Doing Family History at the Minnesota Historical Society Library

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The Gale Family Library contains an amazing array of sources for researching one’s family history. This class will highlight the variety of family history related materials and unique collections that can be found at the Library. For example: naturalization, birth/death/marriage, government records, state hospital records, Minnesota newspapers, local/county histories, family histories/papers and more.

You’ll also get tips on getting started on your research at the Library, the Library’s catalogs/databases, and how to access the materials that are here.