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Welcome to Sherburne History Center's Eddy Research Library

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The Sherburne History Center's Research Library offers a wide range of resources for all ages. Whether you're a history buff or just starting to explore the past, our collection of books, manuscripts, and digital materials will help you uncover the stories of Sherburne County and beyond.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to help you with your research. Whether you're looking for genealogical information or trying to track down a historical fact, we're here to help. 

Yearbook & Plat Maps

Find your old high school photos or a historic map of where you live in our collection of yearbooks and plat maps (not all years are available).

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Biography & Subject Files

Our library collection includes family histories, plat books, county newspapers on microfilm, census records, naturalization records, church histories, business histories, subject and biography files, and numerous oral histories.

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Archives & Photos

Our archival collection includes thousands of photographs, probate records, collections of county clubs and organizations, original church records, school records, and more.

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Newspapers on Microfilm

We have a state-of-the-art microfilm reader on site, and Sherburne County newspapers on microfilm going back to 1855.

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"Research is creating new knowledge."

- Neil Armstrong

Research Links

Sherburne County Website

Visit the official website of Sherburne County.

The Oliver Kelley Farm

MNHS’s Oliver Kelley Farm is located in Sherburne County, and it’s a great place to visit with the family and learn about farming – past and present – on an 1860s working farm.

County Recorder's Office

Find birth, marriage, death, and other vital records through the Sherburne County Recorder’s Office.

Minnesota Historical Society

Search birth, death, state census, veterans’ graves, and gold star roll records through the Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota GenWeb Project

The Minnesota GenWeb Project has genealogy resources. Visit their page for Sherburne CountyThey also have a page of Sherburne County resources, including the birth and death records, and a name index. Check that out here.

Baldwin Township Historical Sketches

Historical Sketches of Baldwin Township, compiled by Herb Murphy.

Sherburne County Fair

Visit the website of the Sherburne County Fair. The page includes some vintage photos and historical information.

St. Cloud Times Obituary Index

St. Cloud Times Obituary Index is available through Great River Regional Library.

St. Cloud Area Genealogists

St. Cloud Area Genealogists– lists publications available for purchase for data from the St. Cloud area. Of interest to Sherburne Co. researchers is its Index to Gravestones of Stearns, Benton & Sherburne Counties, which lists epitaphs gathered in the 1970’s of all the gravestones in the cemeteries of these counties.

Minnesota Digital Library

The Minnesota Digital Library features more than 4,000 images of historic photographs and documents from various Minnesota libraries and museums. The 1903 plat book of Sherburne and Benton counties is available here.

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management – General Land Office Records – Find land patents and see images of original documents that show the transfer of land ownership from the federal government to individuals.

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