Sibley County Historical Museum

Located in historic Henderson, Minnesota    

Home of the Sibley County Historical Society


Genealogy Resources

Call for an appointment with our research assistants!



Genealogy is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the country.  We are so fortunate that our new office addition allows us to better serve those who are seeking genealogy information.

We have volunteers who will do research. For said services, a free will offering to the Society or the purchase of a Sibley County Historical Society membership is requested.

If you are interested in doing your own research, an appointment can be made for a volunteer to be available to assist you. The fee for this service is $5.00 per hour plus $.50 per copy of requested material.  Genealogy requests must be made by calling the Museum and leaving a message.  If there is no answer, leave a message including your name and phone number and a volunteer will call you back. You may also send in your request via email here.


Some resources that are available at the museum for research:

* Newspapers:

           Arlington Enterprise  (1906 - 1970)

*  Newspapers and other records on microfilm:

           Henderson Democrat (1856 - 1861)

           Henderson Monitor (some partial issues)

           Henderson Times (1872 - 1875)

              Henderson Sibley County Independent

                             (1873 - 1949)

           Gibbon Gazette (1894 - 1951)     

Naturalization Records (1855 - 1945)


We have many other historical materials available.

Be sure to check with us for any of your genealogical needs.

Various church histories

Obituaries from area newspapers starting in 1890

U.S. Census Records

(1860 thru 1930)


Minnesota Census (1857 - 1905)


We have photos and old postcards!


We have thousands of photos of people, places, things...