Gale Family Library

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

651-259-3300

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

Admission

Free
 
PARKING
$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.

 

DNA Basics for Family History Researchers

Date: Saturday, September 22, 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 how DNA testing can unlock your family history. This class will answer basic questions of who to test, what kind of DNA test to take, and which company to use. Plus for those who have already done a DNA test, learn how to make sense of ethnicity estimates and cousin match lists.

 
Instructor J.H. Fonkert is a board-certified genealogist, lecturer, researcher, and has his own research service, Four Generations Genealogy. He has been an instructor at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and his research and articles have appeared in numerous publications.
 
 

Genealogy 101

Date: Saturday, October 20, 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 basics of family history research from a professional genealogist. This course will cover how to get started, what types of information to look for, where to search, and more. Students will be able to start their research during class.
 
Instructor Mica Anders is a professional genealogist focusing on African American genealogy, Civil War records, and families from Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.
 
 

Exploring Ancestry.com

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Cost: $32 (MNHS members save 20%)

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

 
Explore the major features of Ancestry.com, including searching records, navigating public trees, using DNA resources, communicating with users, and how to get help when needed.
 
Instructor Lois Abromitis Mackin, Ph.D, is a professional genealogist focusing on American and English research and methodology and a past officer of the Minnesota Genealogical Society.
 
 

Munson and Anderson families in tree