Welcome to the Minnesota Obituary Links Page

Welcome to the Minnesota obituaries page, where you will find links, databases, and resources that will help you find obituaries and vital records related information. If you are looking to find a copy of a specific obituary, biographic/public records data, or a copy of the official death certificate from person who died in Minnesota, then please follow the following steps:


1 Search the Local Newspapers Archives
Once you have the name, place, and date of death then you can search the local newspapers archives for a copy of the obituary posting. You can access our free list of all the newspapers and their obituary sections for the state of Minnesota.
2 Search other Free and Paid Resources
If you do not want to search the local newspapers, then we recommend the following resources and companies, who can provide this information. Many offer both free and paid services which can you help you find obituary and biographic information.
3 Get an Official Death Certificate
If you are looking for an official copy of a death certificate then please read the specific instructions of how to order death certificates.
4 Further Genealogical Research
If you are a genealogist, we also have aggregated a list of genealogy resources by state. You can try these genealogy focused resources, which are organized by county and state.

Search Tools and Resources

Instruction for obtaining a copy of a Minnesota Death Certificate

To order Death Certificates you can contact the Minnesota Department of Vital Records which is listed below. If you want to order online you can use the following link to order a death certificate.

Death Certificate for Minnesota

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $13.00

Office of the State Registrar
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64499
St Paul, MN 55164

Remarks: Office of the State Registrar has death records on file from January 1908 to current. Copies of earlier records may be obtained from Local Registrar in county where event occurred. Additional copies of the death record when ordered at the same time are $6.00 each.

Directory of Minnesota Obituary and Genealogy Resource Links
Below are obituary resource links organized by county. Please contact us if you would like to add your site.

Looking for the obituary section for a local newspaper? Please search through our full list of Minnesota Newspapers and access their online obituary sections. Click here to access Minnesota Newspapers.
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Minnesota Obituary Archives Search Engine
Southeast Minnesota Obituary Index Search Engine
Minnesota Obituary and Death Notices Archive
Minnesota Cemetery Inscriptions Search Engine
Honor Students Archive - Minnesota Students
North States Obituaries Search Engine
Minnesota Death Index 1907-1996
Minnesota Sun Newspaper Obituary Search (covers 37 local papers)
Northwestern Minnesota (Fargo Forum Archives)
Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index, Select Counties

Aitkin Co.

Aitkin County Birth Index
Aitkin County Death Index
Aitkin County Marriage Index
Aitkin County Obituaries
Aitkin County Cemetery Inscriptions

Anoka Co.

Anoka County Obituary Search Engine
Anoka County Union
Coon Rapids Herald
Blaine-Spring Lake Park Life
The Minnesota Sun

Becker Co.

Becker County Obituary Search Engine

Blue Earth Co.

Blue Earth County Obituary Search Engine

Brown Co.

Brown County Obituary Search Engine
New Ulm Journal
Registered Births of Brown County

Carlton Co.

Cloquet Pine Knot Obituaries and Search Engine
Northland Funeral Home Obituaries
Death Index Dec. 1870 - Jul. 1876
Carlton County Death Index Aug. 1876-Dec. 1881
Death Index Oct. 1881 - Sept. 1882

Carver Co.

Chanhassen Villager Obituaries - Search Engine - link fixed!
Chaska Herald Obituaries - Search Engine - link fixed!

Chisago Co.

Chisago County Obituary Search Engine
Post City Obituaries - Archive

Cottonwood Co.

Cottonwood County Citizen - link fixed!

Crow Wing Co.

Pine River Journal
Brainerd Dispatch Obituaries - Search Engine

Dakota Co.

Apple Valley Sun Current Obituaries
Burnsville Sun Current Obituaries
Eagan Sun Current Obituaries
Inver Grove Heights Sun Current Obituaries
Lakeville Sun Current Obituaries
Mendota Heights Sun Current Obituaries
Rosemount Sun Current Obituaries
South St. Paul Sun Current Obituaries
West St. Paul Sun Current Obituaries

Douglas Co.

Echo Press Online - link fixed!

Faribault Co.

Faribault County Obituary Search Engine
Faribault County Register Obituaries

Fillmore Co.

Fillmore County Obituary Search Engine
Spring Valley Tribune, News-Record, and Republican-Leader

Freeborn Co.

Albert Lea Tribune - link fixed!

Goodhue Co.

Goodhue County Obituary Search Engine
Kenyon Leader Obituaries - Search Engine
Cannon Falls Beacon Obituaries
Red Wing Republican Leader Death Notices - Search Engine

Hennepin Co.

