Beginning Genealogy Workshops

Thursday, May 17
Thursday,  July 12
Thursday,  August 30

The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is going to offer three workshops on genealogy.  These sessions will be for the beginner genealogist.  These sessions require no advance knowledge of family history research.  You can sign up for one, two or three sessions!  The sessions will be given by staff at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society. 

Session 1: Where do I begin? Starting your family history research.  This session will get your started on your family history journey.  It will guide you on how to begin your research and how to organize it. We will recount the hits and misses we have learned over the years helping researchers. 

Session 2: What is in the KCHS Archives and how can do they help?  This session will introduce you to the archives at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.  A behind the scenes tour will be given.  There will be an introduction of how a researcher used the library and what resources are available. 

Session 3: Basic Online Resources  This session will introduce you to the basic online resources used for family research.  It will explain how each site is beneficial to genealogy and how it can help you in your research. 

$15/KCHS Members or $20/non-members per session
$35/KCHS members or $50/non-members for all three sessions

To Register:     Call 320-235-1881 or Email

For more information, call Jill Wohnoutka at (320) 235-1881 or

Family DYI Sign Workshop
Thursday, June 14th

Come and join us at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society to create your own Family name sign with Colfax Point Designs.  Colfax Point Designs is a husband and wife team from northern Kandiyohi County that create all kinds of home décor.  All supplies are provided and you take home your sign that night.  You will create a 12x17 framed sign with your family name on it.  This is a fundraiser for the Kandiyohi County Historical Society and the funds will go to supporting the preservation of Kandiyohi County history!

The cost of the workshop is $40 for KCHS members and $50 for non-members.

Registration is required, call KCHS office at 320-235-1881 to sign up! 

Sperry House Paranormal Investigation Presentation
Saturday, August 18th

On Saturday, August 18th Johnsdale Paranormal Group will be at the Kandiyohi County History Museum to give a public presentation at 2pm! They will be highlighting their investigation of the Sperry House, as well as other odd things they have captured on audio and video at past locations! The presentation will take place in the KCHS community room. Pre-registration will be required as we have limited seating. The cost is $3 per person.

Call the KCHS office to sign up! 320-235-1881