Family History Open House at Sherburne History Center


October is Family History Month!  Join us on Saturday, October 12, 10:00am to 2:00pm for a Family History Open House at Sherburne History Center.  A Family History 101 presentation will be given at 10:00am and noon. Staff and volunteers will be available in the library all morning to help you start your family history journey.  Even if your roots are not in Sherburne County, the skills and resources taught at this event will help you get started tracing your family genealogy.  There is no cost to attend, but those who register by October 10 will be given a free “getting started” packet.

For more information, or to register, call the Sherburne History Center at 763-261-4433 or 763-262-4433 (metro line) or visit our website at

Sherburne History Center is located at 10775 27th Ave SE in Becker.  The Sherburne County Historical Society collects, preserves and explains the history of all of Sherburne County.  Its mission is to foster a sense of community by connecting people with the county’s past and help people understand the past so they can make informed choices about the future. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 9:00am to 1:00pm


James Patrick Agosto

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