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. 

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November 1
Hennepin County Library Family History Fair
It's time for the 2014 Family History Fair at Minneapolis Central Library! This year's theme is Finding Ancestors in All the Right Places. Join us for a keynote presentation by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG, and nine breakout sessions. Area repositories and genealogy ...
November 5
Who in the World is the Common Ancestor? Adding DNA to Your Genealogy Tool Kit
Instructor: J. H. Fonkert, CG   People use DNA in three ways: exploring deep genetic origins, fishing for distant cousins, and testing research hypotheses. Learn DNA basics and explore ways in which DNA can be combined with traditional research to ...
November 8
MHS Topics on Family History--Finding Your Pre-1850 American Ancestors
Instructor: J. H. Fonkert, CG   Before 1850, censuses recorded only heads of households, and other basic records such as birth and death certificates and obituaries were less common. Family history researchers must make more use of land, court, probate ...
December 3
Family History Research at the Minnesota Historical Society
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG   This webinar is an overview of the various holdings of the Minnesota Historical Society Library and State Archives that relate to genealogy and family history and how to get the most out of them. Tom ...