St. Cloud Area Genealogists

We are a non-profit organization that strives to make your family history research an enriching and rewarding experience.  Our monthly meetings include guest speakers who provide educational presentations to teach ways to prepare a research plan, how to evaluate evidence, techniques to discover online and non-digitized resources, and so much more.

Our 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. 

Whether you have Minnesota connections or not, we invite you to join us in pursuit of your family history.  Joining our organization is a great way to propel your research forward and for connecting with a network of people who share your interest in family history.

The St. Cloud Area Genealogists meet the third Tuesday of the month - January - May and September - November at the Stearns History Museum.  Meetings start at 7:00 pm.

For more information, contact St. Cloud Area Genealogists Librarian Dan Schroeder at or (320) 685-3629.

October 17

Cousin Research – Solve Brick Walls

Brick walls can be so frustrating!  Trying new avenues of research can be intimidating and exciting.   Many family historians are only interested in their direct family line of ancestors.  Come find out how stretching out beyond the direct family could solve your brick wall and have some exciting discoveries.  Brick walls are not just about the past, it can be in today’s generations.  Pat has several intriguing stories to share and the processes used in new discoveries.

Join Patricia Quinn and the St. Cloud Area Genealogist for an evening discovering or taking a fresh look at ways to solve brick walls in your family research.   Take a look at Cousin Research.  You can revive your research in a new way. Pat is a member of our Board of Directors as well as a charter member of the Morrison County Genealogical Society.   She has been actively researching family history for over thirty years.

November 14

Please Be Reasonable

Dan Schroeder has been an active member of St. Cloud Area Genealogists and Stearns History Museum since 1981. He is a board member of St. Cloud Area Genealogists. Learn how to use dates and locations to create a family timeline, that will help you spot inconsistencies and errors in the search results you get. Especially in Ancestry Public Trees and Find-A-Grave. Join us to learn to use these sources wisely and develop successful research habits.

Annual Membership Rates

Become A Member Today

Individual - $20

Family - $26

Pastimes Newsletter Mailed - $5

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2017-2018 Meeting Dates

Sept 19th

Oct 17th

Nov 14th

Jan 16th

Feb 20th

March 20th

April 17th

May 15th

Member Projects


Call (320) 253-8424 for availability

Index to Gravestones of Stearns County

Index to Gravestones of Benton County

Index to Gravestones of Sherburne County 

St. Cloud Daily Times Obituary Index, 1887-1907

St. Cloud Daily Times Obituary Index, 1908-1927

Index to Gravestones in St. Michael's Cemetery, Buckman, Morrison County

Old Epitaphs of North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN


Member Projects

Index of Stearns County Marriages and Marriage Licenses, 1856-1880 

Index of Stearns County Marriage Licenses, 1881-1890 

Index of Stearns County Marriage Licenses, 1891-1900
Ancestor Charts and Bibliographical Sketches with Index

Index to 1896 Plat Book, Stearns County, with Maps

Index to Gravestones in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pierz, Morrison County, MN


These and more completed projects are available to use at the Stearns History Museum Research Center.



Stearns History Museum • 235-33rd Avenue South • St. Cloud, MN  56301   

(320) 253-8424 •