Birth and Death Certificates
The Saint Paul Public Library does not have birth or death certificates in its collection.
To obtain copies of death certificates, contact:
Ramsey County Licenses, Permits & Records
- Birth and death records from 1870 to present (approximately) for Ramsey County
- Death records from 1997 to present for the entire state of Minnesota
Minnesota Historical People Records Search
- Copies of birth certificates and cards, 1900-1934 (some pre-1900 records are also available)
- Copies of death certificates and cards, 1904-2001
Ramsey County Licenses, Permits & Records, opens a new window
Birth, death, and marriage records for Ramsey County, MN.
Where to Write for Vital Records, opens a new window
A state-by-state listing of official resources for birth and death certificates.
If a date of death or birth is unknown, determine a date with:
- Deaths Recorded in St. Paul, Minnesota City Directories, 1888-1910
- People Records Search - Minnesota Historical Society (death records 1904-2001; birth records 1900-1934)
Obituaries and Death Notices
Information on finding obituaries and death notices -- in library resources, from other agencies, and online.
Items cataloged as Saint Paul (Minn.) - Biography
Items catalog as Minnesota - Biography
Minnesota & St. Paul Biography Clippings - Indexes early newspapers, Ramsey County History, Grand Gazette, Minnesota History, and other reference materials. Available at the George Latimer Central Library.
Index to Biography File Clippings -- (also known as "the morgue"). Covering 1910 - 1945. Clippings from the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch newspapers.