Gale Family Library

345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102



Library Hours

Temporarily closed.


$6 per day

Using the Library

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Research Self-Help During Covid-19

We know that many researchers either cannot visit in person or prefer remote services.  The following list of self-help resources may help you prepare for a future appointment or conduct your research from a distance.

Birth Certificates:

Death Certificates:

Marriage Records:

Naturalization Records:

State Institutional Records (prison, orphanage, state hospital):

Legislative Research:

Courts (including Divorces):

Newspaper articles and obituaries:

  • MNHS Newspaper Collection: includes links to free newspaper searches
  • MN Digital Newspaper Hub: Search and view some pre-1923 MN newspapers for free, includes Historic Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922)
  • Order through Obituary and Newspaper Article research services 
  • Interlibrary Loan--Available now! Contact your local library for info about borrowing MNHS materials on microfilm  

Images, Audio, or Film:

Donating to the Collection:

Access to and copies of specific folders/items/books/articles:


Updates (including info on Library services and reopening plans): 

Other Questions:

If your question is not addressed in the documentation above and you would like help from library staff, please contact us via email or phone.  Please note that we are currently experiencing a high volume of reference and research inquiries.