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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December 10
English-Welsh Interest Group
J. H. Fonkert, CG, will speak on “Tidballs Here, Tiboalds There: Exploring Family Origins on the Border of Devonshire and Somerset.” Jay’s talk will be an informal exploration of a trail that runs cold (or at best lukewarm) before about ...

January 21
Using Census Records
Census Records – From 1790-1940 the U. S. Census records hold lots of genealogical clues.  Find out where to access census records, what is in each census and how to use that information to find other records.   Instructor: ...

February 18
Learning by Example - Case Studies Using Indirect Evidence
Often the answers to our genealogical questions are not presented to us in a straight forward way. Then we have to search further afield and analyze the information we find to ferret out the answer. This presentation will look at ...

February 18
Romanian Genealogy Society Quarterly Meeting

March 18
Tracing Immigrant Ancestors
Tracing Immigrant Ancestors Don’t Cross the Pond Till You’re Ready  Researching overseas without learning all you can from sources on this side of the ocean sets you up for frustration! This session helps you work smarter by identifying the ...