Historical Data Vital Statistics

MOMS® Minnesota Official Marriage System 

There is a statewide index available online MOMS® Minnesota Official Marriage System that can assist you in locating where a marriage license was issued in Minnesota (except Washington and Scott County).
Marriage records starting at 1858 and ending at 1950 are available at:
Wright County Historical Society (WCHS)
 2001 Highway 25 North
 Buffalo, MN 55313
Phone: 763.682.7323


You are welcome to come into our office and search family histories within Wright County (Birth, Death and Marriage) or we will search for you at a fee of $20 per hour.  

Records Available in our office

  • Birth records start at 1871
  • Death records start at 1871
  • Marriage records start at 1950

Birth certificates 1935 to current and death certificates 1997 to current are generated electronically from the Minnesota Department of Health. You do not need to go to the individual’s county of birth or death to acquire these certificates. Any questions concerning acquiring records prior to these dates please call our office at Phone: 763.682.7357 or the Minnesota Department of Health at Phone: 651.201.5961.

If you were not born in Minnesota, see the 
National Center for Health Statistics for more information about ordering a birth certificate from another state.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health for more information.