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Gale Family Library

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102



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Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Holiday Hours



Using the Library

Collections Online Minnesota History Timeline Timepieces

Library Catalog Search
Research Materials

Library News

  • Interested in researching if, when, and how your ancestors became U.S. citizens? Join us on Sept. 13 for our first Topics on Family History class of the season: Citizenship Laws, Processes, and Records! More information on this and other genealogy classes can be found on our Attend a Library Class page.
  • The Minnesota Historical Society's website was just named one of the top 101 genealogy websites by Family Tree Magazine.  Among other things, they specifically mentioned our PeopleFinder tool, birth and death indexes, and House and Building History research guide. Thanks, Family Tree!
  • Did you know that both the Mall of America and the Minnesota History Center will be celebrating their 22nd birthdays this Fall? Come visit us on the History Center's second floor to learn more about the history of the largest shopping mall in America, and use our new Mall of America Research Guide to help guide your exploration!
  • World War I Disallowed Bonus Records are now indexed in our Collections Online system. The full records can be viewed onsite or copies can be ordered through our World War I Bonus Records Request research service.
  • The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the Legacy Research Fellowships. For more information about eligibility and the application process, please visit the Fellowship's informational webpage.