Friday, October 8, 2010

Minnesota Marriage Index

A new Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS) is now making good headway. Although it is described as a work in progress, it seems to be well on its way to completion. It is intended to be a state wide index that is the front end for online ordering of the marriage certificates. The index seems to be flexible and in itself contains much genealogical information.  My own quick exploration was limited to Hennepin and Nicollet Counties. Based on the several searches I conducted it appears the coverage extends forward in time until it overlaps with the Minnesota Marriage Collection, 1958-2001 already online at Ancestry.com. I also found some records from the last quarter of the 19th Century. A more compete description of the project has been prepared by Park Books and can be found at "Minnesota Marriages Records"

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