Welcome to Ramsey County

Finding Ancestors wherever their trails led with Genealogy Trails History Group

Minnesota Genealogy and History

Minnesota Genealogy and History
part of the Genealogy Trails Family

Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

This website is available for adoption!

We're looking for folks who share our dedication to keeping Genealogy free and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it.
If you are interested in joining our group by hosting one of the available county websites, view our Volunteer Page for further information about us.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

We welcome any information you may wish to provide for the free research of others.
So, dust off those old scrapbooks you have in your attic, dig out those old newspapers, or anything else you feel is of interest to this County, and send them our way. We are looking for obituaries, newspaper stories, biographies, Birth, Death and Marriage records, as well as interesting newspaper tidbits from years gone past - the items YOU used to put together your family trees. If you have information that you'd like to share with us on the history of this county and its people, please
send it to us and we'll make sure it gets posted online.

Email Me

We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for you.
All data we come across is added to this site, so please keep checking back!

County Information
An original county, it was created on October 27, 1849

Named for Alexander Ramsey, the first Minnesota territorial governor

It is the smallest county in Minnesota in terms of area, but the most densely populated.
The Mississippi River forms a municipal boundary on part of the city's west, southwest and southeast sides. Minneapolis, the state's largest city lies to the west; Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Roseville, and Maplewood are north; Maplewood is also to the east; the cities of West Saint Paul and South Saint Paul are to the south; and Lilydale, Mendota and Mendota Heights lie across the river from the city to the south. The city's largest lakes are Pig's Eye Lake, in the river, Lake Phalen, and Lake Como.

County Seat
St. Paul



White Bear Township

Arden Hills
Blaine (part)
Falcon Heights
Gem Lake
Little Canada
Mounds View
New Brighton

North Oaks
North St. Paul
St. Anthony (part)
St. Paul
Spring Lake Park (part)
Vadnais Heights
White Bear Lake (part)

 Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:

OBITS : Harriet Louise Gibbs, Kate Ellen Emerson, Mary Ann Marvin, Mary Louisa Findley, Joel Whitney

Prior Updates


Join our Genealogy Trails Upper Midwestern States Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.

For the Upper Midwest States of :
North Dakota -- South Dakota -- Minnesota -- Wisconsin -- Michigan

Adjacent Counties
* Anoka County (north)
Washington County (east)
Dakota County (south)
Hennepin County (west)

Genealogy Trails History Group

Finding Minnesota Ancestors with Genealogy Trails

Copyright ©Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.