St. Cloud Area Genealogists


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.

January 17, 2017
Creating a Family Heritage Photo Album with Michele Braun-Heurung. 
Braun-Heurung will present her experiences gathering family photographs and placing ghem into a photo album to share with family members. Come and gather ideas to create your own album.

February 21
Bruce Skalbeck joined the St. Cloud Area Genealogists organization about 5 years ago and has agreed to tell as about the research he has done with his family. Bruce considers himself still a novice at genealogy so come prepared with helpful suggestions for him as he presents information. Dr. Skalbeck is a retired professor from St. Cloud State University.

March 21
A webinar or maybe two will be set up for your information and enlightenment. Just come at the usual time and get set to enjoy a little different program.

April 18
Tom Rice is a full-time genealogy researcher, lecturer, and writer. He has worked with records in the U.s., Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, and others. Tom is very involved and knowledgeable about the latest findings and technologies which affect genealogy searches. Come here him! 

May 16
Business meeting and election of officers. Social program put on by Ruth Larson and Ruth Litke, the Party People

Theme: Legends and Lies in your Lineage in their family history or anyone who wants to tell about a:
LIE that has gone on and on - just tell us about that in May! You can have 5 minutes. You might excite the crowd, stun the group, lie to us - whatever -it is the end of another successful year for genealogy!
You could tell us about a family trait or skill or sport that you think is from your family. Are you all musically talented? Do you all walk the same way? Talk the same? You can have 5 minutes.
Ruthe Litke and Ruth Larson are your hosts. They like lighthearted programs. They also like chocolate.

Zapp Historian Award Recipient in 2015 is St. Cloud Area Genealogists, Inc.
The group was organized in 1973. Its members are interested in family history. Programs include tours of historical centers and archives, lectures, and workshop with advice an assistance available to everyone engaged in genealogy. They not only work on their own projects but also have done invaluable work for researchers far and wide. The award is being presented by Gretchen Leisen, niece of Edward Zapp, Sr. and cousin of Edward Zapp for whom the award is named after. She is also a founding member of SCAG.

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, MN

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

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

Member Projects

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.





Individual - $15

  Family - $21


Individual- $17

  Family - $23





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

(320) 253-8424 •