Questions tagged [minnesota]

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Identifying Norwegian parents of Hulda Marie Olsen who was born 1892 in North Dakota?

I am trying to identify the parents of my paternal grandmother, Hulda Marie Olson/Olsen. From every census I have found, both parents come from Norway and I have seen her surname spelled as "Olsen" ...
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Would a private adoption in Minnesota's Swedish community in 1880 been handled by the Lutheran Church?

My mother's mother, first name Anna, was born in Minnesota (probably Frontenac) in 1879, and privately adopted by Solomon Long and Anna Lindberg, who lived in Princeton, Minnesota. Anna wasn't listed ...