Hennepin County, Minnesota

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Hello, my name is Martha and I will be your guide to resources for Hennepin County
My thanks to Claudia for all the great work she has done on Hennepin County.

I do not live in Minnesota, but have roots deep in her soil.
However, if I can,
I'll be happy to try and direct you to where information might be found.
We have several great volunteers on the Lookups Page that will are willing to do research or lookup information in resources available to them.
There are also many contributed records on some of our pages.
Please take a look around, send me your feedback with any ideas and of course contributions.

Questions? Send 'em along- Martha

"Side Notes"

If you can't find something, check the "Odds & Ends" Page.
If you still can't find what you are seeking, send me a note.
Hennepin County Neighbors:
Wright ~ Carver ~ Scott ~ Dakota ~ Anoka
Ramsey [St Paul]


This Engine will search all of the MNGenWeb

Hennepin County Townships
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Interactive Map of Minnesota [1916]


Interested in another Minnesota County?
Here is the List of Counties.

Towns Settled in 1862

Miscellaneous Biographies
Hennepin County Biographies
Note: The site linked above is old and has not been updated
Historical Biographies

Family Lore or Biographies to Share?
Send 'em along in pdf format.
Questions? Send me a note

Site Updated: 2 December 2018

Contact: Martha
Online Continuously since 1996

Hennepin County was named after Father Louis Hennepin, a Catholic friar of Belgian birth and an explorer in the service of France.
Father Hennepin named the falls of the Mississippi "St. Anthony" after his patron saint, Anthony of Padua.
Father Hennepin, in 1683, published his memoirs of the exploration in a publication,
Description of Louisiana, Newly Discovered of the Southwest of New France
Father Louis Hennepin

Native Americans ~ Wiki +
Additional History which includes the Dakota Wars
There are 11 federally recognized Tribes in Minnesota
A search on the Archive.org Site shows these results.

News Article: Burial Mounds
U.S.,Records Related to Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee by Guion Miller, 1908-1910

Hennepin Township Histories and Biographies
Hennepin County Bios [Genealogy Trails]

Biographies from Online Books
Compendium of History & Biography
Carver & Hennepin Counties, Minnesota
Holcomb & Bingham [1915]
Index is here. ~ Read or Download here.
History of The City of Minneapolis
Parts I & II
Isaac Atwater, 1893
Munsell & Co., NY
Index is here ~ Read or Download here
Other Histories can be found here.


"What's New"
US Post Master Appointments, 1832-1971
US Naturalization Records, 1840 - 1957
These records are for women who married Alien's and lost their Citizenship. When the relationship was terminated, they could apply for Citizenship under an Act passed in 1936.

Canada, Obituary Collection, 1898-2018 [Anc] Updated
There is a website dedicated to Canadian Obits from local papers.
Please use this link.

US Obituaries, American His. Soc. of Germans from Russia,

"The Fine Print"

Hennepin County Coordinator: Martha A Crosley Graham

Co-State Coordinators: Shirley Cullum & Tim Stowell

Assistant State Coordinator: Karen De Groote
For information about adopting a Minnesota County, please contact Shirley or 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 Hennepin 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.