Sibley County Historical Museum

   Home of the Sibley County Historical Society

Located in historic Henderson, Minnesota


Genealogy Resources at the Museum

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 a fee of $10.00 per hour ($20.00 minimum).

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.  Please call us to make an appointment.  If there is no answer, leave a message including your name and phone number and a volunteer will call you back.

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...