Vital Records

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

Vital Records

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:

More Resources

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 HistoryGrand GazetteMinnesota 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.

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