Follow Friday: Minnesota Official Marriage System

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Follow Friday: Minnesota Official Marriage System

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!

By |27 Aug 2010|marriage records|Comments Off on Follow Friday: Minnesota Official Marriage System

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Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”