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Vital Records

The Washington County Government Center has
 information on births, deaths, marriages (1870-present)
 and amendments to death records. 

There are fees to get copies:
marriage records are $9
non-certified death certificates are $13.00 (at MNHS these are $0.35)
birth certificates are $26.00, but I am not able to get these, as I do not have a "tangible interest"

Link to page on Vital Records


The Stillwater License Center has birth certificates for those born after 1935.
The cost of a certified copy is $13.00 and each additional certified

copy for the same birth is $7.00. An uncertified copy for a
birth certificate is $10.00. The requester will be asked to show
ID and complete an application form for the birth certificate and the

requester must have tangible interest to obtain certified copies (therefore I cannot get them for you).
Link to Stillwater License Center info



Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Blvd. West
St. Paul, MN 55102





death certificates for all of MN - years 1904-2001 ($0.35/per copy) (MNHS charges $9.00...)
obituaries from MN newspapers ($0.35/per copy)
birth certificates for all of MN - years 1900-1934 (these are $9.00/each)

 It is extremely helpful for me if included in your list of lookups for death and birth certificates is the CERTIFICATE ID #.

This can be obtained from the MNHS website here.  When you look up a person you will get the ID in the form of YEAR-MN-#####.

Just give me the year and ID, (ex. 1973-16543).


Copies of death certificates and obituaries are $0.35 each.  Birth certificates are $9.00 each (information can be copied for free though).  Anything else, please ask.

I am currently not doing any lookups at MNHS, sorry!



Woodbury Heritage Society
8301 Valley Creek Road
Woodbury, MN 55125

John Seemann at (651) 738-3675 or research room at (651) 714-3564

Woodbury Heritage Society site

link on city page once taken to this page, scroll down to the "Woodbury Heritage Society" section


Minnesota Genealogy Center
5768 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55422

(763) 595-9347

link to Minnesota Genealogy Center (I do not visit here)


Afton Historical Museum
3165 St. Croix Trail South
Afton, MN 55002
(651) 436-3500

Afton Historical Museum

Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN 55082

(651) 439-6233

Courthouse link


Washington County Historical Society 
Research room & collections
602 North Main Street
Stillwater, MN 55082



Stillwater Library St. Croix Collection
located at Stillwater library
information desk (651) 439-1675 ext.11


newspapers I can look up on microfilm:

Stillwater Courier News (1988-May 2009)

Marine Messenger (May 14, 1975-May 14, 1986)

Stillwater Prison Mirror (Aug. 10, 1887-Dec. 17, 1982)

St. Croix Union (Oct. 23, 1854-Nov. 13, 1857) (missing some dates)

Stillwater Daily Sun (Sept. 12, 1881-Jun. 4, 1884) (missing some dates)

Stillwater Democrat (Dec. 11, 1858- Jul. 2, 1891) (missing some dates)

*Stillwater Gazette Weekly (Aug. 6, 1870-June 27, 1957)

*Stillwater Daily Gazette (Aug. 25, 1884-June 30, 2009)

Stillwater Lumberman (Apr. 23, 1875-Dec. 30, 1881) (missing some dates)

Stillwater Messenger (Sept. 17, 1856-Feb. 22, 1928)

Stillwater Post Messenger (Feb. 29 1928-Aug. 31, 1950)

Stillwater Republican (Mar. 18, 1868-Dec. 8, 1870)

Stillwater Trade News (Mar. 14, 1930-Dec. 25, 1931) 

Stillwater News (Jan. 1, 1932-Aug. 20, 1943)

Washington County Journal (Mar. 3, 1893-Oct. 11, 1918)

Washington County Post (Mar. 11, 1920-Feb. 24, 1928)

Washington County Naturalization Records

Wardens Record Book Stillwater MN Prison 1853-1879

Washington County Clerk of Court Birth Record Indexes 1870-1981

Parish of St. Michael Baptismal Register 1853-1948

Parish of St. Michael Baptismal Register 1948-1992

Parish of St. Michael Marriage Register 1852-1992

Parish of St. Michael Death Register 1943-1992

Church of St. Charles Bayport Baptismal Register 1943-1993

Church of St. Charles Bayport Marriage Register 1943-1993

Church of St. Charles Bayport Death Register 1943-1993

Church of St. Mary Stillwater Baptismal Register 1865-1992

Church of St. Mary Stillwater Marriage Register 1865-1992

Church of St. Mary Stillwater Death Register 1865-1992

Parish of St. Joseph Stillwater Baptismal Register 1853-1958

Parish of St. Joseph Stillwater MarriageRegister 1853-1958

Parish of St. Joseph Stillwater Death Register 1914-1958

Stillwater City Directories 1890-1931

White Bear Lake St. Croix Valley Press (Jan. 1, 1986-Dec. 25, 2008)




Funeral Homes in Washington County


Bradshaw Funeral Home
2800 Curve Crest Blvd.
Stillwater, MN

(651) 439-5511


Simonet Funeral Home
6429 Osgood Ave. North
Oak Park Heights
, MN

(651) 439-7770


Wulff Woodbury Funeral Home
2195 Woodland Drive
Woodbury, MN

(651) 738-9615


Forest Lake Funeral Service (Mattson's)
343 North Shore Drive
Forest Lake, MN
(651) 464-3556


Kok Funeral Home
1201 Portland Ave.
St. Paul Park, MN 55071

(651) 459-2875


Miscellaneous links


Illinois Cemetery Project (with links to projects for Alabama, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia)


***Surnames RISCH and DORNFELD***
Descendants of Johann Wilhelm Risch and Fredericke Auguste Vogel


Neighboring County-St. Croix County, WI

St. Croix County, WI Vital Records link

UW-River Falls Archives
there are many resources and records available here, including St. Croix County Vital Statistics:
St. Croix County birth certificates, 1852-1907; death certificates, 1877-1907; marriage certificates, 1855-1907.
Indexes: Pre-1907, statewide.





 last updated: April 2, 2013