Today’s Follow Friday is a new (to me) database: the Minnesota Official Marriage System or MOMS. This is a nice complement to the Minnesota Birth Certificates Index and the Minnesota Death Certificates Index maintained by the Minnesota Historical Society and the databases at FamilySearch.

It’s only been up since March of 2010 and not all records for every county are available, but it looks good, particularly for 20th century records. I don’t have many relatives in Minnesota, but this is good to have in my back pocket.

But my mainstay still is the Minnesota Marriages db at FamilySearch. I found a Minnesota marriage that was right under my nose there: Mary Schumann and Christian Gross are married on 28 Feb 1893 at St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota. Yay!