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 share her experiences of gathering and displaying family photographs in an album to share with family members. Come and gather ideas to create your own family album.

February 28
Bruce Skalbeck, a retired St. Cloud State University professor, joined the St. Cloud Area Genealogists about five years ago and has agreed to tell as about his family research. Bruce considers himself a genealogy novice, so come prepared with helpful suggestions for him as he presents his information.

March 21
A webinar or maybe two will be set up for your information and enlightenment. Eunice Sankey will be your host.

April 18
"Getting the Most Out of the Family Search Website" with Tom Rice
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
"Legends and Lies in Your Lineage"
Members will have an opportunity to share legends and lies from their families or discuss family traits or skills. Each person has 5 minutes. Ruth Larson and Ruth Litke are your hosts. This will also be the organization's annual meeting where business will be discussed and officers elected.

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 •