Minnesota Genealogical Society


Welcome to the Minnesota Genealogical Society, Minnesota's largest and most comprehensive family history research organization. Whether you have Minnesota connections or not, we invite you to join us in pursuit of your family history. 
We are a 100% Volunteer organization. Delays may occur when sending requests. For LibraryHours, please see our Library Page.

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February 6
Twin Cities Legacy Users Group
The Legacy Users Group is an Interest group of MGS. They are holding their regular monthly meeting where users of Legacy Family Tree Software learn tips and tricks for using the software. Family Tree Maker users might be looking for ...

February 13
Citizenship: Law, Process and Records
Learn about citizenship laws and records, including the Alien Registration Act of 1918, which ordered all unnaturalized aliens to register and make sworn declarations about themselves, their immediate family members and their property holdings.   This class is taught by ...

February 13
How to Locate Military Records for Ancestors Who Served in the Austro-Hungarian Army
12:30 PM  - 1:00 PM CST Program Registration  Suggested Donation: $5 members, $8 nonmembers  1:00 PM  - 3:00 PM CST How to Locate Military Records for Ancestors who Served in the Austro-Hungarian Army Join CGSI as Carl Kotlarchik will ...

February 21
French-Canadian Workshop Day
The Canadian Interest Group (CIG) of MGS is hosting another free Ruth Charest Surname File Workshop Day.  Let us know what surnames from her database of 40+ years of research that you are interested in reviewing.  Names are listed at ...

March 2
From Deeds to Dirt: Analyzing Research with Maps
  Description: Taking information from deeds, patents, bounty land warrants and other land documents and translating it to a particular time and place can help you understand the ancestors behind the records and analyze a research problem. Participants will learn ...