Minnesota Family History Societies (R-S)

This section lists associations from Ramsey to Sibley providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Ramsey County Historical Society

The association was estalished in 1949 when citizens acquired Heman and Jane Gibbs farm in Falcon Heights.  The Gibbs Museum opened in 1954.  Their aims are to promote and encourage the study of genealogy and to preserve historical materials for future generations.

They have a Research Centre which is located in St Paul's Landmark Centre where a number of archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Books
  • City Directories
  • Maps
  • Periodicals
  • Personal Papers
  • Photographs

They also publish Ramsey County History, their quarterly magazine.


Red River Valley Genealogical Society

Also listed under North Dakota.

Roseau County Historical Society and Museum

The society was established in 1927, its aim being to collect and preserve the history of Roseau County.  

They also have a Research Library where many archives are accessible, which include:

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Court Records
  • Naturalisations and Immigrations 1904-1915
  • Newspapers
  • School Records
  • Tax Records
  • Yearbooks

A list of Roseau Co. Cemeteries is also on the site. 

A number of publications and other items are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Breaking Trail
  • Collectible Plates
  • County of Roseau Centennial 1895-1995
  • P is for Pioneer, An ABC Picture Book
  • Pioneers O Pioneers Books I and II
  • RCHS 75th Anniversary Cookbook
  • Roseau Co. Heritage Book
  • Travelling Through Time in Minnesota's Historic Northwest

Scott County Historical Society

The aim of the association is to preserve information and make it accessible to the public.

They also have a Library where a number of archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Census Returns and Indexes
  • Church Records
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • Subject Index

A surname index to Obituaries, Marriages, Death and Significant Events is available on the site along with a list of Cemeteries.  They also have an on-line catalogue.

World War 2 Oral History Interviews are also available.  


Sibley County Historical Society

The association has a Museum where a number of Genealogical Resources are available, which include:

  • Church Histories
  • Family Histories
  • Federal Census Returns
  • Minnesota Census 1857-1905
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Photographs and Old Postcards

A list of surnames included in the Family Histories is on the site.

They also have details of cemeteries in the area.  They have recorded over 6500 memorials.