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).
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.
Archives & Photos
Our archival collection includes thousands of photographs, probate records, collections of county clubs and organizations, original church records, school records, and more.
Newspapers on Microfilm
We have a state-of-the-art microfilm reader on site, and Sherburne County newspapers on microfilm going back to 1855.
"Research is creating new knowledge."
- Neil Armstrong
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.
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.