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'
Contact: Martha

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

Minnesota Birth Files 1990-2020: Reclaim the Records
The files are in csv format
Uploaded in 2023
Please use this Link
If you wish to look at other MN County Birth Records, Please Use This Link

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 ~ "Collections" for Minnesota Neighboring States
Iowa ~ North Dakota ~ South Dakota ~ Wisconsin
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.
Contact: Martha

Updated Obituaries for 2023
Dates: 2000 - December 2023

The J R Nieves Legacy Collection of Obituary Indexes
This is the link for all of the United States
This is the Link for St Louis County
This is the link for Minnesota
This is the link for Countries of the World

Heritage Hub is available through some Public Libraries and may have Obituaries from the above Collection.
Check your local library under either 'Digital Databases or Resources' - it takes a Library Card for Access

Other Obituary Databases: All with a connecton to Minnesota

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] [3] ~ Dryer, D ~ Erickson, E ~ Rockwell, E

Truelson, Henry [Article]
Gouze, J ~ Gouze, J [Mrs] ~ Christensen, L ~ Christensen, M [2]~ Grams, M ~ Lepak, M ~ Musolf, M ~ Truelsen, H Jr [Marriage]

Jackson, P ~ Spence, R J ~ Foster, T P ~ [Article] ~ Truelsen - Christensen [Marriage]

Obit Odds
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
People Legacy ~ American Cemeteries

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: 16 May 2024
Online Continuously since 1997
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