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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2014 URL: http://libguides.mnhs.org/adoption Print Guide RSS Updates

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Research Options

  • Visit the MNHS Library
    Original materials, records, and newspapers on microfilm are available on site and reference staff can help with research.
  • MNHS Research Services
    Order copies of records, articles, or other specific materials from the MNHS collections.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    MNHS loans out most microfilm materials. Contact your local library for more information and assistance with this service.
  • Online Research
    Some items such as newspapers, articles, photos and objects are available online. Look for links within this guide.
  • Other Libraries
    Many books listed in the Secondary Sources page can be borrowed from other libraries.

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Overview

Finding information about adoptions can be one of the more challenging research tasks due to limited information and Minnesota Laws concerning adoption.  If the adoption occurred 100 years ago or earlier, the information is public; if the adoption occurred less than 100 years ago the records may be restricted.

Adoption resources housed in the Minnesota Historical Society collections include: 

 

MNHS Reference Staff

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MN Historical Society Library
345 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

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Guide Author

Tracey Baker
Head of Reference

Katie Jean Davey 
Reference Associate

Minnesota Historical Society Library • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
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