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Helping people find their Anoka County Minnesota Ancestors.

Anoka County Cemeteries

Choose one cemetery on CD - $10.00/$12.50 mailed  - Purchase the entire 40 cemeteries on 2 CD's for $35.00 $37.50 mailed

This update includes everyone known by church or cemetery record to be buried before 1999 in the following cemeteries.  The CD also contains photographs of headstones found in the cemetery. 

Anoka State Hospital - Anoka (photo's not included)

Cedar - Andover, Mn

Constance Cemetery - Andover

East Bethel - East Bethel

Old Bethel - East Bethel

Episcopal/Holy Trinity Unitarian - Fridley

Fridsborg - East Bethel

Garden of Hope - Ramsey

Glen Cary Lutheran - Ham Lake

Incarnation Cemetery - Lino Lakes

Joyce Chapel (Coon Rapids United Methodist Church)

Lakeview - Burns

Linwood - Linwood

Methodist Cemetery - Lino Lakes

Morningside (photo's not included) - Coon Rapids

Oakview - St. Francis

Oak Hill - Ham Lake

Oak Leaf - East Bethel

Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Ham Lake

Pierce Cemetery - Oak Grove

Ramsey/Foster Cemetery - Ramsey

Soderville/Ham Lake Cemetery - Ham Lake

Staples Cemetery - Andover

St. Genevieve Cemetery - Centerville

St. Patrick Church - Oak Grove

St. Peter & Paul - Fridley

St. John's (aka Twin Lake)- Burns Township (Nowthen)

Trott Brook Cemetery - Ramsey

West Oak Grove - Oak Grove

Sacred Heart Polish – Fridley

St. Joseph – Lino Lakes

Twitchell – Lino Lakes

Victor Hill Cemetery – Linwood

Forest Hill – Anoka

Oakwood Cemetery – Anoka 

Epiphany – Coon Rapids 



2135 – 3rd Ave., North, Anoka, MN 55303   or email:  for more details

Anoka County Death Index

Anoka County History Center has extensive obituary files from 1869 to the present.  This is a start to a master index of all the Obituary files.  If you would like copies of the obituaries please contact us at  or come to the History Center and we will help you to find them.

The obituaries are in 3 different formats depending on the years that they were collected.

1869-1974 are indexed in BINDERS. The master index lists the dates of the binder and the page number within that range. They are usually together by decade.  Some binders have a copy of the obituary and some are only references to newspapers that are available on microfilm at the history center.

1975 - present  are on index cards in alphabetical order in a CARD FILE or copied into a 3 ring binder by year.

Oversized obituaries are filed in MANUSCRIPT FILE by folder (A, B, C, D) and page number

Death Index

Probate Records
ACGS has the original probate records through 1920. For copies please contact us at:  Cost is determined by the number of pages copied. Check online index and request records by name and Case number. 

 Pioneer & Early Settler Certificate


**Pioneer Certificate application     **Early Settler application


The Anoka County Genealogical Society will issue Pioneer certificates to descendants of  Anoka County pioneers.  These certificates will be presented to anyone proving direct descent from any person settling in Anoka County by 1876.


An Early Settler certificate will be issued to anyone proving direct descent from any any person settling in Anoka County between 1877-1900.  


The certificates are 8 1/2 x 11 and are suitable for framing.  They are an asset to anyone's family records.  The cost of each certificate is $5.00.


To obtain an Anoka County Pioneer/Early Settler certificate, an applicant must prove descent by an official record or acceptable source of proof. (Census record, birth cert, land deed etc)  The applicant need not live in Anoka County at the present time.


If you have more than one Anoka County pioneer ancestor, you may wish to order a certificate for each one. 


Anoka County Genealogical Society

2135 - 3rd Ave. North

Anoka, Minnesota 55303.


Print application and mail to the above address with your check or money order and supporting documentation.

There must be a separate application filled out for every certificate desired.

Civil War Soldiers Records 

Pensioners on the Roll as of January 1, 1883 - Anoka County


The Anoka County Historical Society has information on the Civil War soldiers from Anoka County in their research library along with considerable detail on the  "2nd Minnesota Battery."  Please contact the Historical Society at the History Center & Library on how to obtain the information.


The Anoka Civil War Soldiers Database is now available on the computers at the Anoka History Center!

This database contains the names of 665 men who lived in Anoka County, Champlin, or Dayton, before or after the Civil War and served at least three months.  It will detail the vital information known about the man, including birth, marriage, and death dates, as well as information about his profession, family, and life after the war.  The database is a work in progress, but when completed will include links to obituaries, death records, enlistment records, and other primary sources on the men, many of the documents from the collections of the Anoka History Center and the Minnesota Historical Society.

This database was created to honor the men of Anoka County who served the United States through the bloodiest war in American history during the 150th anniversary of the conflict.  If you know of any soldiers or sailors missed in the database, or are willing to provide further information on a family member, please contact Kerri Teske at

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