Star Tribune Obituaries and Archives
Star Tribune Obituary Classifieds Search Engine
Eden Prairie News
Minneapolis North High Alumni "Polar" Obituaries
Bloomington Sun Obituaries
Brooklyn Center Sun Post Obituaries
Brooklyn Park Sun Post Obituaries
Crystal Sun Post Obituaries
Eden Prairie Sun Current Obituaries
Eden Prairie News Obituaries - Search Engine
Edina Sun Current Obituaries
Excelsior Sun Sailor Obituaries
Golden Valley Sun Post Obituaries
Hopkins Sun Sailor Obituaries
Long Lake Sun Sailor Obituaries
Minnetonka Sun Sailor Obituaries
New Hope Sun Post Obituaries
Orono Sun Sailor Obituaries
Plymouth Sun Sailor Obituaries
Richfield Sun Current Obituaries
Robbinsdale Sun Post Obituaries
South Crow River News Obituaries (Corcoran, Medina, and Loretto)
St. Louis Park Sun Sailor Obituaries
Shorewood Sun Sailor Obituaries
Wayzata Sun Sailor Obituaries

Houston Co.

La Crescent Obituaries

Hubbard Co.

Hubbard County Obituaries
Hubbard County Obituaries II
Hubbard County Deaths
Hubbard County Marriages

Isanti Co.

Isanti County Obituary Search Engine
County News Obituaries

Itasca Co.

Itasca County Obituary Search Engine
Herald-Review Obituaries

Jackson Co.

Jackson County Pilot

Kandiyohi Co.

West Central Tribune Obituaries Search - link fixed!

Lac Qui Parle Co.

Yellow Medicine Births 187?-189?
Lac Qui Parle County Death Records
Death Records 1880-1898

Lyon Co.

Lyon County Obituary Search Engine

McLeod Co.

Howard Lake Herald and Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal Archives
Hutchinson Leader Obituaries - Search Engine

Mille Lacs Co.

Mille Lacs County Times
Princeton Union-Eagle Death Notices

Morrison Co.

Morrison County Record - Article Search

Mower Co.

Austin Daily Herald

Nobles Co.

Worthington Daily Globe Obituaries - Search Archives

Norman Co.

Pre-1900 Deaths from Flom Township
Norman County Obituary Indices
Norman County Obits 1885-1929
Norman County Obits 1930-1942
Norman County Obits 1943-1951
Norman County Obits 1952-1963
Norman County Obits 1964-1973
Norman County Obits 2000-2001

Olmsted Co.

Rochester Post-Bulletin - Archives
Rochester Post-Bulletins Obituary Search Engine
Vine Funeral Home Records Search Engine
Search the Rochester Death Records Index

Otter Tail Co.

Otter Tail County Obituary Search Engine
Fergus Falls Journal Obituaries
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home Obituaries
The Perham LakeSurfer Obituaries - Archive Search

Pennington Co.

Thief River Falls Times Obituaries (Current)
Thief River Falls Times and Northern Watch Obituary Search Engine
Johnson-Green Funeral Home Obituaries

Pine Co.

Pine City Pioneer Obituaries
Miscellaneous Pine County Obituaries I
Miscellaneous Pine County Obituaries II
Miscellaneous Pine County Obituaries III

Pipestone Co.

The Pipestone County Star Obituaries
Pipestone County Obituaries
Pipestone County Birth Notices
Pipestone County Marriage Index
Pipestone County Marriages
Pipestone County Deaths
Pipestone County Cemetery Inscriptions

Pope Co.

Pope County Tribune Obituaries - Archive Search

Ramsey Co.

St. Paul Pioneer Planet

Red Lake Co.

St. Joseph's Cemetery of Red Lake Falls (Inscriptions)
Johnson-Green Funeral Home Obituaries

Rice Co.

Faribault Daily News Obituaries
Rice County, Minnesota Births, 1870-74

Rock Co.

Rock County Star Herald Obituaries

Scott Co.

Jordan Independent - Search Engine - link fixed!
Prior Lake American Obituaries - Search Engine
Scott County Obituaries
Savage Pacer Obituaries - Search Engine
Shakopee Valley News Obituaries - Search Engine

Stearns Co.

Stearns County Obituary Search Engine
The Paynesille Press Obituaries
St. Cloud Times Online Obituaries & Search Engine
The Albany Enterprise Obituaries
Sauk Centre Herald Obituaries
The Melrose Beacon Obituaries

Steele Co.

Owatonna People's Press Obituaries

St. Louis Co.

St. Louis County Obituary Search Engine
Iron Range Research Center Obituary/Cemetery Search
Duluth News-Tribune Obituaries
The Budgeteer News
Mesabi Daily News Obituaries and Search Engine
Proctor Journal Obituaries
The Ely Echo Obituaries - Search Engine
St. Louis County Obituary Index

Todd Co.

Todd County Obituary Search Engine
Long Prairie Leader - link fixed!

Wadena Co.

Wadena County Obituaries
Wadena County Death Index
Wadena Pioneer Journal Obituaries - Search Engine

Washington Co.

The Times

Wilkin Co.

Wilkin County Obituaries

Winona Co.

Winona Daily News Obituaries and Search Engine
Winona County, Minnesota Census, 1920

Wright Co.

Monticello Times
Annandale Advocate Obituaries

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