Gale Family Library

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



Library Hours

Tuesday: 9 am-8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am-4 pm
Thursday: 9 am-4 pm
Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Holiday Hours


$6 per day

Using the Library

Collections OnlineTimepieces

Catalog Search
Research Collections

Attend a Library Class


"I'm New Here": An Introduction to the MN Historical Society Library

Date: Offered every Saturday 

Time: 9:15am to 10:15am

Cost: Free, no registration required


The Library contains an amazing array of sources for finding your family history; researching a term paper; looking into the history of your house, business, organization or neighborhood; or just finding out more about Minnesota's rich past and many cultures. Let our experts introduce you to this treasure trove of sources in our free class held each Saturday at the Minnesota History Center Library. You'll learn about our collections and get tips on how to use catalogs, request materials, and purchase copies of historic papers and photos.



Date: Saturday, January 12, 2018

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Cost: $32 (MNHS members save 20%)

Tickets: purchase online or call the Box Office (651-259-3015)


Learn the ins-and-outs of using, a family history website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As of 2018, the website has more than two billion digitized images and access is free. Learn how to find and use the site's many databases and research tools. Follow along as the instructor does a sample search and ask questions that relate to your own family history research.
Instructor Mary Wickersham is the past director of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and past president of the Irish Genealogical Society International. She has more than 12 years' experience as a professional genealogist and lecturer with a background in software and websites.

Preserve & Organize Your Family History Conference

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: $125 (MNHS members save 20%)

For more information--including a link to buy tickets online--visit the Conference's Event Page


Finding the Women in the Family

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2018

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Cost: $32 (MNHS members save 20%)

Tickets: purchase online or call the Box Office (651-259-3015)

The patriarchal nature of record-keeping can make researching women in family history a challenge. Explore ways to uncover the stories of sisters, aunts, mothers, and daughters using traditional family research methods as well as new methods like DNA testing. Bring a research problem or join others to think through their research problems in this working session.
Instructor Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG, is a professional genealogist, author, and professor at Walden University.

Munson and Anderson families in tree