Church Records

Church Record Resources

Church archives:
Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis - has microfilm copies of baptism, marriage, and death records for most parishes in the counties of Ramsey, Hennepin, Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Rice, Scott, Washington, and Wright. 

ELCA Regional Archives - The Region 3 Archives collection documents the full range of activities that marked the predecessor church bodies to the current Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and includes Minnesota and North and South Dakota.  More information can be found on their website.

Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church Archive holds the institutional records of the organization and its predecessor bodies, as well as records of Discontinued Congregations. 

Many churches  maintain their own archives of church records.  If you are not locating records in our Library, contact the church. 

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Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
Currently open by appointment only.