Free for members, $5 for non-members
March Event: In my Backyard or at Least Nearby—Genealogy Resources at Local Historical Societies
Head Archivist Steve Penick from the Stearns History Museum will cover ways to find primary resources at local historical societies and specialized libraries from traditional ones to those that might provide surprising results.
Presentation highlights will include:
• Genealogical resources of small libraries and archives, including obituary lists; biographical files; naturalization, church, and census records; historical publications such as town/parish histories; county publications; city directories; and family histories.
• Maps/Aerial Photographs
• Newspapers and Periodicals
• Archives. (Sometimes researchers pass over archival materials. We will spend some time exploring primary sources as genealogical tools including business records, diaries, and clubs/organizations.)
• Online resources. Historical societies/small libraries might have a few online materials from photographs to a catalog. Regardless, a visit will be rewarding if you plan ahead.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org the week prior to the event for payment and login details.
For more information, please contact Brenden Duffy at 320-237-3023 for email@example.com.
Founded in 1974, the St. Cloud Area Genealogists is a non-profit organization that strives to make family history research an enriching and rewarding experience. This premier organization is for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced family historian. Our members research their ancestors from varying locations within Minnesota, throughout the United States, and from foreign countries.