RECORDS SEARCH: In order for this office to complete a search of our records for you,
please complete a records search application form which can be found by clicking on Records Search Application or upon request, we can mail you an application form.
BIRTH RECORDS: Our birth records begin in the late 1880's. Since our birth records are mixed with some confidential records, our birth records are not open to the public. However, the office staff will perform basic searches at no cost upon receipt of a completed records search application form. Non-certified copies are $13.00 and any additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $9.00.
DEATH RECORDS: Our death records begin in 1891 and are open to the public. Non-certified copies are $13.00 and any additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $6.00.
MARRIAGE RECORDS: Our marriage records begin in 1891. Please be aware that in Minnesota the marriage record is filed in the county where the marriage license was obtained, not necessarily the county where the marriage ceremony took place. The Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS), is a good place to begin your search if you are uncertain as to where the marriage license was obtained. The cost of a marriage certificate is $9.00. Additional copies of the same record may be ordered at the same time at a cost of $9.00 each.
NATURALIZATION RECORDS: Our naturalization records begin in 1891. The cost of a naturalization record is $9.00.
ADOPTION, DIVORCE, AND PROBATE: Records for adoption, divorce and probate are filed in the Lake County Court Administration Department. That office can be reached by calling (218) 834-8330.
Listed below are several links that you may find beneficial
in assisting with your genealogy search:
Lake County Historical Society
Ironworld Discovery Center
The Iron Range Research Center contains one of the largest collections of genealogical and local history research materials in the Upper Midwest and includes census, naturalization records, passenger arrival records, mining company newsletters, and a survey of Women in Industry taken in 1919, among many others. The reference book collection, maps, photographs, oral histories and microfilmed newspapers are a gold mine of information for genealogists, historians, scholars and students.
Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS)
The Minnesota Official Marriage System (MOMS) is an online service designed for the general public to search and locate official marriage information and to be directed to the county which holds the custodial marriage record.
Two Harbors Public Library - The local library has an Archives Room containing scrapbooks, history & local newspapers that date back to the 1890's.