Gale Family Library

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



Library Hours

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


$6 per day

Using the Library

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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.


2016 - 2017 Topics on Family History Classes: Records for Research

Offered about once per month from Fall through Spring, 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. All library classes are held in the Fraternal Classroom, located off the Gale Family Library's lobby in the Minnesota History Center.

  • School Records--CANCELLED

    Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Time: 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

    Cost: $32 ($28 MNHS/MGS members)

    School records are kept every year and hold extensive details on relatives. Take a class on using school records in family history research, including private, public, religious, reform and ethnic historic school records.

    This class is taught by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA. Stuart-Warren works internationally in genealogical and historical research, and her specialties include unusual records, problem solving, major repositories and Native American research. It is presented in partnership with the Minnesota Genealogical Society.

    Preregistration is highly recommended, but if there is remaining space on the morning of the class, walk-up registrations will be accepted. To preregister, visit the event's ticketing page or call the box office (651-259-3015).

Munson and Anderson families in tree