~Death Notices ~ Marriages and Obituaries
Below is the list with Surnames and Links:
Truelsen, Henry - Series of Obituaries
Smith, G O ~ Musolf, H A ~ Thompson, H
Carlson, J I
Mayor's Article: Cullum, Haven, Mc Cuen, Prince - Pictures: D'Autremont, Ensign, Graves, Hugo, Miller, Truelsen
Obits: Hjelm, A ~ Johnson, B L ~ Nankervis, Jas [Mrs]  ~ Dryer, D ~ Erickson, E ~ Rockwell, E
Truelson, Henry [Article]
Gouze, J ~ Gouze, J [Mrs] ~ Christensen, L ~ Christensen, M ~ Grams, M ~ Lepak, M ~ Musolf, M ~ Truelsen, H Jr [Marriage]
Jackson, P ~ Spence, R J ~ Foster, T P ~ [Article] ~ Truelsen - Christensen [Marriage]
Minnesota Historical Society ~ Minnesota Online Death Index
Canadian Vital Records & Resources
Use this link to find Canadian Resources on Family Search [FS Wiki]
Canadian Digital Newspapers ~ Canadian Digital Archives ~ Canadian Genealogy
There is a website dedicated to Canadian Obits from local papers.
Please use this link
The Cemeteries of St Louis County:
Billion Graves & Find~A~Grave ~ Minnesota Veteran's Grave Registry
USGenWeb Archives - St Louis County ~ Minnesota Association of Cemeteries ~ Cemetery Locations
There were a lot of old Cemetery Transcriptons done many years ago.
Each link below goes to a searchable pdf file
Calvary Cemetery Duluth, MN
Cedar Valley Cemetery Cedar Valley Twp, St Louis, MN
Floodwood Cemetery Floodwood Twp, St Louis, MN
2nd file for Floodwood
Forest Hill Cemetery Van Buren Twp, St Louis, MN
Hibbing Cemetery Hibbing, Minnesota
Hope Lutheran Cemetery Floodwood Twp, St Louis, MN
Little Fork Cemetery Field Twp, St Louis Co., MN
Normana Cemetery Duluth, MN
Polish Catholic Cemetery Duluth, MN
Riverview Cemetery Ellsburg Twp., St Louis, MN
St. Joseph's of Gnesen Church Cemetery Duluth, MN
St. Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery Duluth, MN
Willow Valley Cemetery Willow Valley Twp, St Louis, MN
"The Fine Print"
County Coordinator: Martha A C 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 St Louis 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.
Site Updated: 12 August 2023
Online Continuously since 1997
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