Murray County Minnesota
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The Murray County Historical Museum located in Slayton, Minnesota has a growing family history and research section. The following material is available to the public. Research assistance is available at a small fee.

Newspapers on microfilm and hard copy:


Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Holidays

P.O. Box 61
2480 29th Street
Slayton, Minnesota 56172
PHONE: 507-836-6533

Please call for special arrangements or tours.

Murray County Vital Statistics

Murray County Vital Records, P.O. Box 57, Slayton, Minnesota 56172 or the call the Murray County Court House at
507-836-6148 Extension 149.
Birth Certificate $16.00
Death Certificate $13.00
Marriage Certificate $8.00

A recent news release states that as of August 1, 2000, all persons requesting certified birth or death certificates from a Minnesota county recorder's office (or equivalent) will be required to fill out an affidavit. If the request is mailed, notarization will be required. The individual will be required to show proof of identity when coming in person. This is a new state law to help cut down on fraud.

Vital records in Minnesota begin with the origination of a given county, generally around 1870. However, many vital records were not recorded during those early years. Birth and death records are held at the county courthouse in the county where the event occurred.

Duplicate copies of birth records since 1900 and death records since 1908 from all Minnesota counties are held at the

Minnesota Department of Health
Section of Vital Statistics Registration
717 Delaware Street, SE
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440

Marriage records generally begin with the formation of the county where the marriage occurred and remain at the county level in the county courthouse.


Murray County Libraries

Slayton Public Library
Slayton, MN 56172
Fulda Memorial Library
Fulda, MN 56131

Murray County Newspapers

Fulda Free Press
118 N St. Paul Ave
Fulda, MN 56131

Murray County News
2627 Broadway Ave
Slayton, MN 56172

2734 Broadway Ave
Slayton, MN 56172

Funeral Homes

Chandler Funeral Association
RFD Box 132
Chandler, MN 56122

Totzke Funeral Home
602 St. Paul Ave. N.
Fulda, MN 56131

Totzke Funeral Home
2100 Broadway Ave.
Slayton, MN 56172

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