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Gale Family Library

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



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Library Hours

Tuesday: 9am - 8pm
Wed-Sat: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Holiday Hours

Using the Library

Collections Online Minnesota History Timeline Timepieces

Catalog Search
Research Collections

Attend a Library Class

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

Offered every Saturday (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.



Topics on Family History Classes:

Offered about once per month, these classes delve deeper into genealogy subjects. Each class focuses upon a different type of source material and/or a different aspect of the family history research process.


  • On Granddad’s Trail: Getting the Most out of Your Research Trip
    Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10-12:30
    Cost: $32 ($28 MNHS/MGS members), pre-registration is required
    Research trips can be one of the highlights of your genealogy efforts. This class focuses on making your trip more enjoyable and rewarding. Good planning is the key. Learn how to best plan your activities before the trip, during the trip and after you com home, and get the most out of your visits to cemeteries, relatives houses, courthouses, archives and libraries. For more information and to register, please see the Library Classes section of the MNHS online ticketing system.


    Instructor bio: The class is taught by Tom Rice, a board-certified genealogist, professional genealogy researcher and past director of the Minnesota Genealogy Society.